5-Diamond Farmer Program

Sustainability, stewardship, conservation – whatever you call it — Deerfield Ag Services knows you care about the soil, water and food supply entrusted to you. After all, it’s your legacy and ours.

The new Deerfield 5-Diamond Farmer Recognition will celebrate you and what you’re already doing right.

  • No formal documentation or paperwork to fill out
  • No cost to participate
  • Get recognized for all the things you already do

Diamonds will be given for up to a maximum of 5 diamonds*.

Each practice listed below is considered one diamond: 


♦  Conservation tillage practices – no-till or minimal till


♦  Use of cover crops


♦  Participation in a value-added grower program (examples include high oleic or food grade soybeans, Certified Angus Beef, or participating in a farm market)


♦  Five hours of continuing education through participation in Soil & Water Conservation District or OSU Extension programs


  Pesticide applicator certification (ODA certification conducted through OSU Extension)


♦  Active service to an agricultural organization, such as Farm Bureau, local foods council or statewide checkoff program


♦  Adoption of a new sustainability practice on the farm


♦  Adoption of a new sustainability technology 

To become a 5-Diamond Farmer, growers must fill out and submit the application below by May 31, 2022. A link to the PDF form can be found here.

Please note, Deerfield will not evaluate the practices, but will ask the farmer to supply proof of the application of the practices on their farm, such as third party certification, a photograph, or an explanation. Farmers who meet the criteria will be honored at the 2022 Deerfield Grower Meetings.