By: Elicia Pinsonault, New England Dairy
With improvements in breeding, animal health, and farm management practices, the environmental impact of producing a gallon of milk has shrunk significantly in recent decades. Today, dairy makes up approximately two percent of total greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. Despite this progress, dairy – and animal agriculture as a whole – is often shouldered with a large part of the blame when it comes to climate change.
New England Dairy is hosting “Rethinking Methane: Animal Agriculture’s Path to Climate Neutrality”, a webinar led by Dr. Frank Mitloehner on May 23, 2023, from 2-3 p.m.
Dr. Mitloehner is a professor and air quality specialist in cooperative extension in the Department of Animal Science at University of California-Davis. He is also the director of the CLEAR Center.
After this webinar, attendees will be able to identify different greenhouse gases and their impact on the environment, discuss agriculture’s impact on climate change, and identify scalable solutions used in animal agriculture to fight climate change.
Register online at www.newenglanddairy.com/continuing-education