Tour Presentations

Carbon

Welcome to the 2021 Virtual CTIC Conservation in Action Tour! This web resource contains our four 2021 virtual "tour stops," recordings of the live panel Q&A sessions held during the American Society of Agronomy's Sustainable Agronomy Conference, and bonus online content. We invite you to browse and explore the topics under each tab.

 
Carbon Farming: New Opportunities for Agriculture

“Carbon farming” can create income opportunities for farmers, landowners and CCAs, including more resilient soils, greater profitability and even revenue streams as new ecosystem services markets come into focus. Join "carbon farmer" Larry Clemens of Indiana, retired USDA-ARS scientist Jerry Hatfield, Cintia Ribeiro of Bayer CropScience, Ryan Stockwell of Indigo Ag and Dave Gustafson of CTIC for an exploration of the environmental and economic opportunities that are arising.
Carbon Farming: New Opportunities Live Panel

"Carbon farmer" Larry Clemens of Indiana, retired USDA-ARS scientist Jerry Hatfield, Cintia Ribeiro of Bayer CropScience and Ryan Stockwell of Indigo Ag discussed the opportunities presented by the carbon credits market—and the value of carbon well beyond the cash value of credits—live at the American Society of Agronomy's Sustainable Agronomy Conference.
Clemens Carbon Farm

Join farmer Larry Clemens of The Nature Conservancy at Clemens Carbon Farm and learn about the wide range of BMPs he is installing to build soil, protect water quality and create wildlife habitat on his Indiana farm.
Carbon in the Soil: Your Farm Retirement Account

Jerry Hatfield, retired head of the USDA-ARS Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment (formerly the National Soil Tilth Laboratory), describes sequestered soil carbon as a retirement account. From added resilience to lower soil temperatures during drought, learn how carbon pays huge dividends.
Your Farm's Future: Carbon for the Long Term

Building soil carbon delivers benefits that pay off over the long term. Jerry Hatfield, retired head of the USDA-ARS Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment (formerly the National Soil Tilth Laboratory), suggests asking yourself, "what do I want my farm to be 5 years from now...or 10 years from now?"
More Carbon, Less Variation

Higher levels of soil carbon reduce variation in soil productivity and yield across fields, says renowned USDA-ARS researcher Jerry Hatfield.
Additionality and Permanence: Maintaining the Value of Carbon Credits

Ryan Stockwell of Indigo Ag describes how carbon credits will gain and maintain their value, and explains the importance of additionality and permanence in maintaining a market for carbon credits that can pay off for growers.
Verification: Maintaining and Sharing the Value of Carbon Credits

Verifying that a farmer has achieved promised carbon goals is key to ensuring payment for those carbon credits. But it's an expensive process. Dave Gustafson of CTIC and Cintia Ribeiro of Bayer CropScience describe technologies that could reduce the cost of verification, allowing more of the value of carbon credits to reach farmers.
Beyond Sequestration: Avoidance of Emissions

Sequestering carbon is a great way for farmers to earn carbon credits. But Cintia Ribeiro of Bayer CropScience explains that avoidance of emissions can be another way for farmers to help reduce atmospheric carbon...and perhaps to cash in on the carbon market.

Pollinator Habitat

Join us August 17th

For the launch of this Conservation in Action Tour “stop,”

then come back here for the video and bonus online content.

 

Connecting for Conservation

Join us August 24th

For the launch of this Conservation in Action Tour “stop,”

then come back here for the video and bonus online content.