DAVENPORT, Wash. – Steven Sharrow, professor of autecology, agroforestry, and grazing systems at Oregon State University, will discuss carbon farming to add value to ranching operations during a telephone conference with ranchers from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 17.
“Rangeland sequesters a large amount of carbon,” said Tom Platt, area extension educator for Washington State University Lincoln County Extension. “Before long, ranchers may have an opportunity to sell carbon credits from their rangeland.”
The conference call is the fourth in the lunch-time Beef Information Series scheduled in January and February. The series is being sponsored by WSU Lincoln County Extension.
Ranchers can participate in this conference from home by calling WSU’s telephone conferencing center in Pullman. Advance registration is required. Because the number of connections to WSU’s telephone conferencing system is limited, registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Registration fee for the series is $5.
Call WSU Extension in Davenport at (509) 725-4171 for more information or to register or download a registration flier at http://livestocktopics.wsu.edu.
The remaining topics in the series are Carbon Farming to Add Value to the Ranch on Feb. 17, and Washington’s BVD Control and Eradication Project on Feb. 25.
WSU Extension programs are offered without discrimination. For accommodation of special needs, contact Tom Platt, WSU Lincoln County Extension, at (509) 725-4171.