Why Do You Need My Data?
When farmers and ranchers enroll in a carbon program, one step in the process is data collection. Why? Data collected at the farm or ranch level is used to gain an understanding of the current operation and evaluate the current and future sustainability impact through sequestering soil organic carbon. The data points collected help to […]
Carbon Farming Podcast Ep. 9: Sustainable & Profitable Conservation Farming
Sustainable & Profitable Conservation Farming In this episode we visit with Frank Rademacher, a farmer from East Central Illinois with several years experience in sustainable practice changes on his farm. Frank and his family farm a corn and soybean rotation and have been continuously been practicing no-till and cover cropping for the last 5-8 years. […]
Understanding The Carbon Cycle In Farming
Carbon naturally cycles through agroecosystems in all management systems, but some systems are better than others for increasing soil organic carbon (SOC). Crop roots and residues add carbon to soil organic matter (SOM) and microbial respiration eventually emitting carbon dioxide (CO2) to the atmosphere. Soil organic matter is over 50% soil organic carbon (SOC), and […]