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Agriculture’s Role in the New Carbon Economy



Kansas State University

December 17-18, 2007

Monday, December 17
KSU Alumni Center
10:00 a.m.  – 1:00 p.m.
1:00-1:15: Welcome and Introduction – Chuck Rice, KSU

Afternoon session:  Progress in Measuring and Monitoring within Agricultural Systems

1:15-1:45: Nitrous oxide monitoring in agriculture – Cesar Izaurralde, Pacific Northwest National Lab

1:45-2:30: COMET and scaling up issues – Rich Conant, Colorado State University 

2:30-3:15: Comparison of C measuring techniques – Cesar Izaurralde, Pacific Northwest National Lab

3:30-4:15: VERIS technology for measuring carbon – Eric Lund, Veris Technologies

4:15-5:00: Carbon trading programs for agriculture – Nathan Clark, Chicago Climate Exchange

7 p.m.  Banquet
Cap-and-Trade: Is Federal Legislation Coming?” – Debbie Reed, DRD Associates, Washington, D.C.
Tuesday, December 18
KSU Alumni Center

Morning session:   Agriculture's Role in the New Carbon Economy

8:15-9:00: Resource needs, sustainability issues, and life-cycle assessments associated with biofuel development – Richard Nelson, Kansas State University

9:00-9:45: Modeling the impact of cellulosic ethanol production on soil carbon – Scott Staggenborg, Kansas State University

9:45-10:15: Break

10:15-11:00: California’s Global Warming Solutions Act: How Does It Impact Agriculture? – Cynthia Cory, California Farm Bureau

11:00-11:45: Environmental impact of climate change on Kansas – Johannes Feddema, University of Kansas

Noon: Lunch

Afternoon session:   Agriculture’s Role in the New Carbon Economy

Economics of ethanol industry adopting cellulosic technology  – Mike Woolverton, Kansas State University

2:15-3:00: Agricultural management of soil carbon in BrazilTelmo Amado, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Brazil

3:00-3:45: IPCC Report and the Nobel Peace Prize – Chuck Rice, Kansas State University

3:45-5:00: Questions and forum wrap-up

5:00: Adjourn


Questions? Contact Steve Watson, Kansas State University, 785-532-7105, swatson@ksu.edu


Conference Proceedings: 2007 USDA Greenhouse Gas Symposium

February 6-8, 2007


Past Conference Proceedings: 2005 USDA Greenhouse Gas Symposium

March 21 - 24, 2005

Past Conference Proceedings: CASMGS 2003 Fall Forum

Conference information, presentations, and papers are available at http://www.oznet.ksu.edu/ctec/Fall_Forum.htm

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