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Interactive and practical farmer forum on managing carbon – Dubbo, 4 June

Farmers across the Central West have the chance to hear from practitioners, experts and leaders at a climate and carbon forum in Dubbo on Tuesday 4 June.

The forum is organised by Central West Local Land Services to help local farmers better understand the potential for innovative farming practices now and into the future, said Local Land Services Team Leader, Neroli Brennan.

“Farmers are uniquely placed to use carbon sequestration to both improve their farm productivity and access emerging carbon markets,” Ms Brennan said.

“As we work with landholders across the region, we’re seeing that many carbon farming techniques are consistent with sustainable agriculture best management practices.

“These practices not only increase natural carbon capture but they can lead to long-term improvements in farm efficiencies and profitability.”

The Managing Carbon for Profit Conference being held in Dubbo on 4 June will explore new ways for landholders to improve farm efficiencies and profitability.

With funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program, the interactive and practical forum will feature the latest on-ground research and provide an opportunity for attendees to share ideas with other farmers.

Attendees will hear from leading experts and researchers on the challenges and opportunities of a changing climate.

Amongst the speakers will be innovative farmers, such as 2018 Landcarer of the Year David Marsh, who will show practical examples of how increasing soil carbon has improved his soil health.

An expert panel will also lead discussion on cover cropping, pasture and grazing management, economics of management, and farmer-driven demonstrations and research.

Attendees can make contact with service providers and other farmers to make the most of their farm business, now and into the future.

Tickets are $50 and can be purchased online at http://bit.ly/managingcarbonforprofit