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Climate Change, Carbon, and Sustainable Agriculture

Climate & Energy Series
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:15pm

Part of the Academy's Climate & Energy Series, "Climate Change, Carbon, and Sustainable Agriculture" featured Diane Mayerfeld (Senior Outreach Specialist, UW-Madison Division of Extension) and Susanne Wiesner (Research Associate, UW-Madison). They discussed how sustainable agricultural practices can increase carbon drawdown, lead to healthier soils, and provide other ecosystem services/benefits.

The Spring 2021 Climate & Energy Series explores the ideas of the Fall 2020 Environmental Breakfast Series, Steps to Transformative Change. In the Climate & Energy Series, we will explore how Wisconsin leaders are moving beyond incrementalism to transformational action at the intersections of climate, land management, and environmental justice. These conversations are designed to foster discussion and peer learning among experts, practitioners, and climate-concerned citizens regarding local solutions to global environmental challenges. These virtual discussions build a collective sense of purpose, knowledge, and action as we face the many challenges of our time. See our archive of previous series presentations here

DOWNLOAD: A PDF of Diane Mayerfeld's Presentation

DOWNLOAD: A PDF of Susanne Wiesner's Presentation


Diane Mayerfeld is the senior outreach specialist for UW-Madison Division of Extension. She helps Extension agents and other educators learn about sustainable production practices such as rotational grazing, organic agriculture, and cover cropping; as well as sustainable social approaches such as community food systems.

Wiesner received her M.S. in Hydrology in 2010 from the Technical University of Dresden, Germany. From 2011 through 2013 she worked abroad in Panama, working with the University of Potsdam and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute.

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