How’s the Water?
This year’s GA-FIT auction was focused in the Ichawaynochaway Creek Basin, and one of the contract options is closely tied to flow levels in the creek. Option C pays participants a standby fee at the beginning of the growing season. If flows fall below a certain level in the creek, the contract requires irrigation suspension…Read More
Advisory Board Reviews 2022 Auction Results
On May 5, the GA-FIT Advisory Board met to review the results of the 2022 Incentive Auction. Results were presented by the project team, and the Board discussed the findings. Overall, the auction was a success in terms of recruitment, outreach, participation, and information gathered. We expect that the execution of incentive contracts selected from…Read More
2022 Auction: A Big Success!
In March 2022, GA-FIT held its first auction for voluntary irrigation suspension incentives. The results affirmed strong interest in exploring this type of incentive. The auction and contracting for incentives gave us real-world experience and lessons learned that will guide future planning and policy. The data gathered from the bidding has informed us about the…Read More
Project Kick-Off Meeting
Our Project Kickoff Meeting was held virtually on Tuesday, October 26, 2021. Participants included representatives from state and federal agencies, members of the agriculture community, policy makers, non-profit organizations, foundations, and other interested individuals. The group learned about the project plans and offered input on project implementation. Representatives were invited from the following organizations: Lower…Read More
Be on the lookout for our project team at farm community gatherings starting in late 2021. They can tell you more about GA-FIT and our upcoming March 2022 incentive auction for drought response incentives. See the link at the top of this page to register for updates on the auction.Read More
GA-FIT Advisory Board
The GA-FIT Advisory Board met virtually on September 29, 2021. The members of the Advisory Board are: Dr. Steve Golladay, Connie Hobbs, TE Moye, Gordon Rogers, Richard Royal, and Jimmy Webb. The Advisory Board will provide input to the project team on project design and implementation.Read More