Helping Farmers Move into the Future
Idaho OnePlan provides data and software to help growers develop a single conservation farm plan that can be pre-endorsed by the various agencies, streamlining and simplifying the regulatory process that farmers face.
Idaho OnePlan is a multi-agency project to combine government regulations and current best management practices for agriculture into a single plan, integrating federal, state, and local regulations for:
- Nutrient, Pest and Waste Management
- Water Quality and Wetlands
- Air Quality
- Financial Assistance
- Endangered Species
- Petroleum Storage Tanks
The OnePlan Vision: A Simple Concept
Farmers and agencies can both benefit from reducing duplication of effort, regulatory red tape and cross-agency bottlenecks. The OnePlan coordinates the various conservation requirements of the numerous agencies with regulatory and technical oversight. From the comfort of home or office, you can connect to site specific information tailored to Idaho growers.
"Clippings" of aerial photos, soil data, hydrology maps, roads, and borders on different GIS map layers are available. With this data and the OnePlan software questionnaire, growers can generate a report and plan of action—a conservation farm plan—with effective area-specific best management practices (BMPs). The software allows the grower to record management practices over time to see what works: specific activities such as pesticide application, cultivation methods, equipment, etc. can be tracked by field.
Qualify for Financial Assistance
Farm Conservation Plans derived from the OnePlan method will help qualify farmers for local, state and federal financial assistance for conserving natural resources when needed and available. The OnePlan method makes conservation planning and implementation dramatically more efficient. Growers, technical experts, and the environment will all be winners.
Anyone can use the OnePlan software and develop an Idaho farm plan regardless of how he chooses to use the results. It's private information and it's entirely up to the individual whether or not to share such information; for example, to share it with agencies to aid in cost share or grant applications.