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BANR Public Meeting: Measuring and Verifying Agricultural Soil Carbon Sequestration 

Carbon-building practices on managed lands, tailored to individual soil types and environmental conditions, can produce rates of carbon accrual in soils ranging from 0.2-0.5 Mg C/ha/year over periods of 20-40 years. There is interest in incentivizing farmers to implement these practices as a way to address climate change and produce other environmental benefits. However, to advance the prospects for a soil carbon market, there is a need for consensus on standard methods for accurate and reliable accounting of net carbon sequestration and storage.

The public is invited to virtually join the Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources on December 6th, 2021 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST and 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST for a two-part session on Measuring and Verifying Agricultural Soil Carbon Sequestration.

1) Measuring, Modelling, and Scaling Up Soil Carbon

Session One: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern Time

  • Chuck Rice, Distinguished Professor of Soil Microbiology, Kansas State University
  • Bill Salas, Chief Strategy Officer, Regrow Ag
  • Bruno Basso, Foundation Endowed Professor of Earth and Environmental Studies, Michigan State University

2) Challenges in Applying Soil Carbon Measures to Soil Carbon Markets

Session Two: 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM Eastern Time

  • Brian McConkey, Chief Scientist, Viresco Solutions
  • Debbie Reed, Executive Director, Ecosystem Services Market Consortium
  • Jeff Seale, Director of Environmental Strategy and Climate Policy, Regrow Ag
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