Zero Emissions Farming Towards 2050: PPWCMA Event

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Wednesday 17 November 2021
Face to face and live-streamed event

What are the emerging industry innovations (beef, lamb, wine, vegetables, trees and water)?
What are the opportunities for Mornington Peninsula farmers?

Whilst agriculture is a key source of greenhouse gas emissions, farms also have significant potential to capture and store carbon from the atmosphere in carbon sinks such as trees and soils.

This one day conference will explore the benefits of zero-emission farming, showcasing the latest research and technology information, and industry progress towards CN2050.


Keynote speakers:

  • Richard Eckard, Professor & Director
    Director, Primary Industries Climate Challenges Centre, University of Melbourne
  • Graeme Anderson, Climate Specialist, Agriculture
    Victorian Government Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
  • Katie McRobert, General Manager
    Australian Farm Institute

Presentations will include:

  • Carbon neutrality in the red meat industry (Meat and Livestock Australia)
  • Mornington Peninsula Vignerons approach to wine sustainability (Tyson Lewis)
  • Managing farm dam emissions and the benefits for animal welfare (Blue Carbon Lab, Deakin University)
  • Agroforestry: multiple benefits of trees on farms (Rowan Reid and Andrew Stewart)
  • Agribusiness banking approach to agribusiness risk and interest in carbon farming (Kate Wallis, Regional and Agribusiness Banking, CBA)

This is a free event that will be face to face and live streamed. The face to face event will be held at Tucks Restaurant, 37 Shoreham Rd, Red Hill South.

Registrations will open on Friday 22 October. Subscribe to the PPWCMA enews and sign up to the Facebook event to be notified.

Landholders in Mornington Peninsula, Casey and Cardinia will receive priority access to tickets for the face to face event. If you are a landholder in one of these areas, email to receive an early access code on the 19 October.

This conference is supported by the Port Phillip & Westernport CMA with funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program, the National Recovery and Resilience Agency and Mornington Peninsula Shire, in partnership with Melbourne Water and AUSVEG.