RESCHEDULED: Carbon Academy Graduate Workshop


The mission of the Carbon Academy Workshop for Graduate Students 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.

This Carbon Academy event is an online half-day workshop for graduate students studying soil. The workshop features several guest speakers, C-FARM Co-PIs Alan Franzluebbers, Rattan Lal, Umakant MishraAsmita Murumkar, and Brent Sohngen. The workshop will also feature an interactive panel presentation with graduates students moderated by Rattan Lal and a guest graduate student.

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Date: The week of April 9th - May 3rd (exact date to be determined, depending on graduate student's schedules)
Time: 12:00pm - 4:00pm Eastern
Location: Online Zoom Webinar: Links will be sent out as confirmation of registration.

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Registration will be limited to 50 attendees.


All times Eastern

12:00 pm Welcome to the Carbon Academy and the Carbon Cycle: Rattan Lal 

12:15 pm Our Knowledge on Storage and Fate of Global Soil Carbon: Umakant Mishra

12:45 pm Making Agriculture a Solution to Climate Change: Rattan Lal 

1:15 pm Soil Biological Activity and Implications for Farm ManagementAlan Franzluebbers

1:45 pm Watershed-to Field-Scale Decision Tools for Carbon Management: Asmita Murumkar

2:15 pm Break (15 minutes)

2:30 pm Topic: Economic Policy and Societal Value of Carbon: Brent Sohngen

3:00 pm Panel Discussion with Graduate Students: Moderated by Rattan Lal OR Breakout Groups with Students Discussing Posters

3:45 pm Closing Remarks 

4:00 pm Workshop Concludes 

Speakers and Moderators

Alan Franzluebbers Alan Franzluebbers, USDA Professor, Soil Ecology and Management, Crop and Soil Sciences at North Carolina State University
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 at the Ohio State University
Umakant Mishra Umakant MishraPrincipal Member of Technical Staff, Computational Biology & Biophysics at Sandia National Laboratories

Asmita Murumkar

Asmita Murumkar, PhD, Assistant Professor and Ecosystems Services Field Specialist for Ohio State University Extension, College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the Ohio State University

Brent Songhen

Brent Sohngen, Professor of Environmental and Resource Economics, Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economic, College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the Ohio State University