Richard Bowman has over 35 years of experience in livestock nutrition and reproductive improvement as well as international project management, developing country agribusiness and commercial technology transfer.  Areas of technical expertise include ruminant nutrition, animal feeds processing, improved breeding efficiency and livestock production systems analysis.   He is a practicing ruminant nutritionist and an expert in the development, design and implementation of ruminant methane mitigation projects, specializing in the assessment of targeted interventions for methane reductions as well as the estimation and monitoring of mitigation results.  Mr. Bowman is the primary author of UNFCCC baseline and monitoring methodology, AMS-III.BK: Strategic feed supplementation in the smallholder dairy sector to increase productivity.  Starting with the US Peace Corps in Honduras, and then with non-governmental organizations, multi-lateral institutions, as well as private enterprises, he has worked in more than 20 countries in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Africa –  focused on agribusiness improvement, agricultural products processing, the assessment of cattle feeding/breeding programs and animal feeds processing operations. He was raised on his family’s cattle ranch in SW Idaho and is also the owner/operator of Thousand Hills Farm, a livestock operation raising high quality grass fed beef for the direct to consumer market.  He is fluent in English and Spanish, with a working knowledge of Portuguese.