​​​Benchmarking Sustainability Performance: Utilizing the Fieldprint® Platform to Document and Demonstrate Continuous Improvement

July 2019 | 22 min., 03 sec.
by Lexi Clark
Field to Market


The Fieldprint®​​ Platform is a pioneering assessment framework that empowers brands, retailers, suppliers, and farmers at every stage in their sustainability journey, to measure the environmental impacts of commodity crop production and identify opportunities for continuous improvement. Farmers can access this free and confidential tool through the online Fieldprint®​ Calculator or through associated farm-management software​ that integrates the Platform’s metrics and algorithms. This presentation will help consultants, growers, and other practitioners throughout the United States learn how management information is entered into the Fieldprint® Calculator, analyzed, and transformed into a Fieldprint® Analysis, which graphically represents the sustainability performance of a farmer’s unique operation. Specifically in this presentation, practitioners will learn how the tool helps growers voluntarily and securely analyze how their management choices impact natural resources and operational efficiency. The Fieldprint Analysis estimates field level performance on the following sustainability indicators: biodiversity, energy use, greenhouse gas emissions, irrigated water use, land use, soil carbon, soil conservation, and water quality.

About the Presenter

Lexi ClarkLexi Clark supports the scaling and implementation of Field to Market’s Supply Chain Sustainability Program by working with growers and the supply chain to document and demonstrate continuous improvement in environmental outcomes. With more than a decade of experience serving as a soil conservationist for USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, Lexi brings with her a passion for stewardship and depth of expertise in conservation practices focused on nutrient management and building soil health. Prior to joining Field to Market, she served as a project analyst and a subject matter expert in environmental science for ProSoDel. Lexi holds a BA from Mary Baldwin University and a MS in Environmental Science and Engineering from Virginia Tech.​

Contact Information:
Email: lclark@fieldtomarket.org


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