Information on how to make the most of environmental schemes and grants will be the focus of a Farms, Trees and Carbon workshop being run by Beef + Lamb NZ in Wellsford next month.
Organisers say they want to help farmers and landowners identify funding opportunities from the Government’s One Billion Trees fund, the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) and others.
“This workshop will introduce key climate science and policy issues, leading on to focus on the opportunities for business that the various grants and schemes present,” they say.
The day will cover an introduction to climate change; planting the right trees in the right space; carbon and the ETS; and overall farm emission profiles, in a bid to inform farmers about applying for grants and developing their Environmental Plans profitably.
“Climate change affects everybody and farmers are some of the first to be affected. Everybody has their part to play. The earlier farmers understand the drivers of climate change and what is contributing to it, the sooner they can adapt and make changes to their farm systems.”
The workshop will be held at the Wellsford Community Centre on Friday, July 5 from 10am to 1pm.
Farmers are being asked to bring along a farm map and/or an aerial photo if they have one, to try different ideas on their own property.
More information, including Beef + Lamb NZ climate science videos and fact sheets, can be found at beeflambnz.com/events/blnz-farms-trees-and-carbon-workshop-wellsford
Numbers are limited and pre-registration is essential – email Rachel.Jukes@beeflambnz.com to book a place.