Carbon storage and commercialization will be highlighted at the Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm

NASHUA, Iowa — Carbon storage and trading will highlight discussion at the Northeast Iowa Agricultural Experiment Association’s annual meeting, to be held March 16 at the Borlaug Learning Center at Iowa’s Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm. State.

Speakers include Keith Schilling, State Geologist and Director of the Iowa Geological Survey, University of Iowa, and Ann Johanns, Education Extension Specialist at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Schilling will discuss “Challenges and Opportunities of Carbon Storage and Sequestration in Midwestern Landscapes,” followed by Johanns’ talk, “Carbon Market Options for Producers.”

Dan Robison, Dean’s Chair of the Iowa State College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, will also be in attendance and provide some comments. After lunch, Farm Superintendent Ken Pecinovsky will review the results of the 2021 research trials conducted at the farm and discuss future research plans.

The program begins at 9:30 am with the board meeting. Presentations will follow, from 10 a.m. to noon.

Participants will receive the recently printed 2021 Research Farm Report. The Riverton Lucky Clovers 4-H Club will serve lunch as a fundraiser. After Pecinovsky’s presentation, the association’s board of directors will meet. The day’s sessions are eligible for two free CCA credits (2 CM).

The meeting is free and open to the public. The Borlaug Learning Center is located at 3327 290th St., Nashua. From Nashua, at the junction of Hwy 218 (Exit 220) and County Road B60, head west on B60 1.1 miles to Windfall Ave., then south on 1 mile to 290th St., then east 0.2 mile to farm.

For more information, contact Terry Basol, field agronomist with ISU Extension and Outreach, at 641-426-6801.

Shareable photo: Visit to the research farm.

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