Growing Crops, Not Emissions
How carbon farming could help tackle climate change
Farmers are doing the biggest job on earth to feed an ever-growing population while also having to balance the effects of climate change and the demands of a changing world. In this featured story, we take a closer look at the hype around carbon farming. Carbon farming is seen as a solution to mitigate climate change by promoting practices that avoid releasing greenhouse gases into the atmosphere as well as those that sequester carbon. Kasey Bamberger, a third-generation farmer and managing partner of Bryant Agricultural Enterprises in Ohio, explains the farm’s experiences with a few of these practices that promote soil health and keep carbon in the soil: no-till and cover crops.
Kasey Bryant Bamberger is not the first person who comes to mind when most people think of the term “farmer.” In a world of overalls, she’s more likely to be seen out in the fields wearing a striped sundress with bright purple work boots. Yet Bamberger, the only one of four sisters involved in her family’s third-generation farm, is as passionate as it gets as she tackles the biggest job on earth, helping produce enough food for a rapidly growing world population.
“I always grew up around agriculture, but during that time, it wasn’t very common to have women returning to the farm,” said Bamberger, whose farms span six counties in southwest Ohio. “Farming keeps you on your toes. We’re faced with many variables that are out of our control. In my eight years here, we’ve received a different weather pattern every single year.”
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