Market based conservation holds that on-farm conservation practices have value to society and therefore farmers may be able to generate income by implementing these practices. The webcast includes an overview of this concept and examples of active programs. The speakers are Suzy Friedman, Center for Conservation Incentives at Environmental Defense Fund; Dale Dewing, Cornell University; and Jim Jensen, Environmental Credit Corporation. This program was originally broadcast on May 16, 2008. More…
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Market-Based Conservation: Opportunities for Manure Management
Suzy Friedman, Environmental Defense Fund (12 minutes)
Carbon Credits: A New Source of Eco-Service Revenue for Livestock Producers
Jim Jensen, Environmental Credit Corporation (20 minutes)
Balancing Agricultural Viability and Water Quality in the New York City Watershed
Dale Dewing, Cornell University (18 minutes)
Question and Answer
The following are questions related to Suzy Friedman’s presentation.
- Streamed video (4 minutes)
The following are questions related to Jim Jensen’s and Dale Dewing’s presentations.
- Streamed Video (20 minutes)
Continuing Education Units
American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (ARPAS)
Additional Resource and Links
- Environmental Credit Corporation Lagoon Cover Program
- USDA NRCS and ARS are jointly developing the Nitrogen Trading Tool
- Pennsylvania Nutrient Trading Program
- Primer on Water Quality Trading in the Mid Atlantic Region
- EPA Water Quality Trading
- Environmental Credit Trading: Can Farming Benefit? Economic Research Service report