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Wednesday, December 4 • 9:15am - 10:45am
Carbon Farming: Science and Practice

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Carbon farming is rising in prominence nationally, both as a farm viability strategy and as a climate change solution. As both market and policy-based carbon farming initiatives grow, farmers are increasingly being asked to speak to their farms' greenhouse gas emissions, carbon sequestration, and climate change resilience.  These conversations can offer opportunities for customer education and engagement, as well as for growing community support for regenerative practices at the leading edge of the industry.  This workshop will summarize the most up-to-date science and experience in the field on carbon farming's opportunities and challenges across production systems. The workshop will also explore how farms can effectively adopt carbon farming practices and engage with emerging structures such as state-level soil health initiatives and environmental service markets.

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Connor Stedman

Lead Designer, AppleSeed Permaculture
Connor Stedman is an ecological designer, farm planner, and educator with AppleSeed Permaculture in the Hudson Valley of New York. Connor specializes in applying carbon farming and agroecology practices to strengthen farm landscapes and businesses. He holds an M.S. in Ecological Planning from the University of Vermont... Read More →

Wednesday December 4, 2019 9:15am - 10:45am EST