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 […]
Carbon Farming Podcast Ep. 8: Carbon Farming In The Northern U.S. – Challenges & Benefits
In this episode we discuss the challenges and benefits of reducing tillage and adding cover crops in the Northern half of the US. Agronomists John Pullis and Steve Hasselman share their experiences with these sustainable farming practices in the upper Midwest. After working with farmers for years through these practice changes, they offer advice through […]
Conversations with Farmers: Legacy, Profitability and Sustainability
We sat down with Nebraska farmer, Jim Geyer, to talk about his operation. Jim is a fourth generation family farmer located in Madison County, NE. Watch as he talks about the conservation practices (no-till) on his farm and how they are impacting his legacy, profitability and sustainability goals. “It’s important to me to carry on […]
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 […]
Carbon Cropping Challenges in the Northern U.S., Thoughts from an Agronomist
There are inherent challenges with introducing new conservation practices on any farm. Whether it is in a corn, soybean or wheat field or others, these challenges may be the same or they may be unique, depending on a variety of factors. When an additional layer of constraint is added to these systems, the challenge can […]
Why I Chose To Join The Agoro Carbon Alliance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsvVpDDJQds Watch third generate dryland wheat farmer, Devin Moon, explain why he choose to get his farm involved with the Agoro Carbon carbon cropping program.
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 […]
Introducing the Agoro Carbon Alliance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBFA-UEq6W8 Farmer, Devin Moon, shares his perspective on conservation ag practices and how he’s taking action towards a more profitable and sustainable future for his business.
Tips for Transitioning to No-Till
No-Till: How To Successfully Make the Transition Transitioning to no-till on your farm might seem challenging, but the experiences from many farmers show the opposite. However, it is good to be aware of the changes expected. Here we touch on some of the main changes that come with no-till farming and things to consider. Transitioning to […]
Lessons Learned In Adopting New Ag Practices
Steve Hasselman covers some tips for the successful adoption of new farming practices based on his experience as a farmer and agronomist.