Five farms have participated in a trial to learn how to reduce their greenhouse gases and introduce carbon neutral practices.
The farms participated in an audit conducted by NRM North, with the findings to be presented at an industry event.
NRM North's Carbon Neutral Project focuses on how to measure and change management practices to reduce greenhouse gas emissions of agricultural systems in Northern Tasmania.
"It aims to show that Tasmanian farmers have a greater opportunity than most mainland states to become carbon neutral, and we think that's what we are seeing at our field days," project coordinator Greg Lundstrom said.
. "The project also has partnered with other GHG focused projects in Tasmania that collectively bring together a wealth of information for producers to tap into."
The Tamar NRM Carbon forum and field day will present the findings from five carbon farming audits and the practices that have been taken to reduce emissions on February 25. The evening's keynote speaker Richard Eckard, Professor of Livestock Production Systems and Director of the Primary Industries Climate Challenges Centre at the University of Melbourne, will present a national perspective.
Special guests from the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture, soil carbon accreditation companies and other industry experts will feature in a Q&A panel discussion and answer any specific questions from the audience following the forum.
The field day will showcase the early stages of the Notley Valley Farm approach in setting up a carbon negative operation to offset emissions.
The farm is designed to be profitable and financially and climatically resilient and focuses on agroforestry, biodiversity conservation and grazing. Farmers will also be able to access case studies which have been developed as part of the Carbon Neutral Project.
The case studies capture on-and-off farm benefits from carbon neutral farming such as cost savings, increased efficiencies, marketing edge and numerous environmental benefits.
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