Carbon Farming

Earn Income for Enriching Your Soil

Earn extra income for increasing your soil carbon with Indigo Carbon

Indigo Carbon


Indigo Carbon

Indigo Carbon helps you get paid for adopting regenerative farming practices and drawing down carbon into your soil. As you capture carbon, enterprises and individuals can buy carbon offsets through Indigo Carbon.

The programme is part of the Terraton Initiative, a global effort that seeks to remove one trillion tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and use it to enrich our agricultural soils.


But how? 

Through photosynthesis. 

Agricultural plants have the ability to economically pull
more carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere than any other technology. 
Photosynthesis is the natural process by which plants absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Plants retain the carbon, using it to grow leaves, stems, and roots. They also release some of the carbon through their roots into the soil as simple sugars. This contributes to a healthy soil ecosystem, rich in nutrients. By adopting regenerative farming practices, farmers can lock down this carbon in the soil, rather than releasing it back into the atmosphere through practices such as tilling.

  • Regenerative practices can improve both soil health and the profitability of your farm.

Bringing Indigo Carbon to Europe

We've launched Indigo Carbon in the US and have seen very positive grower response. In Europe, we are piloting Indigo Carbon with selected growers in 2020 in Germany. Let us know if you're interested in Indigo Carbon. We're excited to work together. 


Improve Profitability

In addition to revenue from carbon sequestration, regenerative practices have the potential to generate additional savings

  • Increases soil water retention and plant use efficiency 
  • Reduces amount of fertilizer, insecticides, fungicides and herbicides
  • Requires less fuel via fewer machine passes 
  • Reduces soil erosion and retains more nitrogen 

Improve Soil Resilience

Regenerative farming practices can help you improve the resilience of your land, including the potential to:

  • Improve soil fertility and soil organic matter
  • Increase water infiltration rates and water holding capacity
  • Decrease erosion and run-off

Who will buy your carbon credits?

The Terraton Initiative pays farmers to adopt regenerative practices in a carbon market funded by enterprises and individuals.

  • Businesses who want to demonstrate their commitment to the environment
  • Food companies looking to offer products that are climate positive 
  • Individuals, NGOs 

Let's work together 

We want to bring Indigo Carbon to Europe and need your help to do so. Let us know if you are interested in Indigo Carbon. We're excited to work together. 

Register for a chance to join our first pilot

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Open Quotation MarkI’ve been no-till for close to 30 years, so my soil is in good health. No one was doing no-till 30 years ago, but I used to sit in the tractor and think that every time I’m tilling I’m losing four inches of moisture. The less you can till the ground, the better off you are.Close Quotation Mark

Michael Herrmann

Grower, Kansas


Open Quotation MarkWorking with Indigo, I hope to get more farmers to grow with a regenerative approach and improve the health of our global agricultural soils. If you are a conservationist, and a good steward of the land, then you are building soil health and will be better off financially. Soil health, to me, is the main driver for our farm and its success.Close Quotation Mark

Rick Clark

Grower, Indiana


Open Quotation MarkWorking with Indigo goes hand in hand with the soil-building strategy I already have in place by using top choice organic fertilizer and Indigo's microbes. I noticed a big difference between having it and not having it this year. Indigo helped grow healthier soybeans. With Indigo, I saw a lot of root mass and a much healthier plant which lead to increased yields anywhere from 5 bushes to 15 bushels.Close Quotation Mark

William Palsa

Grower, Arkansas


*Net of withholding for buffer account and payable over a 10 year vesting schedule.

Website for promotional purposes only. Carbon credit rate subject to change. All figures are examples based on specific assumptions that may not be applicable to all farms. A number of variables can affect outcomes on any particular farmland. Indigo does not guarantee any results with respect to carbon dioxide equivalents sequestered, carbon credits generated or amount or eligibility of payments with respect to any individual grower. Participation and enrollment in Indigo Carbon is subject to eligibility requirements and acceptance of additional terms and conditions.