Event to help farmers reduce emissions

A one day conference for farmers will showcase how reducing a farm’s carbon emissions is important both for the profitability and the future of the farm businesses.

The conference, set up by farmers for farmers, takes place on Monday 27th February at East Hendred Estate in Oxfordshire.

There will be a series of workshops run by farmers who have taken actions to reduce their carbon footprint, as well as demonstrations of how to work out the carbon footprint of your farm.

Carbon emissions from UK agriculture

Adam Twine a farmer and organiser of the conference said; “We all know that we live in challenging times both for our businesses and also beyond the farm gate. This conference and the practical workshops are for busy farmers who know that energy saving and carbon emissions are probably important, or might be in the future, but struggle to find the time to do anything about them.”

Poul Christensen, Chair of Natural England and speaking at the conference said: “Taking action now to prepare for a changing climate makes good long-term economic and environmental sense. Farmers who prosper most are those who move ahead of the times. By planning for a changing climate farmers can prepare the ground for a successful and sustainable future.”

The conference is organised by the Farm Carbon Cutting Toolkit (FCCT), a not-for profit organisation set up in 2009 by two farmers, Adam Twine and Chris Walford to provide information and support to other farmers who were interested in increasing the energy resilience of their farm through the reduction of energy inputs into, and the generating of energy from, the farm and also farmers who want to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from their farms.

To find out more visit www.farmcarbontoolkit.org.uk

The conference programme

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