Better Food, Less Carbon in the New Digital Economy

Fri, Aug 21, 2020 1:15 PM – 2:45 PM EDT

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Get the up-to-date scoop on decarbonizing farming by 2060 from this accessible 31 page Batten Institute report on the industry.


Smart systems can link agricultural stakeholders with farmers, ranchers, and foresters. Traditional agriculture negatively affects biodiversity and emits about 26% of global greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change. The agriculture ecosystem comprises land use, crop production, livestock and fisheries, and the food supply chain.

In this system lies meaningful, measurable, and sustainable regenerative applications that can greatly reduce the impact of agriculture on the planet. Farming data and smart technology solutions can combine to enable customers to make choices through market signals that can drive the industry to regenerative practices that both reduce atmospheric carbon, increase resilience and biodiversity in our food systems, and help improve farming profitability. Panelists from John Deere, Land O’Lakes and the Farmers Business Network explore opportunities to lower carbon emissions, improve biodiversity, and increase the resilience of foods systems world-wide by digitally connecting it from soil to fork.

Todd Taylor, Moderator

Todd Taylor is Professor of Practice, W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University. His is a Blockchain expert, leading research at ASU and consulting to global corporations on areas including Supply Chain Strategy, Transformation, Analytics, Optimization, Integration, Visibility and Collaboration, and eCommerce.   

Steele Lorenz

Steele Lorenz is Head of Sustainable Business Development at Farmer’s Business Network, Inc.

Julian Sanchez – Julian Sanchez is Director of Precision Agriculture Strategy & Business Development at Deere & Company.

Jason Weller – Jason Weller joined Land O’Lakes, Inc. in 2017 where he serves as the Vice President of Truterra.