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Carbon Farm Planning Workshop
Wed, April 12, 2017, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM PDT
Learn the principles of carbon farming and how to develop and implement a Carbon Farm Plan with Dr. Jeff Creque and members of the Carbon Cycle Institute, the Marin Carbon Project and the COMET Farm Project at Cal Poly's beautiful Swanton Pacific Ranch. Swanton Ranch is comprised of an array of working lands - rangelands, forests, croplands and orchards - an ideal location to practice building a Carbon Farm Plan.
Carbon farming combines cutting-edge agricultural practices with the tools of ecological design to build healthy soil and profitable farms and ranches, as well as improving the rate at which carbon dioxide is removed from the atmosphere and converted to plant material and/or soil organic matter. A Carbon Farm Plan evaluates and quantifies how on-farm practices can sequester carbon while providing other environmental co-benefits such as increased on-farm climate resilience, soil health, and farm productivity.
This one-day workshop will cover the basic principles of the carbon cycle, steps to creating a Carbon Farm Plan, use of NRCS COMET-Planner/Farm tools, and will include applications and practice with in-field preliminary assessments on the ranch.
The demand for Carbon Farm Planners is increasing in California. Use this opportunity to network with natural resources professionals for future projects!