Carbon Farming Podcast

The Carbon Farming Podcast brings you the latest news and insights from the world of agricultural carbon.

On each episode hear from industry experts, farmers, ranchers, carbon buyers and agronomists about the carbon market and farm-based carbon credits in this ad-free podcast. Farmers and ranchers across the United States are increasingly making sustainable practice changes including: transitioning to strip/no-till, adding cover crops, managing nitrogen, and pasture and rangeland management.  Now, with the addition of carbon credits, these practices also provide a new revenue stream for farmers and ranchers while helping businesses meet their sustainability goals.

Listen in, we’re creating a solution that is grounded in soil.

Recent episodes

One Texas Rancher's Journey to Carbon Capturing
 One Texas Rancher’s Journey to Carbon Capturing
Carbon Farming Podcast Ep. 19

Carbon Farming Podcast Ep. 19: One Texas Rancher’s Journey to Carbon Capturing

Let's start this new year with a new podcast episode featuring Northern Texas Rancher, Steve Rapp and his dedicated Agoro Carbon Grower Success Agronomist, Shawntel Ervin. Steve grew up in Texas and is also a mixed animal practitioner. He took over his family farm (est. 1922) where they raise cattle,…

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 Soil Stratification’s Role in the Ag Carbon Market
Carbon Farming Podcast Ep. 18

Carbon Farming Podcast Ep. 18: Soil Stratification’s Role in the Ag Carbon Market

Soil Stratification's Role in the Ag Carbon MarketLet's zoom in on a specific and very crucial stage of the ag carbon credit generation process - the role of soil stratification. First off, what is soil stratification or also referred to as “soil strata?”Well, here is a little preview:Soil stratification is…

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The Relationship Between Soil Health & Farm Profitability
The Relationship Between Soil Health & Farm Profitability
Carbon Farming Podcast Ep. 17

Carbon Farming Podcast Ep. 17: The Relationship Between Soil Health & Farm Profitability

Come dive into the world of soil health. In this episode we dig into the relationship between soil health and profitability with Agoro Carbon Science Manager, Dr. John Shanahan. John is one of our founding scientists team members and brings over 35 years of experience as a professional agronomist in both…

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Generating Ag Carbon Credits with Legumes
 Generating Ag Carbon Credits with Legumes
Carbon Farming Podcast Ep. 16

Carbon Farming Podcast Ep. 16: Generating Ag Carbon Credits with Legumes

Iowa-based Agronomist and Strategic Accounts Manager, Clay Craighton, joins us to chat through the newest way farmers can get involved in the ag carbon market - and it's all about generating ag carbon credits by cover cropping with legumes. Cover crops improve soil health and help keep carbon “locked in”…

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wheat field with two women
Women in Agriculture
Carbon Farming Podcast Ep. 15

Carbon Farming Podcast Ep. 15: Women in Agriculture: Kerry Hoffschneider & Ashley Bruner

Women in Agriculture: Kerry Hoffschneider & Ashley BrunerThis week is all about women in ag. We are fortunate to have two new guests who share their early beginnings on the farm and pasture, the role of women in ag-based culture, and how it’s evolved. Their own families have lived through…

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Life After Signing a Carbon Contract with Kyle Henry
Carbon Farming Podcast Ep. 14

Carbon Farming Podcast Ep. 14: Life After Signing a Carbon Contract with Kyle Henry

Life After Signing a Carbon Contract with Kyle HenryWe sat down with Kyle Henry, an Ohio rancher, who is also an Agoro Carbon Alliance member. We chat about the early onboarding process from a rancher's perspective to help others understand what exactly happens after a carbon contract is signed. He…

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Nitrogen Carbon Market
Nitrogen in the Carbon Market
Carbon Farming Podcast Ep. 13

Carbon Farming Podcast Ep. 13: Nitrogen in the Carbon Market

This week we borrowed Markus Braaten, Market Development Manager of Digital Agronomy, from our parent company: Yara International. Yara is a respected global leader in soil fertility solutions. Markus discusses alongside Agoro Carbon’s Science Agronomist, Seth Urbanowitz, the topic of Nitrogen (N) use efficiency and the role of Nitrogen in the…

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Carbon Opportunities in Iowa
Carbon Farming Podcast Ep. 12

Carbon Farming Podcast Ep. 12: Carbon Opportunities in Iowa

In this episode we welcome Alejandro Plastina, Associate Professor of Economics at Iowa State University alongside his former student and our Cornbelt Carbon Cropping Manager, Clay Craighton. Dr. Alejandro Plastina specializes in agricultural production and technology, with an emphasis on farm business and financial management. His research focuses on the socioeconomic drivers…

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Agronomy Talk
Carbon Farming Podcast Ep. 11

