Get the dirt on putting soil carbon on your bottom line - without locking up your land (and learn how you'll lead the world in the process).
Come and listen to world experts on soil carbon sequestration and soil carbon projects cover topics such as:
- Results from farmers who are already doing soil carbon contracts (yes, it is here and it is real!)
- What is a soil carbon project worth to farmers?
- What is involved in a soil carbon project?
- The carbon cycle and sequestering carbon
- Fungi and their role in sequestration
- Making your own fungal dominant compost
- The Biologically Enhanced Agricultural Management (BEAM) approach and its benefits
- How do farmers make it happen?
- Carbon trading
- Managing the risks involved
- Question and answer time with the world leading experts on soil carbon projects.
Dr Terry McCosker - Carbon Link
Terry has been an innovator in Australian grazing industries for almost 50 years. His work in agricultural research has led to many world first achievements, and he is well known for bringing numerous innovations to grazing industries through his role in RCS. Terry is forging in-roads into the world of carbon trading, paving the way for graziers to potentially realise significant financial gains though soil carbon projects whilst still running productive and sustainable grazing enterprises.
Dr David C. Johnson - New Mexico State University
A research scientist for the New Mexico State University’s Institute of Sustainable Agricultural Research, Dr Johnson’s work includes examining how to best capture atmospheric CO2 and sequester it into the soil whilst also improving agricultural systems. His research on the Biologically Enhanced Agricultural Management (BEAM) approach has shown that a shift to a fungal dominant soil can lead to a dramatic increase in the rate of soil carbon sequestration, in addition to significantly greater biomass production.