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‘Growing carbon on farm’ workshops to help build sustainable businesses

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Thursday, 1. June 2023 - 13:30

A series of workshops and webinars to assist farmers to better understand carbon farming and how it can benefit rural businesses is about to kick off throughout the agricutural region.

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s (DPIRD’s) wide ranging ‘Growing carbon on farm’ workshops will cover capturing and storing carbon on farm through to offsetting emissions and registering for Australian Carbon Credit Units.

The sessions will also discuss the emerging potential of bioenergy and bioproducts – the use of organic matter to produce energy – to support a low emissions agricultural sector to help realise the State’s goal of net zero emissions by 2050.

DPIRD’s Low Carbon Futures team will provide an overview of the resources, tools and support measures available to assist farmers to integrate carbon farming measures into their operations.

The team will provide details on how to access support from the WA Carbon Farming and Land Restoration Program to undertake carbon farming activities on farm.

Department Low Carbon Futures acting manager Peter Rampellini said the workshops were a great opportunity for farmers to get the latest information on carbon farming to help build business resilience and diversity.

“Carbon farming is becoming an integral component of modern agriculture, as more and more landholders adopt soil or vegetation land management measures that sequester – or capture – carbon on properties,” he said.

“These ‘carbon 101’ workshops will provide the foundations for farmers to take the next step towards developing their businesses to include carbon in the mix.”

The DPIRD ‘Growing carbon on farm’ workshops will be held at:

  • Northam – Tuesday, 13 June
  • Manjimup – Tuesday, 20 June
  • Woodanilling – Tuesday, 27 June
  • Dalwallinu – Tuesday, 8 August
  • More dates to come.

For details to register click here.

A Wheatbelt landscape.
DPIRD is holding a series of workshops on how farmers can integrate carbon farming to benefit their businesses.

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