Garth Boyd, Ph.D., PAS, Senior Partner
Garth works with agribusiness companies on renewable energy issues and project development related to nutrient recovery. Other areas Garth covers are carbon strategy and assessment, carbon life cycle analysis of products and carbon asset development from qualifying projects.
Garth has worked in various aspects of agriculture for the last 35 years, first as a ranch hand, then ranch manager during and after obtaining a BSA from the University of Georgia. After graduate degrees at the University of Georgia (MSA) and Kansas State University (Ph.D.), he began his academic career as an assistant professor on the Animal Science’s faculty at Colorado State University where he was the Extension Beef Specialist for seven years. Garth then joined industry as a leader – for Murphy Farms in North Carolina where as director of environmental affairs, he led that company into the era of environmental stewardship, for Smithfield Foods as director of environmental technology and for Camco, a global carbon firm, where as Senior Vice-President of Agricultural Services he developed an agribusiness consulting service and a portfolio of dairy digester projects earning carbon credits.
Garth was a two-term member of the USDA Agriculture Air Quality Task Force and NC Pork Council Board. He served on the original stakeholder group that formed the NC Green Power Program and is serving his third-term on the Board of Directors. He was appointed by the EPA Administrator in 2007 to the inaugural EPA Farm, Ranch and Rural Communities Advisory Committee. In 2008, Garth was inducted into the Farm Foundation Members Round Table. Garth has lectured in most states in the US and numerous foreign countries.