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Carbon Farming & Biochar Workshop (Romulus, NY)

Carbon Farming & Biochar Workshop, Boathouse Beer Garden, Romulus, NY

Legislators in the NYS Assembly recently introduced the Carbon Farming Act (A3281) which seeks to reward farmers for practices that maximize carbon sequestration in New York.  The bill acknowledges that soil & vegetation management can significantly enhance soil & carbon sequestration while at the same time improving soil health, crop yield and water quality.  

This is a one day workshop providing further education on carbon farming methods, including a focus on Biochar (i.e. carbonized organic material).  The day's events begin with a keynote address by Cornell professor, Dr. Johannes Lehmann.

The workshop will review the proposed legislation and its potential impact on farmers and will include sessions led by students and faculty from Cornell University on carbon farming.

An overview of biochar benefits and uses will be provided by Kathleen Draper, owner of Finger Lakes Biochar and other researchers and entrepreneurs in the biochar field.

Demonstrations on how to make biochar at home, on farm and industrial scale will also be on display.

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Event Date: 
Sat, 05/20/2017 - 09:30 - 17:00