Join Farmers Weekly at the Next Gen Renewable Energy Conference where we will be presenting research on what role farms should play in powering the nation and collecting your ideas for supporting uptake of renewable energy on farms.

The workshop will run from 3.15-4.05pm on Wednesday 9 October in the Next Gen seminar theatre at the conference.

Speakers from Farmers Weekly and Forum for the Future will share insights from research carried out over the summer and Farmers Weekly‘s 2012 Green Energy Farmer of the Year, Steve Edmunds, will be on hand to share his experiences.

Crucially we will be seeking farmer views on what more needs to be done to support renewable energy generation on farms.

The workshop forms part of the “Farm Power: Putting agriculture on the grid” project, which is a collaboration between Farmers Weekly, Forum for the Future and Nottingham Trent University to encourage the uptake of sustainable farm-based energy generation in the UK.

According to a recent Farmers Weekly survey, some 76% of farmers believed renewable energy could play a greater role in the future of their businesses. The project aims to help farmers fulfil their potential as energy generators.

The Next Gen Renewable Energy Conference is being held at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire on 9-10 October.

It’s free to attend and farmers will receive professional advice on renewable energy project development as well as hear from those who have successfully made renewable energy work on their farms.

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Read more about the Farm Power project here and view the survey results