On October 5, 2021, the Northeast Carbon Alliance (NECA) held its biannual meeting with the theme of Regenerative Agriculture and Justice.

Listen here to Ned Sullivan, President of Scenic Hudson, and the distinguished keynote panelists discuss emerging federal policy and actions needed.

The keynote panelists were:

    Commissioner Richard Ball, New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets

     Leonard Jordan, Executive Director, LJ Conservation Matters

     David Levine, Co-founder and President, American Sustainable Business Council

The discussion was facilitated by New York State Assemblymember Didi Barrett, who has been a thought-leader and driver of regenerative agriculture public policy reform in the New York State legislature, as well as a seminal member of NECA.

The meeting was hosted by NECA member, Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture. Stone Barns is a four-season farm and educational research center that promotes sustainable agriculture, local food, and community-supported agriculture. Stone Barns is collaborating with other NECA research farms to implement, model, and document regenerative farming practices, and demonstrate their ability to sequester greenhouse gases. The goal is to share this learning with other working farms, government agencies and advocates to effect a broad, rapid and just transition to climate-smart farming.