Considering Carbon: Understanding the Legalities of Soil Carbon Sequestration Contracts


Corporate America’s pledge to reduce its carbon footprint is now trickling down to farmers and ranchers. A number of programs exist that offer to pay farmers to increase the carbon levels in their soil through no-till, strip-till, and cover cropping. In exchange for implementing these practices, farmers agree to sell the carbon credits generated on their fields to third-party brokers, who in turn sell those credits to industries looking to offset their emissions and reduce their carbon footprints.

These soil carbon contracts are unlike other contracts signed by farmers and ranchers, and present new challenges and questions.  This webinar will examine these new soil carbon contracts and explain the challenges to widespread adoption.


Time and Date:


 Wednesday, March 23, 2022

12:00 – 1:00 (EDT)

11:00 – 12:00 (CDT)


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Understanding the intersection of agriculture and law is essential to advance modern agriculture.  Todd J. Janzen, attorney and founder of Janzen Schroeder Agricultural Law LLC (, has that unique ability and is dedicated to serving the needs of farmers, ag technology providers, and agribusinesses. In addition to his thriving practice, Todd also serves as the Administrator for the Ag Data Transparent project, a national effort to bring transparency to contracts between farmers and technology providers.  Having grown up on a grain and livestock farm in Kansas and holding a law degree from Indiana University, Todd is a sought-after speaker and author for his perspective and expertise.  He has testified before U.S. Senate and House subcommittees on issues concerning ag data collection, privacy, and technology. Todd is active in industry associations and provides leadership in a variety of ways including being on the Board of Directors of the Fair Oaks Pig Adventure as well as serving at General Counsel for the Indiana Dairy Producers. Todd publishes a nationally recognized ag technology blog, the Janzen Ag Tech Blog. Learn more at:

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