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2022 Carbon Removal Forum

Carbon Removal Forum 2022: Focus on Soil Carbon Measurement

Presented virtually 9:00am - 12:00pm, April 22, 2022 

The Carbon Removal Forum is the second in a series of campus-wide events to harness knowledge and capacity toward developing an Iowa State University program in agriculturally-based carbon removal that could contribute toward mitigating climate change. This year's forum was held virtually on Earth Day!

This forum is focused on measuring soil carbon. Iowa farmers have long known and highly valued the organic matter content of their soils. Approximately 50% of this organic matter is carbon. The need to accurately and efficiently quantify soil carbon is increasing dramatically, driven by new carbon market opportunities and recognition of the value of soil health and soil carbon in the face of increasing climate extremes. New technologies are emerging to meet these soil carbon measurement needs, and there are established technologies which can be improved and standardized.

2022 Carbon Removal Forum recording:


2022 Keynote Speakers   


Featured Speakers and Panelists

Dan Robison, PhD

Endowed Dean’s Chair, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Iowa State University

Peter Dorhout, PhD

Vice President for Research

Iowa State University

Innovations Panel

  • Bradley Miller, Assoc. Professor Agronomy, ISU
  • David Laird, Professor Agronomy (emeritus), ISU; Co-founder and President of N-Sense
  • Kelly Nascimento-Thompson, graduate student in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, ISU
  • Lance Gunderson, President and Co-Owner, Regen Ag Labs
  • Nigel Reuel, Assistant Professor Chemical and Biological Engineering, ISU

Implementation Panel

  • Ala Khaleel, graduate student in Agronomy, ISU
  • Fernando Miguez, Assoc. Professor Agronomy, ISU
  • Mitchell Hora, President, Continuum Ag
  • Peter Kyveryga, Senior Research Scientist – Analytics, Iowa Soybean Association
  • Stefan Gailans, Senior Research Manager, Practical Farmers of Iowa


  • Lisa Schulte Moore, PhD
  • Marshall McDaniel, PhD

This forum was organized jointly by Iowa State’s Bioeconomy Institute and Department of Agronomy and supported by the Iowa Farm Bureau and Renewable Energy Group (REG).


For further information, contact Jim Jordahl,