Carbon Academy Undergraduate Workshop


The mission of the inaugural Carbon Academy Workshop is to provide essential insights into soil carbon, carbon farming, on-farm carbon credit assessments, soil carbon measurement techniques (including remote sensing), and to explore broader topics such as policy, legal considerations, carbon as it relates to food security, societal carbon value, ecosystem services payments, and carbon market mechanisms.

Our inaugural Carbon Academy event is an in-person, half-day workshop for undergraduate students. The workshop features several guest speakers, including Tania Burgos-Hernández, Matthew Hamilton, Rattan Lal, Klaus Lorenz, and Asmita Murumkar. There will be a demonstration of greenhouse gas measurement in soil with Klaus Lorenz and Lab Manager Kyle Sklenka.

soil types


12:00 - 12:15 pm Students and speakers arrive, select their refreshments, and get seated

12:15 pm Welcome to the Carbon Academy Workshop: Rattan Lal 

12:30 pm Policy dimensions of carbon farming: How institutional factors affect practice adoptionMatthew Hamilton

12:45 pm Managing Soil Carbon for Addressing Global Warming: Rattan Lal 

1:30 pm Break (15 minutes)

1:45 pm Decision tools and models for carbon managementAsmita Murumkar

2:15 pm Demonstration of greenhouse gas measurement: Klaus Lorenz and Kyle Sklenka (30 - 45 minutes)
Demonstration will occur outside if the weather is good; inside if the weather is poor

2:45 pm Carbon Farming and the Societal Value of Carbon: Rattan Lal 

3:15 pm Closing remarks: Tania Burgos-Hernández


Date: November 17, 2023
Time: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
We are planning to provide light refreshments or a boxed lunch. Details to come.
Waterman Agricultural and Natural Resources Laboratory
The Controlled Environment Agriculture Research Complex (CEARC)
Priva Gathering Space
2515 Carmack Rd, Columbus, OH 43221

Parking is available at the gravel Event Parking lot across the street from CEARC at 2510 Carmack Road, Columbus, OH 43221

Carbon Academy Parking









Tania Burgos-Hernandez Tania Burgos-Hernández, PhD, Lecturer, School of Envrionment and Natural Resources
Matthew Hamilton Matthew Hamilton, PhD Ecology (emph. Environmental Policy), Assistant Professor, School of Environment and Natural Resources
Rattan Lal Rattan Lal, PhD Soil Science, Distinguished University Professor, School of Environment and Natural Resources, Director, CFAES Rattan Lal Center for Carbon Management and Sequestration
Klaus Lorenz Klaus Lorenz, PhD Agricultural Sciences, Senior Research Associate, School of Environment and Natural Resources, Assistant Director, CFAES Rattan Lal Center for Carbon Management and Sequestration
Asmita Murumkar Asmita Murumkar, PhD, Assistant Professor and Ecosystems Services Field Specialist for Ohio State University Extension, College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences