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June 23, 2021 at 9am CT

A virtual event where leading experts and farmers discuss what's driving the demand for agricultural carbon credits

You’re Invited: the Carbon Farming Connection

June 23, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. to 11 a.m. central time

Agricultural carbon markets are growing—and so are the opportunities to produce ag carbon credits and earn additional revenue. Many farmers wonder: What is driving this demand and is it going to last?

To explore this question, attend the Carbon Farming Connection, a virtual educational event bringing together farmers interested in learning more about agricultural carbon credits and markets.

Hear from industry experts

30 mins

Why do companies want to buy my carbon?

Speakers

Katie Wallace

New Belgium Brewing & Fat Tire

Jeremy Hanson

Heidrick & Struggles

Etienne White

Sustainable Brands

Jed Lynch

Barclays

Session Details

Companies have already collectively committed hundreds of millions of dollars to purchase agricultural carbon credits, even before they're issued. Hear from the carbon credit buyers themselves to learn what’s driving their demand, if it’s for real, and if it’s going to last.

Moderator: Chris Harbourt, Global Head of Carbon 

30 mins

Not all ag carbon credits are created equal—and why that matters.

Speakers

Jodi Manning

Cool Effect

Tim Faveri

Maple Leaf Foods

Craig Ebert

Climate Action Reserve

Session Details

A carbon credit is only as valuable as the validity of the process that created it. Find out why quality matters to avoid the mistakes of the past and invest in your future.​ The panel will also address whether carbon credit programs are fair and if your data is secure.

Moderator: Max DuBuisson, Sr. Director of Carbon Policy

15 mins

Guided Discussions

Speakers

Darrin Unruh

Indigo Ag Agronomist and Kansas Farmer

Ryan Stockwell

Indigo Ag and Wisconsin Farmer

Adam Chappell

Arkansas Farmer

Session Details

Each session will be followed by a 15-minute guided discussion led by three ag experts.

Learn more about the speakers

Katie Wallace
New Belgium Brewing, Fat Tire ​
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Katie Wallace

New Belgium Brewing, Fat Tire ​

Katie Wallace is the Director of Social & Environmental Impact at New Belgium Brewing, where she has been for 16 years. As a pioneer in corporate sustainability and B Corp business models, Katie leads the company’s work to address pressing issues like climate change, diversity/inclusion, and economic equality. Her team works toward these goals through operational sustainability initiatives, philanthropy, policy advocacy, brand-based advocacy, and coworker culture.

Jeremy Hanson
Heidrick & Struggles​
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Jeremy Hanson

Heidrick & Struggles​

Jeremy Hanson is a member of the Global CEO & Board of Directors Practice; and Co-Head of the Sustainability Practice where he consults on the governance and leadership implications of growing investor demand for sustainability (ESG) performance.  He previously was Managing Partner of the firm’s Global Financial Officers Practice.

Etienne White
Sustainable Brands
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Etienne White

Sustainable Brands

Etienne White is a marketing strategist, writer, and coach, and the Vice President of Brands for Good at Sustainable Brands. With more than 20 years of global brand management and marketing experience, Etienne has extensive knowledge in building both mainstream consumer brands and eco labels. Prior to heading up Brands for Good, Etienne founded and ran a company called ‘Possible’ for four years. Through ‘Possible’, she worked at the nexus of sustainability and marketing to help make the impossible, possible, with a diverse array of brands in the US, Europe, and Latin America.

Jed Lynch
Barclays
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Jed Lynch

Barclays

Jed Lynch is the Head of Americas for the Sustainable and Impact Banking team within Barclays Investment Bank. He advises positive-impact companies, which are businesses with a product or service that addresses an environmental or social challenge, on capital raising and corporate strategy. He also works with large-cap companies on sustainability strategy. Jed joined Barclays in 2008 and previously worked in equity capital markets and debt capital markets.

Jodi Manning
Cool Effect
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Jodi Manning

Cool Effect

As Director of Marketing and Partnerships for Cool Effect, Jodi Manning is responsible for helping to build the nonprofit into a community of 500,000+ businesses, individuals and organizations taking action in the fight against the climate crisis. Jodi works with companies of all sizes to develop their sustainability programs, helping them reduce their carbon emissions then offset the rest with the highest-quality carbon offsets around the globe. 

