Next Farm Foundation® Forum to Focus on Carbon Markets

Free virtual event will take place on March 16, 2021

OAK BROOK, Ill.—Farm Foundation®, an accelerator of practical solutions for agriculture, will host its next Forum, Emerging Carbon Markets in Agriculture: Issues and Opportunities, on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. CT. This moderated panel will examine the current state of agricultural carbon markets, including the opportunities and challenges they present for organizations looking to improve their climate impact.

The robust panel, which features perspectives from farming, science and agribusiness, includes:

  • Aldyen Donnelly, Director of Carbon Economics, Nori
  • Ken McCarty, Co-Owner, MVP Dairy
  • Cristine Morgan, Chief Scientific Officer, Soil Health Institute
  • Matt Schmitt, Senior Director of Commercial Carbon, Cargill
  • Lisa Streck, Carbon Business Model Grower Program Lead, Bayer Crop Science

Shari Rogge-Fidler, President and CEO of Farm Foundation, will serve as moderator. She notes that this Forum is a unique chance to dig into an issue that has important implications for farmers and ranchers. “As carbon markets gain momentum, we are seeing greater focus than ever on agriculture’s potential role in mitigating climate concerns,” she says. “It’s critical that we examine the opportunities and potential drawbacks with rigor so that all stakeholders have the necessary understanding to craft or participate in effective programs.”

This event is being held virtually and is free to attend, but registration is required. Farmers, ranchers, food and agribusiness leaders, government officials and staff, industry representatives, NGO representatives, academics, students in agricultural disciplines and members of the media are all encouraged to attend. Register at

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