Ag Metrics Workshop

We are excited to announce the return of our popular Ag Metrics workshop at this year’s TSC Summit!

 The Ag Metrics Workshop is an optional (free) pre-workshop to Summit itself and will be capped at 60 attendees. We will focus on agricultural data and metrics with panels, breakout sessions, and updates from the industry from 1 to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30 at Compton Garden & Arboretum in downtown Bentonville, Arkansas (walking distance from Crystal Bridges and the Bentonville square).

To RSVP, answer Yes to attending the Ag Metrics Workshop on your Summit Registration.

If you declined during registration and would now like to attend, please email Jessica Leonard at jessica.leonard@sustainabilityconsortium.org

Ag Metrics Workshop Agenda

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Optional Ag Metrics Workshop 1:00 PM to 4:45 PM (Limited to 60 participants)

1:00 PM to 1:30 PM 

Welcome

Ag Metrics Workshop Introduction 

 

1:30 PM to 2:15 PM 

Sustainable Ag Metrics: From Farmers to CPGs and Retailers

Agriculture supply chain partners are facing increasing regulatory, consumer and investor demand for agriculture metrics and data. This panel will explore the mechanisms, motivations, barriers, and opportunities for sharing sustainability data of interest in agri-food supply chains. 

Speakers

Michelle Zackin, Walmart

Rebecca Bartels, TIF

 

2:15 PM to 2:15 PM 

Q&A

2:30 PM to 2:45 PM 

Networking Break

2:45 PM to 3:45 PM 

Breakout Topic 1: Regenerative Agriculture

Metrics are emerging to monitor progress on regenerative agriculture commitments.  What are these metrics and how are companies planning to use them? 

Speakers:

Greg Bohrer, Walmart

Wayne Honeycutt, Soil Health Institute (SHI)

2:45 PM to 3:45 PM 

Breakout Topic 2: GHG Emissions

How are companies adjusting to the GHG Protocol-Land Use Sector guidelines?  What is still needed to drive harmonized data collection and consistency?  

Speakers:

Ben West, Farmers for Soil Health (FSH) 

2:45 PM to 3:45 PM 

Breakout Topic 3: Nature

The Science Based Targets Network and Taskforce on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) have released guidance on nature metrics. Can we translate existing farm data to meet these needs or are we asking more from growers? 

3:45 PM to 4:00 PM 

Networking Break

4:00 PM to 4:30 PM 

Presentation of Key Findings and Discussion

4:30 PM to 4:45 PM 

Wrap Up + Dismissal

4:00 PM to 4:30 PM 

Presentation of Key Findings and Discussion

Address

Compton Gardens and Arboretum

312 N Main St,

Bentonville, AR 72712 

(479) 845-7770 

Travel

XNA Northwest Arkansas National Airport is the closest airport to Bentonville and is approximately 18 minutes (11 mi) from the DoubleTree Suites and 28 minutes (14 mi) from Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.  

 

While You’re Here

Whether you are into mountain biking or independent bookstores, Bentonville has lots to offer. Check out Visit Bentonville for a list of Things to Do or ask a local TSC staff member!  

 

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Speaking Opportunities

If you are interested in being a speaker at TSC Summit 2024 contact: Jessica Leonard

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Sponsorship

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General Inquiries

For general questions or comments about the Summit contact: Jessica Leonard