Farmers attend for FREE
March 4, 2014 Louisa Kiely
Farmers must call Jan on (02) 68821425 to claim this special offer
Drought-affected farmers are being offered free tickets to this year’s two day Carbon Farming Conference, to be held in Canberra on 18th and 19th March, 2014. The Conference gives farmers information on how to make money from Carbon Farming.
Farmers will learn about their prospects of earning additional income from planting trees, applying biochar, applying natural fertilisers, and managing pastures in new ways. The Government’s $1bn Emissions Reduction Fund, that pays farmers to reduce their emissions and store carbon in their soils, starts on 1 July, 2014.
Environment Minister Greg Hunt is opening the Conference and speakers from his Department are expected to announce which new farming techniques will be rewarded immediately. Speakers from the CSIRO and the University of Sydney will launch affordable soil measurement systems.
Expert speakers will explore the available markets and the types of contracts farmers will encounter when they sell their carbon credits.
Designing drought-resistant farms
Carbon farming can also help farmers make their properties “drought resistant”. “Many still have feed on the ground long after others have run out,” says conference organiser Louisa Kiely of Carbon Farmers of Australia. “Carbon farmers tend to go into drought later and come out of drought sooner, by managing their stock differently. “ Experienced carbon farmers will explain the way they manage to maximise pasture production.
Droughts are likely to get worse in future and carbon farming will assist landholders manage.
“This offer has been made possible by the generous support of our sponsors”. Said Louisa. “This 2 day conference forms part of the 4 day program, which includes a ½ day field day”
Farmers must call Jan on (02) 68821425 to claim their free tickets
Visit www.carbonfarmingconference.com.au to see the full program.