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Our Partners


As a USDA Center of Excellence, the type of funding we receive represents the strong partnerships we make.  Agri-environment leaders know us and we know and work with them. 



"We’re not trying to go in and apply new regulations. We’re more saying here are the existing programs. How do we make them better for you?  There’s less conflict in the way we’re approaching it because we see it as a partnership"


S. Hallock du Pont Professor of Applied Economics, University of Delaware
Co-Director, CBEAR


Public and Private Working Together

At CBEAR, our actionable research is designed to activate climate-smart agriculture’s true potential.  This means we must collaborate to rapidly expand sustainable practices currently in use by connecting our data with other scientists, climate-smart leaders, and mobilizing farmers and ranchers.


Through shared knowledge and collaboration, CBEAR is pioneering data and research to increase access to information in ways never before possible in agriculture.  We partner farmers and scientists to participate in experiments, moving research from testing onto working farms.  Our research works directly with farmers to better understand real-world farming challenges that drive meaningful and measurable change.  

Our Partners List


The Center for Behavioral & Experimental Agri-Environmental Research (CBEAR) was established in 2014, funded through competitive grants from the USDA Economic Research Service (2014-2019) and from the USDA National Institute for Food and Agriculture (2019-2023). CBEAR works with program administrators at the USDA and its partners to incorporate behavioral insights into program designs. CBEAR has twice been named a USDA Center of Excellence.


Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture includes members from all sectors of the agriculture field from grower organizations to restaurants. Field to market works to foster collaboration between all who depend on agriculture as the population grows and demands more from the industry. 


The Golden Triangle RC&D (Resource, Conservation, and Development) Council is a 501(c)(3) organization made up of action-oriented volunteers and local leaders who identify problems, develop strategies, and implement beneficial programs and projects in our member county area. We focus on Land Conservation, Water Management, Community Development, and Land Management. The Golden Triangle RC&D Council is committed to natural resource conservation, community development, environmental protection, and cultural and historical preservation. They collaborate with state, federal, and local agencies and organizations to accomplish our mission. The Golden Triangle currently serves 15 counties in the SW Georgia area that include Baker, Calhoun, Clay, Early, Grady, Decatur, Dougherty, Miller, Mitchell, Randolph, Seminole, Stewart, Thomas, Terrell and Worth.


The Nature Conservancy is an environmental organization whose mission is to conserve the Earth's land and water. They work with their members, team of scientists, and staff to conduct experiments and speak about environmental issues. Their work currently affects conservation practices in over 70 countries. 


The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) is the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that represents America’s 3,000 conservation districts and the 17,000 men and women who serve on their governing boards. Conservation districts are local units of government established under state law to carry out natural resource management programs at the local level. Districts work with millions of cooperating landowners and operators to help them manage and protect land and water resources on private and public lands in the United States.

Executive Partnered Universities

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