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The Sequestration
January 10, 2024

The Sequestration Winter 2024 CoverWelcome to the 2024 Winter Edition of The Sequestration. Please click here to access a PDF version of this newsletter, or read on to access our digital version. 

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Inaugural Carbon Academy

The Lal Carbon Center successfully hosted its inaugural Carbon Academy Workshop on November 17, 2023, at the Priva Gathering Space located in the new Controlled Environment Agriculture Research Complex (CEARC), part of Waterman Agricultural and Natural Resources Laboratory.

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From the Desk of Professor Rattan Lal

The two week-long conference in Dubai (1-12 December 2023) was attended by 154 Heads of States and Government, and 85,000 participants from around the world.

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2023 Fall Feast at the Lal Carbon Center

By Hannah Shively The Lal Carbon Center hosted their faculty, staff, researchers, and students for a Fall Feast Potluck to celebrate the season.

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Sonam Rustagi Joins Internship in Washington, D.C.

Sonam Rustagi, a first year M.Sc student, will be spending part of the spring semester working on Capitol Hill. 

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World Soil Day 2023 Celebration

In honor of World Soil Day on 5th December 2023, the Lal Carbon Center hosted an online celebration with colleagues from the C-FARM project and within Ohio State. Dr. Rattan Lal briefly discussed the history of World Soil Day

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IICA: New AGRIMAN AGtivities!

The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) is pleased to release two supplemental workbooks for the AGRIMAN AGventures comic book series, filled with lots of “ag-tivities” for children 4-7 and 8-12!

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Welcome Toru Nakajima

Dr. Toru Nakajima has been an Associate Professor at the Tokyo University of Agriculture (TUA) in the Department of Agricultural Engineering since 2017.

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Welcome Brennan Spaulding

Brennan Spaulding is joining the Lal Carbon Center as our new Research Technician.

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Welcome Vaírton Radmann

Vaírton Radmann, Associate Professor at the Federal University of Amazonas (UFAM), joins the Lal Carbon Center as a Visiting Fellow completing a Postdoctoral degree.

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A Fond Farewell to Muhammad Adnan

I am sincerely grateful and take immense pride in being a part of the CFAES Rattan Lal Center for Carbon Management and Sequestration as a Fulbright Postdoc Research Scholar.

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Welcome Md. Nayem Hasan Munna

Md. Nayem Hasan Munna is joining the Lal Carbon Center to pursue a Ph.D. degree at the School of Environment and Natural Resources in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, specializing in Soil Science.

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Welcome Chinmayee Priyadarshini

Chinmayee Priyadarshini is joining the Lal Carbon Center as a Ph.D graduate student in Spring of 2024. She received her B.Sc. in Agricultural and Allied Sciences in 2019 from Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar, India.

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Variable tillage intensity effects on carbon budget and sequestration

The Lal Carbon Center launches a new project with CNH Industrial The Lal Carbon Center is proud to announce a new project with CNH Industrial started in 2023 and led by Principal Investigator Rattan Lal, Co-PI Klaus Lorenz.

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C-FARM Project: On-Farm Conservation Agriculture Practices Effects on Soil Health and Agronomic Productivity in the Midwestern USA

By Yadunath Bajgai A review of literature on the topic entitled ‘On-Farm Conservation Agriculture Practices Effects on Soil Health and Agronomic Productivity in the Midwestern USA’ has been completed and a summary is as follows.

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C-FARM will host second annual conference at KSU March 2024

The C-FARM Principal Investigators are planning the 2nd Annual C-FARM Conference in the last week of March 2024.

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A modeling framework for monitoring soil carbon stocks in Latin America and the Caribbean

By Carla Gavilan The Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region is home to a diverse range of countries that are particularly vulnerable to the impact of climate change, mainly due to the unique land use, land tenure systems, and the various ecosystems in the region.

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Stark Sustainable Soils Initiative

Sponsored by the Herbert W. Hoover Foundation, the project completes its fourth year By Lauren Baldarelli Principal Investigators Dr. Rattan Lal and Heather Neikirk worked to bring the Stark Sustainable Soils Initiative into its fourth year with Postdoctoral Researcher Dr. Lauren Baldarelli, who joined the team in March of 2023.

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Cover crop impacts on soil carbon inferred by modeling and soil optical properties

By Gunadhish Khanal Dr. Gunadhish Khanal joined the Kent State and Herbert W. Hoover sponsored project Cover crop impacts on soil carbon inferred by modeling and soil optical properties in September of 2023.

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Conference of Ministers of Agriculture of the Americas

San Jose, Costa Rica — 3rd-4th October, 2023 Dr. Lal traveled to Costa Rica from 3rd – 4th October 2023 as IICA Ambassador for Sustainable Development Issues to attend the Conference of Ministers of Agriculture of the Americas

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The Voice of Africa UM6P Side Event: Food Security

Ben Guerir, Morocco - 7th October, 2023 On the 7th October 2023, Dr. Lal traveled to Morocco to attend a scientific event titled “The Voice of Africa” put on by The Mohamed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P).

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Agri-Investment Forum and Expo

Georgetown, Guyana — 19th-20th October, 2023 The Agri-Investment Forum and Expo that was hosted by the Government of Guyana, Ministry of Agriculture of Guyana, and the CARICOM Secretariat on the 19th- 20th of October. ​

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Harvard Conference on Consciousness

Boston, Massachusetts, USA — 26th-27th October 2023 Harvard Medical School, with Balachundar Subramaniam, MD, held the Consciousness – Science, Spirituality and Social Impact conference

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Chair in Soil Sciences, Mohammed VI Polytechnic University

Ben Guerir, Morocco — 23rd November 2023 The Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) put on a special soil health event hosted by the Chair of Soil Sciences in collaboration with the Institute for Advanced Stud

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28th Conference of the Parties (COP28)

Dubai, United Arab Emirates — 10th December 2023 Dr. Lal traveled to Dubai in December in order to attend COP28 (The 28th Conference of the Parties), which is the formal meeting of the UNFCCC parties to work together on solutions to tackle climate change.

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Ohio State Professor Rattan Lal Aims to Eliminate Hunger While Helping the Environment

The internationally renowned researcher and World Food Prize winner views soil health as a vehicle to solve food insecurity and climate change. By Randy Edwards at Columbus Monthly

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Annual Publications 2023

Books Written  

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Lal Carbon Center Maps

Hannah Shively has designed some lovely maps illustrating the global impact of the Center. Explore the maps by clicking this link!

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Happy New Year from the Lal Carbon Center

The Lal Carbon Center wishes you a wonderful 2024. Click here to see our animated Season's Greeting card for 2023. 

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