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Learn how Livestock systems can reduce Greenhouse Gases, Webinar November 18, 10-noon

Learn how Livestock systems can reduce Greenhouse Gases, Webinar November 18, 10-noon

In collaboration with Northeast Climate Hub, please join us to learn more on how you can help reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) on working lands. This series is for landowners, farmers, foresters, extension agents, and citizens.

Learn how Agriculture & Forestry can reduce Greenhouse Gases (GHG)!

Join Us for two cspeakers focusing on LIVESTOCK & GHG:

November 18, 10am-12pm Register Here:

10am: The Role of Models in Farm Systems Management for GHG Mitigation presented by Kristan Foster Reed (Assistant Professor of Dairy Cattle Nutrition & Management, Cornell University)

Dairy farms are complex systems with the main sources of GHG emissions coming from enteric methane, manure management, and feed production. However, opportunities exist to mitigate emissions from each of these sources and due to the nature of the dairy farm system, a single management decision can mitigate multiple emission sources. Models are tools that help us understand the downstream impacts of management practices and quantify emissions and other environmental impacts. I will review some existing dairy farm system models and introduce the Ruminant Farm Systems model currently under development.

11am:Feed Management Implementation From a PA NRCS Perspective- Moving from Water Quality to GHG Mitigation presented by Dan Ludwig (State Resource Conservationist, USDA-NRCS Pennsylvania)

During this presentation, participants will learn about what comprises a feed management plan as well as the concepts on how a feed management plan allows producers to make improvements to water and air quality on their farm as well as it’s potential to improve income over feed costs. This presentation will share results of ration manipulation on select farms in Pennsylvania as well as the potential interaction of ration adjustments to mitigate GHGs. The presentation will also discussion financial assistant options through NRCS programs and how nutritionists can become qualified plan writers or Technical Service Providers (TSP).

Register here:

Also, Upcoming:

FORESTS & GHG: December 16, 2021, 10am-noon. Register HERE.


To learn more about our webinar series, please visit our Working Lands & GHG website.

Webinars are scheduled for every 3rd Thursday, 10am – noon.

1st hour is conceptual, 2nd hour is applied. Join us when you can!

Recordings from Oct 21 webinars on Soils & GHG, here!

This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture - Smith Lever Project 2019-20-110


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