The Iowa Farm Bureau will host the event on July 14
By Diego Flammini
An industry organization is hosting a virtual roundtable next month to help farmers who are considering adopting climate-friendly carbon sequestration practices to increase on-farm income.
Registrations for Iowa Farm Burau Federation’s “Carbon Credit Markets: What Farmers Need to Know" event is open. The roundtable will take place Wednesday, July 14 from noon to 2:30 CDT.
The virtual event hopes to answer some of the pressing questions farmers have surrounding carbon markets.
- What do carbon credit programs mean for farmers in terms of cost and commitment?
- How long is a farmer locked into an agreement?
- What are some of the challenges involved?
To help answer these questions, the organization will bring together guest speakers from different parts of the industry to discuss private sector and government carbon market opportunities.
“This first-of-its-kind webinar will bring together scientific, business, association and private-sector climate program stakeholders to help our members build a better understanding of future carbon credit markets and economic and environmental opportunities presented,” Sam Funk, IFBF director of ag analytics and research, said in a statement.
Speakers scheduled to appear include Shelby Myers, an economist with the American Farm Bureau Federation, Dr. Joe Outlaw, director of the Agricultural and Food Policy Center at Texas A&M University, Lisa Streck, carbon business model grower lead at Bayer, Ben Gordon, portfolio leader, carbon and ecosystems portfolio with Corteva Agriscience and Adam Kiel, executive vice president of AgOutcomes Inc.
Attendees will also have the opportunity to engage with the speakers directly during the roundtable.
Registration is free for Farm Bureau members and $50 for non-members.
Farms.com has contacted the Iowa Farm Bureau for comment.