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October 16, 2020

Meet Mike Bretz, a Corporate Sustainability Specialist Turned Carbon Farmer

Before Mike Bretz was figuring out how to capture carbon in his family farm’s soil, he was in a boardroom working to take carbon out of his company’s supply chain. The project – which included reducing travel and optimizing backhauls, offsetting with carbon credits and planting trees – was the culmination of a 30-year career in the food industry. For Mike, it was a months-long crash course in how much one company could scale back their carbon footprint, help to preserve our climate; only when you’re forced to save do you realize how much you spend.

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October 06, 2020

Meet Kasey Bryant Bamberger, Whose Ohio Farm Uses Tech to Unlock Nature’s Power

Kasey Bryant Bamberger is a third-generation partner in Bryant Agriculture Enterprise. That’s a general title, with broad responsibilities, from running the financials to ensuring safety and compliance, selecting crop insurance to driving public relations.With a collective footprint of 16,000 corn and soybean acres, the Bryant’s operation spans six counties of southwest Ohio—all of which are under Kasey and her cousin Heath’s trained operational eye.

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September 25, 2020

Meet Ray Sneed, Whose Focus on Sustainability Has Increased Profitability

Low cost, high output. That’s the mindset of Ray Sneed and his four brothers, a family of row crop farmers based north of Memphis, Tennessee. It’s a mindset that has led the Sneeds to rely on beneficial practices – to use cover crops and no-till across their soybeans, cotton, corn, and wheat acres. Recently, they have brought on some cows and calves to the farm to try the benefits of integrated grazing. 

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September 16, 2020

Meet Doug Keesling, the Farmer Who Helped Dogfish Head Address Climate Change

Doug Keesling thinks of himself, and his fellow farmers, as environmentalists. “Most farmers want what’s best for their land, the next generation, and the world’s soil,” he said. Doug grew the wheat on his farm in Kansas for a sustainable beer brewing partnership with Dogfish Head. “We’re looking for ways to pass the farm on to our sons and daughters.”

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April 22, 2020

Celebrating the winner of the Carbon Cup this Earth Day

Chris Prevatt, a 32-year-old rancher based out of Alabama – and the winner of this year’s inaugural Carbon Cup – started out attending conferences. Down south for the Grassfed Exchange, up north for No-Till on the Plains. Attendees were using the same phrases at both, like “mimic nature.” Or “farm carbon.” The seed of an idea was planted in Chris’ mind.

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April 22, 2020

Celebrating growers on Earth Day with virtual visits (VIDEO)

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January 22, 2020

The Key to Agricultural Carbon Markets: Measurement and Verification

By Ed Smith, VP of Indigo Carbon & Terraton, and Dan Harburg, Sr. Director of Systems Innovation
 
Agricultural soil carbon sequestration and emissions reductions can be immediate and affordable levers in addressing climate change, as suggested by the climate plans from the top U.S. presidential candidates [1], consideration at the UN Climate Change Conference [2], and being featured prominently in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s land use report [3]. But this requires a high degree of confidence in the precise and verified measurement of carbon levels in the soil and net greenhouse gas emissions from the farm. 

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July 18, 2019

Global farmers can take on climate change. Here's how.

By David Perry

We have a trillion-ton problem, which cannot be addressed by the photosynthesis of a single plant. But when it comes to agriculture, we are not talking about one plant – we are talking about tens of thousands of plants per acre, and 3.6 billion acres of farmland worldwide.

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June 27, 2019

Indigo's Living Map of the World's Food System

By David Potere

Two weeks ago, at the inaugural Beneficial Ag event in Memphis, Indigo was proud to participate in a growing community of innovators from across the food system. One of the questions we asked ourselves was, “What are the technological capabilities needed to catalyze the beneficial agriculture movement?” We believe a new way for seeing the global food system is part of what’s needed next. That’s why we’re building Indigo Atlas – a geospatial platform for solving agricultural problems at a planetary scale. Here, I will explain why Atlas is important, give a glimpse of the technology under the hood, and share some recent examples of Atlas in action.

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May 15, 2019

Agriculture's Time Has Come

By David Perry

Today, CNBC ranked Indigo as the most innovative company in the world on its 2019 Disruptor 50 list.

This news is significant for our young organization but, more importantly, it is an achievement for the health and progress of our population and planet. In 2013, the list’s inaugural year, agriculture wasn’t even included as an industry to watch. Now, the industry is at the forefront of technological breakthroughs and innovation, while the collective recognition for its potential accelerates. The world has countless problems to solve and agriculture offers us uniquely hopeful solutions to address the most daunting global challenges.

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