Tue, Aug 3, 2021
1:20pm to 2:00pm
Carbon Markets Panel
Dr. Dianna Bagnall serves as a Research Soil Scientist for the Soil Health Institute. She is an Applied soil physicist specializing in soil physical health and socioeconomic dynamics of soils. Her research includes developing functions that show the effect of soil carbon on plant-available water, on-farm soil health assessments, qualitative analysis of farmer interviews, development of novel soil structure scanning methodology, and both measurement and modeling of preferential water flow in shrink-swell soils. Dr. Bagnall received an M.S. in Soil Science at Texas A&M University in 2014 and a Ph.D. from Texas A&M University in 2019.
Dr. Julie Howe is Associate Professor of Soil Chemistry and Fertility at Texas A&M University. She received her PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and MS and BS degrees from Texas A&M University. Her research has focused on cycling and fate of nutrients and carbon at various levels ranging from fundamental complexation reactions to field-scale processes. She primarily focuses on the impact of agricultural management practices on nutrients and carbon. She also teaches a large enrollment introductory soil science course, a graduate level advanced soil chemistry and fertility course, and a brewing materials course.
Dan Linsky has been involved in the carbon and renewable energy industries since 2003. At ClimeCo, he serves as the Vice President of Voluntary Markets and Leader of the Transaction Team. Dan oversees all voluntary carbon sales, coordinates strategies, and manages ClimeCo’s carbon offset inventories for this growing market. Dan helps companies align carbon offset use with their sustainability goals. He works with corporations, organizations, and events to offset their greenhouse gas emissions.
Tyler Lund serves as the Director of Sales and Marketing for Veris Technologies. Veris designs, builds, and markets soil sensor solutions for the precision ag market. Veris equipment is at work in 47 states and over 50 foreign countries. In addition to his experience in precision agriculture with Veris Technologies, Tyler’s agricultural background includes helping operate his family’s wheat, soybean, and grain sorghum farm in Saline County Kansas; serving as a Certified Crop Advisor; working on Capitol Hill as a policy advisor to U.S. Senator Jerry Moran on agriculture, carbon markets, and trade legislation; and working with smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Ridgely leads Truterra initiatives to deliver ecosystem service opportunities to the Land O’Lakes grower and retailer network, including development and implementation of Truterra’ s TruCarbon program. Previous to joining the Truterra team, Ridgely was President and Chief Operating Officer of Agren, Inc., a small consulting and precision conservation software company that was acquired by Land O’Lakes in 2018. She has spent over 20 years in soil and water conservation, building innovative solutions to agriculture's environmental challenges. Jamie and her husband, Cory, live with their three daughters on the Ridgely family's Century Farm in Calhoun County Iowa, where they raise corn, soybeans and Belgian draft horses.