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Farming in a carbon economy topic of May 11 workshop

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present a Carbon Farming in Texas workshop May 11 in Robstown.

The workshop is free and open to the public, with both in-person and virtual attendance options. Topics will focus on shifting farm policy and conservation practices to improve productivity while reducing environmental impact.

The program will begin with check-in at 8:30 a.m. and will conclude at 2 p.m. Participants may attend in person in Suite 1 of the Johnny Calderon Building, 710 E. Main St., or virtually via Zoom. Refreshments and lunch will be provided for in-person attendees, compliments of Texas Corn Producers and Texas Farm Credit.

Attendees should RSVP at by May 10. A link to Zoom will be provided to those who RSVP for virtual attendance.

“The idea of farming for carbon is not completely new, but recently this has become a quickly rising issue that could impact future farming practices for many,” said Jason Ott, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent for Nueces County. “There are still a lot of unknowns about this topic, and this workshop is an opportunity to learn more.”

Ott said the focus of the program will be to provide growers with some initial insight into what […]

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