Incentivizing Conservation Agriculture
September 24, 2019
9 – 11 a.m. EDT, Combined MWL Rooms,
National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, Washington, D.C.
Don’t miss out on this timely topic! This Farm Foundation forum will examine the potential value and benefits of an ecosystem marketplace, which could enable and encourage farmers and ranchers to adopt and sustain conservation management practices to improve soil health, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and improve water quality and use. The forum will include an evaluation of a study commissioned by the Ecosystem Services Market Consortium (ESMC) to “develop economic assessments to inform the potential total aggregated volume and value of ecosystem services provided from privately owned, working agricultural lands and potential demand for these services.”
A panel of speakers will discuss related topics—implementing, challenges, limitations, feasibility and benefits, and there will be time for questions and answers. Panelists include:
- Joseph Somers, Vice President at IHS Markit (formerly Informa Agribusiness Consulting);
- Kevin Norton, acting Associate Chief at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service;
- Dr. Kris Johnson, Associate Director for Science and Planning, The Nature Conservancy; and
- Gary Price, a Texas rancher and member of the Ecosystem Services Market Consortium Steering Committee.
Farm Foundation Vice President of Policy and Programs Megan Provost will moderate the panel discussion.
If you are unable to attend in person, you can register to participate via the live audiocast.