CARBON NEUTRAL FARMING

A range of adaptation and mitigation measures exist for farming in a carbon neutral manner (i.e. on-farm carbon storage [soil and vegetation], greenhouse gas [GHG] emission reductions via on-farm recycling, pasture, livestock, fertiliser, tillage and farm water management, converting to alternative energy sources, co-generation).

We want to help landholders to assess all GHG mitigation options available to them and select the most suitable ones for progressive farming operations. Many of these are easy enough to implement while supporting landholders’ productivity goals and providing a sound footing for the future of the business.

National Landcare Program (small grants) funding is enabling Tamar NRM to run a project focusing on carbon efficiencies of farms in northern Tasmania. This project will be targeting landholdings of above 50 ha in size.

Providing five spatially spread farm demonstration sites around the Tamar Valley (or northern Tasmania) via the project and showcasing their operations at field days, will enable an observer group of farmers to take suitable innovative practices back to their own farms for implementation.

RMCG has been contracted to conduct the GHG audits and will work with Tamar NRM, a technical working group, five participating producers, project partners and the broader farming community of Northern Tasmania.

The first field day is to be held at Piper’s River at Baxter’s farm on:

Thursday 15th October 2020

9.30 am for 10.00 am start – 3.00 pm

Baxters Road, Pipers River

Link to Poster:

RSVP:  Friday 9th October

Tel: 6323-3310 or email: tamarn[email protected]