Carbon in spotlight
A LOT has been said about climate change, the Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI) and farmers, but most of it has been vague and technical.
To make the topic understandable, a seminar is being held to provide localised advice for farmers about weather, changing climate and the new Carbon Farming Initiative.
To be held at the Pakenham Racecourse on March 28, the Give me Some Credit seminar will focus on topics including what the climate will be like, what this means for landholders and what they can do, and how will the Carbon Farming Initiative work for them.
The seminar will provide practical steps on how farmers can understand climate patterns to mitigate threats from climate change on their property, as well as capitalise on government programs such as the CFI.
Experts will present on a range of topics including Graeme Anderson from Farm Services Victoria who will present local weather data, including giving specific climate advice on the region and how it is likely to change.
Furthermore, local farmers will talk about their experiences preparing for climate change or how they attempted to reduce their carbon or increase sequestration.
The day will be facilitated by Tracey Curro, former 60 Minutes journalist and Al Gore Climate Change ambassador, allowing all presenters to provide question and answer sessions.
The event will be held on Wednesday, March 28, 9.30am until 1.30pm at the Pakenham Racing Club, including a free lunch.
RSVP by March 21. Register online at http://www.ppwcma.vic.gov.au/events_current.htm or ring Kathleen Bartlett on 0400 141 929.
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