Texas Agricultural Forum to discuss carbon credits, climate initiatives

Open registration for the Texas Ag 2022 forum, submitted Department of Agricultural Economics on University of Texas A&M.

Registration is now open for the Texas Ag Forum, which will include a discussion of carbon credits and climate initiatives. (Photo by Texas A&M AgriLife).

The event will take place Feb. 25-26 at the FiberMax Center for Discovery, 1121 Canyon Lake Drive, Lubbock. Pre-registration is $ 125 until February 21. The fee includes a visit as well as breakfast and lunch on February 26th. Registration on the same day costs $ 175.

To register, call Center for Agricultural and Food Policy, AFPC, at the University of Texas A&M at 979-845-5913. After registration, payment can be made by mail or in person at the event.

Payment can be mailed to the Center for Agricultural and Food Policy, Department of Agricultural Economics, 351 AGLS Building, 2124 TAMU, College Station, Texas 77843-2124. Make checks for payment in “TEEFI” and put “3700” in the memo line. To pay by credit card, go to and click “Products,” then “Texas Ag Forum.”

“For about 35 years, the Texas Agricultural Forum has provided market policies and forecasts for Texas farmers and commodity leaders through informative analysis,” said Joe Outlow. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist and co-director of AFPC, Bryan-College Station.

The program program is February 25th

The program on Feb. 25 will run from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., beginning with greetings and introductions from Charles Ringo, a San Patricia County farmer and chairman of the Texas Agricultural Forum. Other speakers and presentations will include:

– Jordan Shockley, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Farm Management Specialist, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Kentucky, Lexington – The Current Situation with Carbon Markets.

– Jordan Bell, PhD, Associate Professor and Agronomist AgriLife Extension, Amarillo – Assessing the ability of Texas producers to earn carbon credits.

– John Newton, Chief Economist of the Senate Minority Agriculture Committee, Washington, DC.

An invitation to speak was also extended to Robert Bonnie, Deputy Minister of Agriculture for Agricultural Production and Conservation, Washington, DC – FPAC Vision and Climate Policy.

The program program is February 26th

The program on February 26 will begin at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast and end at 1:30 p.m. Speakers and presentations will include:

– Tiffany Lashmet, JD, Agricultural Law Specialist AgriLife Extension, Amarillo – Understanding and Evaluating Carbon Contracts.

– Justin Benavides, PhD, Associate Professor and Economist AgriLife Extension, Amarillo – What is the economics of smart climate practices so far?

– Outlaw, Reflections on previous farm bills with a view to the future.

– Bart Fisher, Ph.D. Texas A&M AgriLife study Associate Professor, Co-Director, AFPC, Bryan-College Station – An early assessment of the potential baseline for the next farm bill.

At 12:30 a presentation of the “Senate Key Leadership Discussion” will begin, moderated by Tom Sell, co-founder and manager of Combest, Sell & Associates, Washington, DC. Participants in the discussion will be U.S. Sen. John Buzman, R.-Ark, a senior member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, and U.S. Sen. John Hoven, R-ND, a senior member of the Senate Committee on Agricultural Appropriations, both from Washington, D.C.

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