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A New Cooperative Model

By Farmers, For Farmers

Putting Carbon Buying Power Into the Hands of Farmers

There are more ways for farmers to get paid through carbon sequestration than there ever have been before. But how many of those programs truly put the power in the hands of the farmer rather than a large corporation? 

Carbon Co-Op 2.0 is a first-of-its-kind program, designed by farmers for farmers. This reinvented cooperative model removes the middle man out of carbon credit programs by putting the power in the hands of the farmer, resulting in a farmer-led, farmer-controlled program.


Respected by Industry Leaders


“David’s leadership in founding Carbon Co-op 2.0 is an example of his rare talent to build bridges between people with different viewpoints and to work toward a common goal that benefits everyone. As a serial entrepreneur he’s great at seeing the opportunities that others may miss because they’re not willing to look beyond the usual ideas and the usual partners. That expansive, strategic thinking is what sets him apart.”

- Nicole Lederer, Chair and Co-Founder, Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2)

“Building carbon in the soils helps everyone, the lad improves, and farmers create a benefit for the whole supply chain for food, feed, fuels, and chemicals. We need to actively ensure that farmers participate and benefit from the value they create.”

- Patrick R Gruber, CEO, GEVO


Join Today

We are looking for farmers who want to join our mission to become a leading buying power of carbon offsets. To learn more, contact David Kolsrud by phone (507-920-5348) or email (