Carbon Conference 2.0 is next week Tuesday, January 30, in Madison, Wis.

Carbon Conference 2.0 is next week Tuesday, January 30, in Madison, Wis.

Article courtesy of Professional Dairy Producers®

Don’t miss your chance to gain a fundamental understanding of carbon, carbon markets and how it can impact your farm. During this full-day conference, you’ll have access to industry experts and change makers in the carbon market sector and learn:

  • What changes have occurred over the past year to carbon markets
  • Industry terminology
  • Insets vs. offsets
  • Real-life examples of carbon markets in action
  • What to know if getting involved in these markets
  • Examples of credits from on-farm changes

Register today, seats are filling fast.

Experts at your disposal

We’ve gathered the thought leaders and industry disruptors involved in today’s carbon market, and you have access to them all. Bring your questions and challenges to gain a better understanding of the industry and what you should know moving forward.

Patrick Wood is the founder of Ag Methane Advisors, a consulting firm that helps livestock producers reap the benefits of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. For the past 17 years, his primary focus has been on the various environmental commodities available to dairy producers. He has a background in production agriculture and a master’s degree in applied/ecological economics from the University of Vermont.

Mark Inkrott is co-founder and partner of UpField Group, a consulting and private investment firm that manages a capital portfolio of companies. Inkrott has led the consulting arm of UpField Group’s agriculture, food, energy and sports sectors for the previous 15 years. Prior to starting UpField, Inkrott worked for Dairy Management Inc., and the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy in a variety of strategic roles.

Dr. Sara Kvidera, Ph.D., is a dairy technical consultant at Elanco Animal Health. Sara grew up on a row-crop and beef cow-calf farm in Iowa. She attended Kansas State University for her bachelor’s in science and completed her doctorate in nutritional science at Iowa State in 2017. Sara has studied and published in areas related to dairy cow metabolism, heat stress, inflammation, feed additives, and gut health.

Daniel Peerless is Nestlé Global’s sustainable sourcing lead for dairy, meat, poultry and eggs. He leads the implementation of the Nestlé Responsible Sourcing Standard within the global supply chain for animal-source ingredients and addresses key Nestlé priorities including human rights, animal welfare, deforestation and climate. As the technical lead for the Dairy Climate Taskforce, he identifies technologies and practices that can be applied to reduce emissions in Nestlé’s dairy supply.

Program Details


January 30, 2024


Member: $130

Non-member: $305

Each additional member from same farm: $100

Government: $75


Sheraton Madison Hotel

706 John Nolen Dr.

Madison, WI 53713

The Sandhills Ranch Internship Program is now Accepting Applications for the 2024 Summer Season


The Sandhills Task Force is pleased to announce another season of our highly anticipated and successful internships. Explore a career in agriculture while gaining hands-on work experience in ranching, livestock production, and rangeland management.

This excellent opportunity to receive hands-on experience is a summer-long, paid position that includes room & board, and additional paid-for educational opportunities. This program is open to all applicants, students, non-students, and Veterans, ages 19 years or older.

We aim to find candidates with a passion for agriculture, a keen interest in ranching, and a willingness to learn. This internship will involve various components of on-the-job experience, mentorship, and training tailored to the intern’s education, experience, and interests. To learn more about the internship program and to apply visit The application deadline is January 15th, 2024.

The Sandhills Task Force will serve as a facilitator to assist in matching interns with ranchers. The Sandhills Task Force will support the internship relationship in several ways, but ultimately, the internship is a relationship between the intern and the host ranch. Partial funding is provided by the Nebraska Environmental Trust and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.

If you have any questions or want more information, contact or call/text 308-340-2781.

Let your family, friends, or anyone you think may be interested, know about this exciting internship opportunity!

Respectfully Submitted By:
KyLee Kime
Administrative Assistant
Sandhills Task Force

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