Low carbon farming 2012 events programmes kicks off
10 April 2012
The Low Carbon Farming project is about to embark on it's programme of events for 2012. The project is hosting a series of FREE events around the country introducing and discussing farm emissions, carbon footprinting and practical measures that can be taken to reduce a farm's greenhouse gas emissions.
The first event will be take place in Dorset on Tuesday 24th April with the morning session being held in Sydling St Nicholas Village Hall followed by a farm tour of Sydling Brook Estate with Alastair Cooper.
Expert speakers will focus on:
- Nutrient and manure management to minimise nitrous oxide emissions
- Livestock production - looking at production efficiency to reduce emissions
- Carbon sequestration potential of grassland
- Renewable energy opportunities through the Feed in Tariff (FiT) and Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)
This is the first of 10 events to be held in the next 12 months as we make our way around the country hoping to engage as many farmers as possible. The events will follow broadly the same format but will present a range of speakers and experts to suit the area and farm hosting the event. All of the low carbon farming events will be advertised on our events page, the next confirmed dates are:
- Tuesday 22nd May - Commonwork, Bore Place, Chiddingstone, Edenbridge, Kent
- Wednesday 20th June - Manor Farm, Chedworth, Gloucestershire.
These events are free but booking is essential (to ensure you get lunch!), please keep and eye on our events page for upcoming events and contact Poppy Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to book your place.