"Soils of the world must be part of any agenda to address climate change, as well as food and water security."
- Dr. Rattan Lal
To prove the business case while inspiring others with living proof that carbon farming benefits farmers, the community and our environment.
To share our work amongst multiple stakeholders and collaborators in order to most rapidly advance the global soil carbon research and verification standardization process
To have multidisciplinary, verified science to support our farming practices; to work collaboratively as part of a growing body of farmers, researchers, businesses, policy makers and NGOs; to help support global work towards carbon drawdown objectives
In late 2018 we started developing our research program at the farm. Spearheaded by Farm Manager, Zach Wolf, we gathered a group of scientists and researchers from various universities and labs around the country. Below is a brief description researchers involved with the farm.
We hope to become a leader in collaborative farm-based soil carbon research.
ENABLING MORE RAPID ADVANCEMENT OF POLICY AND PRACTICE
EMPOWERED BY A SHARED, CALIBRATED AND CORROBORATED INTERNATIONAL SOIL CARBON OPEN SOURCE DATABASE
EDUCATING FARMERS, POLICY MAKERS, ASSET ALLOCATORS AND ORGANIZATIONS ON THE SOIL CARBON SEQUESTRATION CAPACITY OF DIVERSIFIED, PASTURE BASED AGROFORESTRY SYSTEMS IN THE SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES
Quick Carbon research
This summer a team of Skidmore College faculty and students collected hundreds of soil samples on the farm using their Quick Carbon technique. To learn more about their project check out the video below.
“The soil is the great connector of lives, the source and destination of all. It is the healer and restorer and resurrector, by which disease passes into health, age into youth, death into life. Without proper care for it we can have no community, because without proper care for it we can have no life.”
- Wendell Berry
"A Global Toolkit of Perennial Crops & Regenerative Ag Proactices for Climate Change Mitigation & Food Security"
By Eric Toensmeier
"A Whole Farm & Ranch Carbon and Greenhouse Gas Accounting System"
"Mission: To work for large-scale regeneration of the world’s grasslands to address desertification, climate change, and food and water insecurity."
"Regenerative Organic Agriculture and Climate Change: A Down-to-Earth Solution to Global Warming"
"Empowering everyday people to become activists, equipped with the tools, training, and network to fight for solutions and drive change planet-wide."
Education, network building, and policy work to support regenerative agriculture efforts.
"Mission: To advocate for soil restoration as a climate mitigation solution."
"Mission: To harness the multiple benefits trees provide for agriculture, livelihoods, resilience and the future of our planet, from farmers’ fields through to continental scales."