Tim Faveri
Maple Leaf Foods
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Tim Faveri

Maple Leaf Foods

Tim Faveri is Vice President, Sustainability & Shared Value at Maple Leaf Foods. In this capacity, Tim leads the development and execution of the strategy and initiatives that deeply  embed sustainability and shared value into Maple Leaf’s culture and business. Tim is a seasoned business and sustainability professional and his specialties include  sustainability strategy development and implementation; carbon management; corporate reporting/disclosure; stakeholder engagement; and supply chain and environmental risk assessment and verification. Prior to joining Maple Leaf, Tim was Director, Sustainability and Responsibility at Tim Hortons Inc., one of North America's largest publicly-traded restaurant chains and iconic Canadian  companies.

Craig Ebert
Climate Action Reserve
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Craig Ebert

Climate Action Reserve

Craig Ebert serves as the President of the Climate Action Reserve where he is responsible for ensuring that the organization’s activities meet the highest standards for quality, transparency and environmental integrity.  He oversees the organization’s continued leadership and commitment to ensuring offsets are a trusted and powerful economic tool for reducing emissions. He also leads the organization in identifying and entering into other opportunities that build upon its knowledge and expertise and further its work under its mission and vision. He supported U.S. negotiations on international climate change agreements, including negotiations leading up to the creation and signing of the Kyoto Protocol.

Adam Chappell
Arkansas Farmer
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Adam Chappell

Arkansas Farmer

Adam Chappell, a fourth-generation farmer, and his brother, Seth, farm 9,000 acres in Cotton Plant, Arkansas. After studying botany and entomology at Arkansas State and University of Arkansas, he developed an early interest in the benefits of less conventional farming methods. In 2009, to stop pigweed (palmer amaranth) from taking over his fields, Adam began implementing regenerative farming methods. This has been beneficial for his farm as he has been able to cut on-farm costs, reduce weeds, and improve soil health.

Chris Harbourt
Global Head of Indigo Carbon
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Chris Harbourt

Global Head of Indigo Carbon

Chris leads Indigo Ag’s efforts to develop a trusted and scientifically rigorous carbon credit program for farmers. He first joined Indigo in 2019 as Vice President, where he was responsible for guiding Indigo’s Product and Engineering teams in the development of digital agronomic tools. Today, Chris oversees all aspects of the Indigo Carbon program – from scientific collaborations to corporate buyer partnerships, grower resources to business strategy – with the aim of establishing agricultural carbon credits as an indispensable resource for increasing grower profitability and environmental sustainability.

Max DuBuisson
Sr. Director of Carbon Policy
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Max DuBuisson

Sr. Director of Carbon Policy

Max leads global carbon policy at Indigo Ag. This includes development and implementation of carbon accounting methodologies, as well as Indigo’s strategic engagement with external partners and initiatives to build reputation and positioning within the carbon market. Prior to joining Indigo, he was Policy Director at the Climate Action Reserve where he spent 11 years. He is an expert and thought leader on the development and implementation of rigorous offset project protocols, developing many key policy and technical approaches that underpin the voluntary and compliance offset markets in North America.

Darrin Unruh
Indigo Ag Agronomist and Kansas Farmer
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Darrin Unruh

Indigo Ag Agronomist and Kansas Farmer

Darrin Unruh is a regenerative ag specialist for the Western region at Indigo Ag. He grew up on a farm in Reno County, Kansas, running a 4010 John Deere tractor pulling a four-bottom plow. Since then, Darrin has come full circle in terms of my views towards soil health.  He took his first Holistic Resource management course in the early 90s. Along with his brother, Stacy, he runs a farming partnership consisting of approximately 770 acres that is managed biologically and has a cow/calf operation that is focused on flex grazing to improve soil health.

Ryan Stockwell
Partner & Grower Advocacy, Indigo Ag and Wisconsin Farmer
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Ryan Stockwell

Partner & Grower Advocacy, Indigo Ag and Wisconsin Farmer

Ryan Stockwell serves as the Sr. Manager, Partner & Grower Advocacy. Previously, he served as the Director of Sustainable Agriculture for the National Wildlife Federation. In that role, he led the cover crops program, including policy development in the Farm Bill, research coordination, and farmer champion communication training. He also worked on strategies to communicate regenerative agriculture to farmers in ways that best meet their decision-making methodologies. In his spare time he farms near Medford, Wisconsin, using regenerative practices. 

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