Yard Stick PBC

  • Cambridge, MA, USA

Yard Stick measures soil carbon. Scientists and farmers alike know that climate-friendly agricultural practices have the potential to remove atmospheric CO2 at gigaton/year scale. When these practices are adopted, more carbon is stored in soils, improving soil health and fighting climate change. But significant measurement challenges have held soil carbon efforts back - until now.

By reducing the cost of soil carbon measurement by 90%+, Yard Stick will dramatically expand the opportunities for evidence-based regenerative practices to simultaneously improve ecosystem health, increase farmer income, and combat climate change.

Dec 02, 2021
Full time role
Yard Stick PBC Remote
At Yard Stick, we help farmers get paid to fight climate change. We do so with a category-creating tool for measuring the amount of carbon that is sequestered in soil. You may have heard of “regenerative agriculture.” This is a collection of farming and ranching practices (such as no-till or crop rotation) with enormous potential to improve soil health, while pulling carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere. However, it is difficult to measure the impact of these practices. Current methods are slow, expensive, and cumbersome. (Think slide-hammer + mailing soil across the country.) Enter Yard Stick . We believe that accurate, affordable, and fast carbon measurements will fundamentally change both the economics and the legitimacy of agriculture-backed carbon credits. Done right, this will put an entire industry to work in the service of the environment. Everyone talks about software eating the world; here, software just might save the world. For the right person, this...
Nov 12, 2021
Full time role
Yard Stick PBC Remote
At Yard Stick, we help farmers get paid to fight climate change. We do so with a category-creating tool for measuring the amount of carbon that is sequestered in soil. We believe that accurate, affordable, and fast carbon measurements will fundamentally change both the economics and the legitimacy of agriculture-backed carbon credits. Done right, this will put an entire industry to work in the service of the environment. As one might imagine, this involves the coordination of large amounts of data, often from disparate sources. Therefore, we’re hiring our first data engineer. For the right person, this is a rare opportunity to build a data stack from the ground up. We’re venture-backed and ready to grow. A Bit More About the Role Your first task at Yard Stick will be to build out a system to transform the data coming from our hardware into a format conducive to machine learning. Some of these transformations will be provided by our hardware team. Others you’ll...