Wisconsin Agriculture -
Carbon/Energy/Water Project

The Wisconsin Agriculture - Carbon/Energy/Water (A-CEW) initiative, led by a public/private collaboration of Wisconsin legislative leaders and private sector executives, is exploring a series of options for consideration of legislative action in 2022 and beyond.

Request for Comment

For those seeking to provide your organization’s input in the RFC (click here to view RFC), please send your proposal, comments, and remarks to the following link:


(Note: submissions must be in PDF format, comments per category not exceeding 5 pages, text point size of 11 or greater; due by 5:00pm November 30, 2021)

Informational Events Supporting Stakeholder Interests, Questions, and Comments

Oct 26, 2021 | 1:00pm – 3:00 pm CT
Topic: Carbon Offsets: Perspectives from Ag, Finance, and Science

Video and audio recordings of this event can be accessed here

Speakers:

  • Bill Northey (former undersecretary USDA)

  • Shashi Menon, (CEO, EcoEngineers)

  • Brian Rice & Mike North (Principals, Ever Ag)

  • Max DuBuisson & Angelyca Jackson (Carbon Policy, Indigo Ag)

  • Tera Johnson (CEO, Iriquois Valley Farms)

  • Randy Jackson & Gregg Sanford, UW-Msn

Agenda:

  • Introductions (15 min)

  • Summary Statements Regarding Carbon Offsets & Agriculture, and Professional Interest by each speaker (Each speaker 10 minutes, 60 minutes total)

  • Q&A and Wrap-up (45 min)

Nov 3, 2021 | 10:00am – 12:00pm CT

Topic: Nutrient Management & Biogas Systems: Perspectives from Ag, Finance, and Engineering

Video and audio recordings of this event can be accessed here

Speakers:

  • Mark Broses (Biogas Workgroup Leader)

  • Steve Dvorak (CEO, DVO)

  • Dr. Bob Nagle (Dairy producer & digester consultant)

  • Sam Lehr (Renewable Natural Gas Coalition)

  • Mark Hill (Co-CEO, Novilla)

Agenda:

  • Introductions (15 min)

  • Summary Statements Regarding Nutrient Management and Biogas Systems, and Professional Interest by each speaker (Each speaker 10 minutes, 60 minutes total)

  • Q&A and Wrap-up (45 min)

Nov 9, 2021 | 1:00pm – 3:00pm CT
Topic: Carbon Accounting Systems in Agriculture: Perspectives from Ag, Finance, and Engineering

Video and audio recordings of this event can be accessed here

Speakers:

  • Tim Baye (UW-Madison/Extension)

  • Shashi Menon (CEO, EcoEngineers)

  • John Jacobs (Green Valley Dairy)

  • National Milk Producers Federation

  • Bob Welch (Wisconsin Biofuels Association)

  • South Dakota State University (invited)

  • Dairy Business Association

Agenda:

  • Introductions (15 min)

  • Summary Statements Professional Interest by each speaker (Each speaker 15 minutes, 60 minutes total)

  • Q&A and Wrap-up (45 min)

Nov 10, 2021 | 10:00am – 12:00pm CT
Topic: On-Site Energy: Presentation and Discussion of Distributed Energy Resource Policy Topics Proposed in the A-CEW Project

Video and audio recordings of this event can be accessed here
 

Speakers:
Tim Baye, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Nov 16, 2021 | 10:00am – 12:00pm CT
Topic: General Information, Comprehensive Project Overview

Video and audio recordings of this event can be accessed here

Speakers:

  • Representative Gary Tauchen, Assembly Agricultural Committee Chairman

  • Tim Baye, University of Wisconsin-Madison