GGAA, the International Greenhouse Gas and Animal Agriculture Conference, is the primary venue for scientists to present their novel work to colleagues, and this year’s eight international conference rose to the occasion. GGAA 2022 was attended by 470 people from 46 countries, of which 256 joined us in person in Orlando, Florida and 214 joined us online via the virtual platform. Individuals from across the globe presented the latest research on the mitigation of greenhouse gases, measurement, and modeling. The conference showcased highly respected and internationally renowned speakers, who presented on developments in the field. The conference agenda featured:
- 8 Keynote Speakers
- 80 In-person Talks (PDF), and 25 additional Recorded Talks (PDF) presented on the virtual platform
- 148 Poster Presentations (PDF) (70 posters during two in-person poster session receptions and 78 more published as poster PDFs on the virtual platform.)
- The program and abstracts for all presentations were compiled into a Program & Abstract Book (PDF)
- Seven hands-on training programs and supplementary meetings were conducted during pre-conference sessions, for a full, jam-packed day of important discussions.
- A Technical Field Trip visit to the Archbold Biological Station (one of USDA’s 18 Long-Term Agroecosystem (LTAR) sites & Buck Island Ranch a 10,500 acre cattle ranch among the top-20 commercial cow-calf producers in Florida.
- And the closing dinner banquet of SeaWorld of Florida did not disappoint! A great location, a fantastic venue and for the bravest among us, an exciting ride on the Mako roller coaster!
On the last day of the conference, Claudia Arndt with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and Vibeke Lind with the Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO), joined together onstage to announce GGAA 2025 will be held in Nairobi, Kenya, a joint endeavor of numerous partnering organizations.
We appreciate everyone who attended and supported this year’s conference and contributed to the overarching goal of improving and understanding the role animal agriculture plays in helping to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and impacts of global climate change. We also would like to thank members of the Scientific Program Committee and our many generous sponsors who without their financial support, GGAA would not be possible.
We wish everyone continued success in their future endeavors and we hope to see you at GGAA 2025.
The GGAA 2022 Executive Steering Committee