The Low Score: Lowering Carbon Intensity with Climate-Smart Ag 

Feb 6, 3:30 — 5:00 PM CST

“Climate-Smart Agriculture” is the new nomenclature for an effort aiming for a hole-in-one for the climate. It’s taking a shot to sustainably increase the productivity of agriculture, enhance climate resilience on the farm and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This trifecta environmental policy has some real economic muscle – but how do we caddie those incentives back to the farmers who are adopting practices to sequester carbon? Could the GHG scoring system already in place for renewable fuels help get this effort up to par? 


Mac Marshall

United Soybean Board

Mac Marshall serves as the Vice President, Market Intelligence for the United Soybean Board (USB). In this capacity, Mac works with USB leadership to evaluate and establish long-term strategic initiatives in support of advancing domestic and international market opportunities for the U.S. soybean industry while serving as an industry source of market information and analysis. Prior to joining USB, Mac served as global market analysis and trade lead at Bayer Crop Science, where he worked on international market access issues as part of a global agricultural policy team. Mac has also held roles in Monsanto’s Corporate Strategy group and within the federal government as both a staff and supervisory economist at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. He holds a B.A. in economics from Vassar College and an M.A. in applied economics from Johns Hopkins University.

Paul Scheetz

Director of Climate Smart Ag – Origination

Paul is the Director of Climate Smart Ag – Origination for ADM where he works with ADM’s origination and sales team to design, execute, and manage ADM’s North American regenerative ag programs. Prior to Paul’s current role he held various commercial management roles within ADM focusing on managing ADM’s grain buying and ingredient sales at various processing facilities. Paul grew up in west central Illinois on a family farm and graduated from the University of Illinois with a Finance degree in 2010.

Eric Coronel

Director of Science and Research
Field to Market

Eric Coronel serves as Field to Market’s Director of Science and Research. Eric’s focus includes developing science-based sustainability metrics in consensus with agricultural supply chain stakeholders. Eric holds a B.S. and M.S. in Environmental Science and a Ph.D. in Crop Sciences from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


Veronica Bradley

Director, Environmental Science
Clean Fuels

As Clean Fuel’s Environmental Science Director, Veronica Bradley leads the advancement of education and research on the climate benefits of bio-based diesel and sustainable aviation fuels. In this role, Veronica educates relevant stakeholders on the environmental benefits of clean fuels and works with industry to identify and execute on relevant research needs. Her combined scientific and legal backgrounds make her a dynamic problem-solver who finds practical solutions to nudge our current systems toward decarbonization and long-term, triple-bottom line sustainability.

Room: Fort Worth Ballroom 1-4