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Food, Ecosystem Services and Carbon Farming

Join Linda Hezel, Robert Kremer and Molly Gosnell as they share the work of the farm.  For 25 years the farm has been nurtured to diversity (soil, plant, organism, etc.) to improve yield (food production, ecosystem health, nutrient density, carbon sequestration/storage).  This report on the current research (exploring the role of trees/shrubs on the farm in relation to carbon farming) will describe the process and some of the outcomes.  Attendees will learn what was, what it has become, some of the many changes and what is planned.  *Carbon farming: using methods (no-till, agroforestry, perennial cover crops) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and/or capture and hold carbon in vegetation and soils.

9-9:10         Introduction Mark Gawron, CultivateKC;  Zac Hoppenstedt, K-State Research and Extension

9:10-9:50   Linda Hezel, Farm Steward/Artisanal Producer

10-10:50     Bob Kremer, Consulting Soil Scientist and Adjunct faculty, School of Natural Resources, University of Missouri

11-11:50     Molly Gosnell, GISP | Midwest GeoInfo LLC, Owner

12-12:45     Lunch-Howard Hanna Chef/Owner, The Rieger

12:45-1       Carpool to farm

1-2:30        Guided tour with presenters

Registration and Event Details

  • Registration required.  Register HERE
  • Registration is limited to 20.
  • Note: starting the day at Kearney Commercial Bank, 950 W. 92 Highway, Kearney, MO.  The meeting room is located on the NE corner of the building.
  • Light lunch with farm ingredients included in registration.
  • No dietary restrictions accommodated.
  • No refunds.
  • Dress for the weather, walking, insect repellent, sun protection.  Rain or shine.

Questions?  Email flavor@prairiebirthdayfarm.com

Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 9:00am to 2:30pm

Kearney Commercial Bank 950 W State Rte 92 Kearney , MO 64060

Event Type

KSRE, KSRE Local, Lawn and Garden


Research and Innovation, Science and Technology




horticulture, Farming



KSRE Johnson County


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