Wednesday, March 25
10 AM PT // 11 AM MT // 12 PM CT // 1 PM ET
A variety of software tools help farmers and ranchers to track agricultural practices, calculate greenhouse gas emissions and sequestered carbon and remotely monitor environmental conditions. However, these helpful tools haven't been able to "talk" with one another to help mitigate climate impacts--until now.
Join the Climate Collaborative for this special March ROOTED Community session. Speakers from Stonyfield, the USDA, and Land PKS will discuss how OpenTEAM software knits together critical agricultural and climate-related software applications to create a powerful data-based, positive feedback loop that provides recommendations to speed up soil health and climate improvement on farms. A brief demonstration of certain aspects of the software will also be provided. OpenTEAM speakers will highlight how the software can be used by larger farms and smallholders alike, and how Climate Collaborative companies can connect to the software launch and implement it throughout their supply chains.
Britt Lundgren is the Director of Organic and Sustainable Agriculture at Stonyfield, an organic yogurt company based in Londonderry, NH. She has over a decade of experience working to advance agricultural sustainability through policy and supply chain initiatives. Prior to Stonyfield, Britt was an agricultural policy specialist for Environmental Defense Fund in Washington, D.C. She holds a Master of Science in Agriculture, Food, and Environment from Tufts University. Britt serves on the boards of the Organic Trade Association and the Sustainable Food Lab, and as an advisor to the Foundation for Food and Agriculture and the New Hampshire Conservation Law Foundation. She has worked on several organic farms, and is an avid fiddle player.
As a Soil Scientist with the USDA Agricultural Research Service (Jornada) in New Mexico, and a Sustainability Innovation Lab Fellow at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Jeff Herrick focuses on increasing the ability of the public to access and apply science to decision-making. He currently leads development of the Land-Potential Knowledge System (LandPKS). He previously led the development of the nationally (US) applied rangeland monitoring protocols, and co-led the development of the national rangeland assessment system, both of which have been adapted for use in a number of other countries.
Jeff has published widely on a variety of topics including soil health, land restoration, and strategies for applying resilience to management. He serves as an external member of the BLM’s National Science Committee, is a member of the UN International Resource Panel and serves as the US science representative to the UNCCD.