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Cows, Compost & Carbon

Two Marin County farmers reduce their carbon footprint and improve the quality of soil in their pasturelands by implementing carbon farming practices. Loren Poncia, owner of Stemple Creek Ranch, uses compost and rotational grazing to improve growth of pasture grasses, which sequesters carbon into the soil and makes a nutritious feed for his beef cattle. Albert Straus, founder and CEO of Straus Family Creamery, closes the loop on his dairy farm by using compost on pastures, using rotational grazing, and capturing methane his cows produce to generate electricity for the farm.