Todd Janzen is an attorney at Janzen Agricultural Law LLC (www.aglaw.us) in Indianapolis. Todd grew up on a Kansas grain and livestock farm and now practices law in the agriculture and technology fields. Todd is the past chair of the American Bar Association’s Agricultural Management Committee and authors a blog addressing legal issues facing agriculture: www.aglaw.us/JanzenAgLaw. Contact: email@example.com.
To generate a carbon credit, a producer must demonstrate a metric ton of C02 (or its equivalent in greenhouse gases (GHG)) was sequestered in soil because of the farmers’ efforts. Seems simple enough, but there is usually another requirement called “additionality” that makes this more challenging for many farmers already implementing conservation practices.
Farmers are given many reasons to collect ag data about their farming practices, but using that data in court is rarely one of them. However, at a recent trial about crop damage, we proved just how useful ag data can be to help a court understand complex multi-year, multi-field farming operations.
A increasingly competitive carbon credit market means more data collection from farmers. Here’s my checklist for farmers and other users of these platforms when reviewing the contract terms offered by these new carbon reduction platforms.
Online ag data platforms have matured a lot since 2016, and so it was time for the ADT’s certification to mature as well. This past fall, the ADT undertook a process of updating its certification questionnaire. A number of new and updated questions were added as part of the process. Here is an explanation of some of the changes.
Raven Industries demonstrated OMNiDRIVE, an aftermarket technology kit for autonomous driving, at the 2021 Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Ill. The kit allowed a driverless Case IH Magnum tractor pulling a grain cart to sync with a Case IH AFS 7140 combine.
The college offers an associate degree in Applied Science in Agriculture (60 credit hours). Students enrolled in this program may specialize in precision farming technology by selecting up to 15 credit hours in this area and agriculture business, sales and agronomy.
The college offers an AAS in Precision Agriculture and customized precision ag- related training for agricultural producers, insurance underwriters, equipment dealer and agricultural cooperative employees and others.
Offering training on Ag Leader, Trimble, Reichhardt, Norac and Integris Systems in twice yearly customer training events (spring/fall). Also offering individual training opportunities on any HTS Ag products and SMS software, year round.