The Dairy Download

Carbon Markets: Capitalizing on Dairy’s Sustainable Future

May 06, 2022 IDFA Season 5 Episode 4
The Dairy Download
Carbon Markets: Capitalizing on Dairy’s Sustainable Future
Show Notes

The U.S. dairy industry is leading with sustainability as processors make ambitious climate commitments and the industry commits to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2050. At the same time, the maturation of carbon markets offers dairy producers the potential to diversify their revenue streams. How are these new markets taking shape, and what do they mean for the future of on-farm sustainability? 

On the latest episode of The Dairy Download, we speak with two experts with decades of experience helping producers and processors advance their sustainability measures.

First up is Patrick Wood, founder and general manager of Ag Methane Advisors, a niche consulting firm that helps livestock producers reap the benefits of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. What practices are dairy producers using to cut GHG emissions and sequester carbon? And should these climate benefits stay within the dairy supply chain or be sold as offsets for other industries? Patrick gives us his insight.

Next is David Darr, chief sustainability officer of Vanguard Renewables, a leading firm in the development of food and dairy waste-to-renewable energy projects. With more than 20 years of experience implementing sustainable and regenerative practices on dairy operations—most recently at Dairy Farmers of America—David brings an experienced and unique perspective when talking about dairy’s climate goals. 

How can dairy utilize more renewable energy? And how will incentives shape the future of on-farm sustainability?

Find out on the latest episode of The Dairy Download. Listen and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

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