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RMFU Sponsors Carbon Credit Conference

Rocky Mountain Farmers Union has signed on as a sponsor for a conference on carbon credit opportunities in Colorado. The conference will be on December 4, 2008, at the Adams County Regional Park (Al Lessor Building) in Brighton, Colorado.

Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. The morning program features ranchers, farmers, and foresters talking about their experiences as carbon sellers. A scientist from the Natural Resources Ecology Lab at CSU will explain measuring carbon in the soil. After lunch, Steve Black from Senator Ken Salazar’s office will discuss the future in legislation to support carbon sequestration. A panel at 2 p.m. featuring representatives from Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Colorado Department of Agriculture and Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, will discuss agriculture carbon credits in Colorado.

The workshop focuses on providing information to potential sellers of carbon credits. This conference will give landowners and producers the information they need to take advantage of this opportunity.

To register on-line, go to www.agritechconsulting.com. For more information, contact Bill Midcap at RMFU: 303.283.3528.