Zero Emissions Farming: Towards 2050

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
    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)

About the face to face event

The face to face event will be held at Tucks Restaurant, 37 Shoreham Rd, Red Hill South. The event will run from 9am-4pm (registration from 9am with the conference beginning at 10am). Pre-registration is essential as there will be no tickets available on the day. Morning and afternoon tea and lunch will be supplied. The event will be held in Tuck’s outdoors area under a marquee. The marquee will be heated and there will be screens to allow for easy viewing of the presentations.

In line with Victorian Government Directions, this is a COVIDSafe event, capacity limits apply and attendees must be fully vaccinated be the time of the event and able to show their vaccination certificate (or medical exception) prior to entry. Click here for guidance on how to get proof of your COVID-19 vaccination. This event will follow any Victorian Government Directions in place at the time.

About the livestream

The conference will be livestreamed via Zoom. The livestream will run from 10am-4pm. You do not need to register every livestream attendee, just those who wish to have the Zoom link sent to their email address. One person is welcome to register and forward the link to others. The Zoom link will be sent out two weeks before the event and in a reminder the day before.

Registrations

Registrations will open on Friday 22 October at https://zeroemissionsfarming.eventbrite.com.au. Sign up to the Facebook event for reminders.

Landholders in Mornington Peninsula, Casey and Cardinia can receive priority access to tickets. If you are a landholder in one of these areas, email karen.thomas@ppwcma.vic.gov.au to receive an early access code.

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.