Following on from last year's popular webinar on the same topic, Landcare Farming brings you the latest thinking around carbon and maximising ecosystem opportunities to fit your business.
What do resilient agricultural investments look like? As economies transition towards lower emissions, new carbon neutrality and emission-efficient technologies are presenting economic, environmental and social market opportunities to Australian producers. In this webinar, Landcare Farming will bring together five experts to advise on the latest ‘carbon literacy’ for producers and the role of carbon sequestration solutions in reaching decarbonisation targets, alongside the opportunities that will unfold for Australia’s agricultural industry in the coming years.
Prof Richard Eckard (Vic) - Speaker
Richard is Professor of Sustainable Agricultural Systems, the University of Melbourne, and Director of the Primary Industries Climate Challenges Centre, a research centre addressing the impacts of a changing climate on agriculture. His research focuses on carbon farming and accounting towards carbon neutral agriculture, managing extreme climate events and options for agriculture to respond to a changing climate.
Dr Warwick Badgery (NSW) – Speaker
Dr Warwick Badgery is a research leader with NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) with over 15 years’ research experience on improving the profitability and sustainability of grazing systems and mitigating greenhouse gas emissions under a changing climate. Warwick has significant experience in investigating soil C under grazing systems, led the Central NSW component of the National Soil Carbon Research Project (SCaRP) and helped develop the first pilot pricing scheme for soil carbon in Australia.
Dr Stephen Wiedemann (QLD) – Speaker
Dr Stephen Wiedemann is an agricultural systems scientist and Managing Director at Integrity Ag. He is a leading expert in carbon footprinting and baselining, emission reduction, carbon offset project development and carbon neutral certification. Stephen’s experience extends across the full suite of agricultural industries including wool and cotton, as well as beef, lamb, chicken, eggs, pork, cropping and horticulture.
Andrew Jones (QLD)- Speaker
Andrew Jones is a Partner with BDO in Brisbane. He is a member of the BDO Food and Agribusiness group, and practices as a taxation specialist. Andrew’s clients include primary producers and renewable energy generators. He also advises on the tax implications of carbon credit generation and offsetting and has been invited to speak about these issues at industry and technical forums.
Melinee Leather (QLD) – Speaker
Melinee Leather is a beef producer from Central Queensland who along with her husband Rob and their son and daughter in law run Leather Cattle Co, a family- owned beef cattle enterprise. Their three properties span 17 500 ha and are currently running 5 000 head of cattle, where they breed and finish for the Organic, EU and natural pasture fed markets.