Carbon Farming Podcast Ep. 11: Agronomy Talk: Drought & Sustainability Practices

Agronomy Talk: Drought & Sustainability Practices According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, more than 80% of Texas has been facing drought conditions most of the year, and some areas for much longer. Prolonged drought can lead to crop loss, heat stress and limited feed availability for livestock, as well as…

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Partners in Sustainability
Carbon Farming Podcast Ep. 10

Carbon Farming Podcast Ep. 10: Partners in Sustainability: Graze Master & Agoro Carbon

Partners in Sustainability: Graze Master & Agoro Carbon We have a new partner we'd like you to meet: the Graze Master Group. Our new, Nebraska-based partner Graze Master Group conducts business with a rancher-first farmer-first mindset. Episode guests are Del Ficke, founder of Graze Master Group and Sales Director of Agoro Carbon,…

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Sustainable & Profitable Conservation Farming
Carbon Farming Podcast Ep. 9

Carbon Farming Podcast Ep. 9: Sustainable & Profitable Conservation Farming

Sustainable & Profitable Conservation Farming In this episode we visit with Frank Rademacher, a farmer from East Central Illinois with several years experience in sustainable practice changes on his farm.  Frank and his family farm a corn and soybean rotation and have been continuously been practicing no-till and cover cropping…

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Carbon Farming In The Northern U.S. – Challenges & Benefits
Carbon Farming Podcast Ep. 8

Carbon Farming Podcast Ep. 8: Carbon Farming In The Northern U.S. – Challenges & Benefits

Carbon Farming In The Northern U.S. Challenges & Benefits In this episode we discuss the challenges and benefits of reducing tillage and adding cover crops in the Northern half of the US. Agronomists John Pullis and Steve Hasselman share their experiences with these sustainable farming practices in the upper Midwest.…

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You Just Signed A Carbon Contact, Now What?
Carbon Farming Podcast Ep. 7

Carbon Farming Podcast Ep. 7: You Just Signed A Carbon Contact, Now What?

You Just Signed A Carbon Contact, Now What? Do you know what to expect after signing a carbon contract? In this episode you'll learn what happens after a farmer or rancher signs a carbon contract - plus, how they're supported along the way. If you're contemplating a carbon program, you'll…

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Carbon From A Range Agronomist’s View
Carbon Farming Podcast Ep. 6

Carbon Farming Podcast Ep. 6: Carbon From A Range Agronomist’s View

Carbon From A Range Agronomist’s View Agoro Carbon promotes carbon sequestration practices on ranches nationwide. In this episode we dive into what conservation practices look like in range and pastureland. Range Agronomist, Brekke Munks grew up in rural Wyoming on an elk refuge surrounded by rangeland and cattle. With a strong…

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A Carbon Buyer’s Perspective
Carbon Farming Podcast Ep. 5

Carbon Farming Podcast Ep. 5: A Carbon Buyer’s Perspective

A Carbon Buyer's Perspective We are heading up the value chain with Ariel Perez of Hartree Partners to learn the carbon marketplace perspective from one buyer. Hartree Partners is a global energy and commodities firm that provides high-impact, low-cost solutions to accelerate the transition to a zero-carbon future and to monetize…

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Science Of Soil Carbon
Carbon Farming Podcast Ep. 4

Carbon Farming Podcast Ep. 4: Science Of Soil Carbon

Science Of Soil Carbon Indiana Agronomist, Caleb Smith, takes us behind the conservation farm practices to talk about the science happening under our feet - in soil carbon. Caleb answers some of the common questions he gets about soil organic matter, soil organic carbon, measuring carbon sequestration and how it…

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Carbon Farming From A Grower’s Perspective
Carbon Farming Podcast Ep. 3

Carbon Farming Podcast Ep. 3: Carbon Farming From A Grower’s Perspective

Carbon Farming From A Grower's Perspective In our last episode we talked about how Agoro Carbon Alliance was created to facilitate improvements on the farm/ranch that reduces carbon and sequesters more carbon in the soil. These changes are not only good for soil health and bringing an additional revenue to…

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Is Carbon Farming For You?
Carbon Farming Podcast Ep. 2

Carbon Farming Podcast Ep. 2: Is Carbon Farming For You?

Is Carbon Farming For You? We speak with Agoro Carbon Alliance's agronomists to answer some of the most common questions you may have about Carbon Farming.  Mark Worner (Ohio-based) and Travis Kidd (Texas-based) help growers and ranchers understand the benefits and drawbacks of conservation practice changes that can help your land improve…

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So What’s Carbon Farming?
Carbon Farming Podcast Ep. 1

Carbon Farming Podcast Ep. 1: So What’s Carbon Farming?

So What's Carbon Farming? At Agoro Carbon Alliance, we're taking action across the global food value chain to grow a permanent, farm-based carbon solution through Farm Carbon Credits and certified climate-smart crops. One question that we hear more often than any other is: so what is carbon farming, anyway? In this…

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