Agriculture & forestry are vulnerable to impacts from our changing climate.

Dairy manure storage choices can have impacts on greenhouse gas emissions.
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Dairy manure storage choices can have impacts on greenhouse gas emissions.

Reducing farm energy use has multiple benefits.
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Reducing farm energy use has multiple benefits.

Proper nitrogen management is critical to reducing emissions from manure and fertilizer.

Sequestered carbon can be lost quickly through tillage and other soil disruptions.

Sequestered carbon can be lost quickly through tillage and other soil disruptions.

Improved forest management can increase profit and reduce carbon emissions.

Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The materials referenced below were developed to help farmers, conservationists, educators, and farm advisors navigate voluntary methods for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from a variety of practices across different types of farms. For additional information and resources, please visit: http://blogs.cornell.edu/woodbury/


Introduction to Farm & Forest Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Opportunities
Agriculture and forestry are vulnerable to impacts form our changing climate, but opportunities exist to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change.

Dairy Manure Storage & Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Opportunities
Inprovements in dairy manure storage that address water quality concerns may have drawbacks when considering greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Energy Efficiency & Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Opportunities
Improving on-farm energy efficiency and reducing energy use also help reduce risks from price fluctuation and climate change impacts on farms.

Nitrogen Fertilizer Management & Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Opportunities
Proper nitrogen management on the farm is critical to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from fertilizer and manure.

Soil Carbon Management & Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Opportunities
It takes decades to build up -- or sequester -- soil carbon but only months or a few years to lose the sequestered carbon due to tillage and other soil disturbing practices.

Forest Management & Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Opportunities
Improved forest management can increase profit and reduce carbon dioxide emissions to the atmosphere, reducing impacts from climate change.

Last updated June 5, 2018