Carbon Farming Pilot Programs
  1. Increased Yields​
  2. Decreased Expenses for Fertilizer​​
  • What is carbon farming?

    • “Carbon farming involves implementing practices that are known to improve the rate at which CO2 is removed from the atmosphere and converted to plant material and/or soil organic matter.”

    • It aims to increase the carbon sequestration process, which allows more carbon to enter the soil from the atmosphere to be turned into inorganic material for plants to use

  • How will it get done?

    • Direct air capture through machinery, storing through electrical generation

    • Land management: planting/restoring forests, restoring wetlands (big one for Florida), burying biochar produced by anaerobically converted biomass

    • Mulching, cover crops, composting, hedgerows and buffer strips: more cost effective/short term methods

    • Florida Carbon Sequestration Bank: an idea of a non-profit partnership that would create an annual dividend for farmers to participate it in, revenue comes from grocery store checkout stations, license plate renewal, tax credits, carbon capture lottery game, tax deductible payments

    • Cap and Trade Program

    • Farmers who sequester carbon can sell carbon credits to companies in need of carbon offsets such as NGOs, individuals, corporations, etc.