Carbon-Trading for New York Farms and Landowners - learning the ins and outs of c-trading Public Outreach Workshop uri icon


  • Free and open to the public. Lunch is on your own.
    Please register w Kim Totten:
    Central NY RC&D
    99 North Broad Street
    Norwich, NY 13815
    607-334-3231, x 4
    607-334-4744 fax


    8:00-8:30 Coffee/bagels

    8:30-8:45 How we got here: Central NY Resource Conservation & Development Bob Aman ( exploring c-trading aggregation funded by Environmental Defense chair, CNYRCD carbon committee

    8:45-9:15 Why Climate Change Matters: Risks and opportunities on the land David Wolfe (

    9:15-9:45 Cap and Trade 101 Stacie Edick (CNYRC&D)

    9:45-10:15 Opportunities for farms and landowners: Sources and Sinks 101 Jeni Wightman (CNYRC&D)

    10:15-10:45 Coffee Break

    10:45-11:15 Policy perspective: Offsets and RGGI - Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Lois New ( Department of Environmental Conservation

    11:15-12:00 Creating environmental commodities from farming activities. How a digester project generated revenues from multiple environmental markets. John Kunz ( Environmental Resource Trust

    12:00-12:45 Seven Montana non-profits create unique opportunities for landowners to participate in market-based Greenhouse Gas mitigation Ted Dodge ( Carbon Offset Coalition

    12:45-1:30 Lunch

    1:30-2:00 The case for energy efficient improvements /renewable energy TBD

    2:00-2:30 The case for soil fertility, no-till, crop productivity and air quality John Duxbury (CU)

    2:30-3:00 Carbon sequestration and biomass energy in New York forest land Peter Woodbury (CU)

    3:00-3:30 Coffee Break

    3:30-5:00 Panel: Farm Economics/Decision Making

    • RECs&GHG Offsets from Anaerobic Digesters (some wind) George Hoguet (
    • Farm Net and Agricultural Innovation Center Ed Staehr ( )
    • Maximizing the potential for agriculture to participate in the carbon market Ron Rausch (NYSDAM/SWCC)
    • Digester Farm experience in evaluating options for trading credits Doug Shelmidine (Sheland Farms)
    • My "limited" experience with Carbon Credits (Digesters & NoTill) Connie Patterson (Patterson Farms)
    • Farm ecology brokering for renewable energy and sustainability Jeffrey Frost ( )
    • Digester Farm experience in exploring c-trading Rob Noble (Noblehurst Farms)

    5:00-5:30 General Discussion, Where to go from here Phil Metzger (CNYRC&D)