Carbon Farming Workshop:
From Best Practices and Existing Resources to the Potential New World of Carbon Credits
On November 7, 2019, Duke Farms, the New Jersey Farm Bureau, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, the New Jersey Department of Agriculture, and the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station held a special Carbon Farming Workshop to address ways to facilitate climate-friendly farming practices that benefit the environment while benefiting producers' bottom line.
Presentations and discussions covered farming practices that can help Garden State farmers to lower their operating expenses by adopting practices that will make their farms more resilient to the adverse impacts of climate change, and allow farmers to mitigate greenhouse gases (GHG) while improving their soils. We also covered the economics of those practices, the public and private resources that are already available to fund these practices, as well as some exciting new proposals which could provide financial incentives to farmers to use these practices to help address GHG mitigation.
The presentations are linked below.
1. Welcome and Introductions
- Michael Catania, Duke Farms
- Peter Furey, New Jersey Farm Bureau
2. Special Guests
- Douglas Fisher, New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture
- Robert Goodman, Executive Dean, Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
4. Presentations (Moderated by Peter Furey)
- Why and How Farmers Should Address Climate Change (Michael Catania)
- Resources and Technical Assistance
5. Group Discussion/Q&A (Moderated by Peter Furey and Michael Catania)