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Carbon Sequestration: Government Policy vs Reality – Is there common ground?
September 13 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
This presentation addresses how government policy and farm bills have been influential in the development of NRCS programs. As Congress and the current administration work to introduce legislation and craft programs that are climate and environmentally smart, how do we ensure that they will work for farmers and ranchers?
Greg Ibach is the Under Secretary in Residence at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources. In his new role with IANR, Mr. Ibach will help advance the institute in areas including agricultural biotechnology policy, agricultural-biosecurity, workforce training and the partnership between the National Institute of Antimicrobial Resistance Research Education (NIAMRRE) and APHIS, among other areas. He will also engage UNL learners interested in public service, the importance of public and private partnerships, and science-informed policy.
Mr. Ibach spent the past three years as USDA’s Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs. In his role as the Under Secretary, Mr. Ibach carried out the MRP mission area’s broad task of facilitating domestic and international marketing of U.S. agricultural products and ensuring the health and care of animals and plants.
Prior to his USDA appointment, Mr. Ibach served as Nebraska’s Director of Agriculture for over 12 years, making him the longest-serving director in the organization’s history. He has been inducted into the Nebraska Hall of Agricultural Achievement and is a former President of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture. Mr. Ibach was a 2018 Block and Bridle Honoree and the recipient of the Department of Agricultural Economics 2020 Outstanding Alumni Award. Mr. Ibach holds a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the University of Nebraska with majors in Animal Science and Agricultural Economics.
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