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

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. Using strategies like crimping high […]

Ranching To Improve Resilience

Diminishing the Effects of Drought on Forage Production Drought is a recurrent stressor in ranching that can, at times, seem insurmountable. A regenerative ranching strategy, along with a drought contingency plan are adaptive ways ranches can build more resiliency into their operations. Regenerative ranching is not a one-size-fits-all approach to management. It is a suite […]

Finding Value In The Carbon Markets

In this article from Seed World magazine, Agoro Carbon’s Regional Sales Manager Jerry Stephens highlights how farmers can benefit from the carbon market. “I don’t sell anything to producers, I can only buy carbon credits,” says Agoro Carbon Alliance Regional Sales Manager, Jerry Stephens. “Right now, the methodology for creating carbon credits is where Agoro Carbon is […]

Nitrogen Rate Reduction For Carbon Credits

Did you know that changing your nitrogen (N) management practices for various crops creates opportunities for earning carbon credit payments?  In many instances across the U.S., too much N is applied be properly utilized by the plant. Performing best practices around N management reduces N loss pathways from nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions and groundwater leaching […]

How Can Early Adopters Benefit From Carbon Farming?

Most of the regenerative farming practices are not new, but are back in the spotlight and part of carbon credit programs. Can legacy conservationists – who have been carbon farming for many years already – still benefit from the carbon markets? As an agronomist, I advise them the following:  I hear a lot of frustration […]

The Relationship Between Nitrogen Efficiency and Carbon Sequestration

Upon reviewing the list of practice changes that growers can implement to enroll in a carbon credit program one that seems to generate confusion is nitrogen efficiency. What does the efficient usage of nitrogen have to do with sequestering carbon? It is important to first explain what the term “nitrogen efficiency” means in terms of […]