Natural Resources - Range Management
Stephanie Larson, Range & Livestock Advisor
Marin Carbon Project progress and next steps
Our collaboration on the Marin Carbon Project continues with the member organizations. Our contributions include addition of grazing trials to complement and expand research on carbon sequestration in rangeland soils. We also organized the two-day Society of Range Management California-Pacific Rim (Cal-Pac) section meeting, affording 125 producers, agency personnel and educators the opportunity to learn about carbon sequestration and how management practices might increase sequestration resulting in economic returns to landowners through carbon credit payments.
Making niche market connections
We created protocols for local producers interested in marketing their products through a variety of channels, including farmers markets, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)s, restaurants, and retail stores. These protocols are providing opportunities for local producers to increase their direct marketing and capture premiums for their local and organic products.
"Stephanie Larson's idea of matching producers and local markets and her willingness to follow through with the marketing effort is great." -- Bill Barboni, Rancher
"Stephanie Larson's idea of matching producers and local markets and her willingness to follow through with the marketing effort is great."
-- Bill Barboni, Rancher