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.

Recent Events

A-CEW Hearing

Follow the link below for a video recording of the recent A-CEW Senate Hearing from March 30, 2022.

Recent Videos

Recent Events
RNG in Wisconsin: A good option for nutrient management and water quality
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RNG in Wisconsin: A good option for nutrient management and water quality

Dairy Business Association
WisBusiness.com/WisPolitics.com luncheon: 'Seeking a sustainable future: climate change and farming'
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WisBusiness.com/WisPolitics.com luncheon: 'Seeking a sustainable future: climate change and farming'

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Agriculture, Carbon, and Land Management in Wisconsin
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Agriculture, Carbon, and Land Management in Wisconsin

Renew Wisconsin
Dairy Strong Track 1: Advancing Renewable Gas in Wisconsin
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Dairy Strong Track 1: Advancing Renewable Gas in Wisconsin

Dairy Strong

In The News

Learn more about carbon credits and carbon markets from Tim Baye, Professor, Business Development/Energy Finance and State Energy Specialist at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, Division of Extension

WBEC's own Jessica Niekrasz was a guest on WPR's Morning Show to talk with host Kate Archer Kent about the growth of biogas operations in Wisconsin:

The Morning Show - 2/24/22: Bountiful Biogas
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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