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Soil, Grass and Carbon: 5 Years of Holistic Management in the American Midwest
September 8, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm UTC+0£6
Have you ever wondered how to…
Increase the flow of carbon deep into the soil through grazing?
Reliably measure carbon in the soil so you can prove to yourself and others you’re farming regeneratively?
Do your bit by purchasing regenerative food, i.e. food that restores a healthy carbon cycle?
We invite you to join us on Friday, the 8th of September from 5:00 to 7:00 PM for a talk by Dr. Jason Rowntree, a leading expert on soil carbon, from Michigan State University. He has obtained more than $2 million in funding to study how grazing livestock can improve land and mitigate climate change by capturing carbon.
Dr. Rowntree is also hub leader for the Michigan State University hub, and will be presenting a not yet published paper on the subject of soil, grazing and carbon at a soil conference in London on behalf of the Savory Global Network. He kindly agreed to insert a presentation for 3LM into his itinerary.
How did Dr. Rowntree get interested in soil and carbon? Two massive hurricanes devastated Louisiana agriculture in 2005. While helping farmers recover from the twin disasters, Dr. Jason Rowntree then realized his life’s work would be developing systems to increase the resilience of food production worldwide. As an associate professor of Animal Science at Michigan State University, he coordinates Lake City and UPREC AgBioResearch and Extension Centers where he addresses economic, environmental and social complexity in agriculture.
As an affiliate of the Center for Regional Food Systems, he strives to increase local food systems that strengthen local communities. He chairs the Grassfed Exchange, a leading U.S. grass-fed beef educational organization, is the scientific advisor and an accredited Holistic Management Educator for the Savory Institute and is an advisor of Standard Soil, a startup corporation that aims to meet the nation’s growing demand for grass-finished beef while restoring the ecosystems they manage.
Here is the evening’s agenda.
5:00 PM Registration and social hour with cash bar
6:00 PM Welcome and introductions by 3LM.
- Daniela Ibarra-Howell, CEO of Savory Institute, sets the context by sharing Savory Institute’s plans for supporting producers to get high value for regeneratively grown food and fibre.
- Dr. Jason Rowntree, Soil, Grass and Carbon: 5 Years of Holistic Management in the American Midwest
- Followed by Q&A
If you’ve been wondering about soil, grass and carbon, we do hope that you will be able to attend, as this will be a very informative session.