Will Harris stops to check on a herd of cattle on his farm, White Oak Pastures. The consulting firm Quantis conducted a carbon footprint evaluation of the farm and found its pastures could be capturing more carbon than its cows are emitting. When grass is allowed to grow on the pastures, it puts down deep roots, storing carbon in the soil that it draws out of the atmosphere.

Will Harris stops to check on a herd of cattle on his farm, White Oak Pastures. The consulting firm Quantis conducted a carbon footprint evaluation of the farm and found its pastures could be capturing more carbon than its cows are emitting. When grass is allowed to grow on the pastures, it puts down deep roots, storing carbon in the soil that it draws out of the atmosphere.