Encourage rural economic development, improve ranch and farm income, and reduce green house gas emissions.
- Environmental Technology
- Garth works with agribusiness and food companies on carbon strategy, carbon assessment, carbon life cycle analysis of products and carbon asset development from qualifying projects
- On-farm environmental training, auditing, certification and stewardship
Garth W. Boyd, Ph.D. (Ph.D. in Reproductive Physiology) is working to build an agricultural carbon portfolio in the U.S. to encourage rural economic development, improve ranch and farm income, and reduce green house gas emissions.
He also has expertise in anaerobic digestion, climate change, livestock operations management, nutrient management, and carbon offset project development.
Garth’s work in the pork industry gave him extensive experience with projects creating renewable energy from manure. He sees opportunity to create electricity or bio-methane from lagoons or digesters.
Dr. Boyd has also had experience in the private sector as Director of Environmental Technology for Smithfield Foods, Inc.
Dr. Boyd serves on the Climate Change subcommittee of the newly formed EPA Farm, Ranch and Rural Communities Advisory Committee and has been instrumental in helping form a united agriculture position on evolving cap and trade legislation.
He is a former member of the USDA Agricultural Air Quality Task Force and the GreenPower board.
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