Learn about different approaches to estimating and improving the carbon footprint of your farm. Various tools allow you to evaluate greenhouse gas emissions and sequestration to identify on-farm hot spots that are major contributors, and then to create scenarios for how management changes might reduce these. The "OFoot" Organic Farming Footprint tool, for example, is a grower-oriented model under development at Washington State University. Another obvious approach is renewable energy, and California’s Net Energy Metering (NEM) program makes it easier and cheaper for small-scale renewable energy suppliers to produce renewable energy. Whether you currently have a renewable energy project covered by NEM or are interested in installing one, this workshop will give you up-to-date information on the program and where on-farm renewable energy is heading.
B | 10:30 am