Alejandro Plastina, associate professor, was a speaker at Session Two - "How Can Decarbonization Lead to Stronger Rural Communities?" at the Hawkeye Decarbonization Summit 2022 on April 21.
-- Rural communities and Iowa agricultural producers have major challenges and opportunities from climate change and from policy responses to deal with climate change, such as soil carbon sequestration, and initiatives for low-carbon ethanol, low-carbon ammonia, and other environmental and ecosystem services from climate-smart and regenerative agriculture. A critical issue as agricultural producers improve their practices in response to market demands is verification. Our Decarb2040 panel will share opportunities, emerging techniques, and key challenges in this space.