To be held at the Royal Welsh Showground, Llanelwedd, on Wednesday 4 May at 10am, this event will look at opportunities to reduce energy and input costs and simultaneously lower greenhouse gas emissions by improving energy efficiency, installing renewables, and using nutrients more efficiently.
Those present will hear from NFU experts about the latest best practice and from NFU Cymru members about their on-the-ground experiences. In the afternoon there will also be an optional workshop sessions for members wanting to spend more time getting into practical details and mapping out specific next steps for their farms.
NFU Cymru President, Aled Jones said: “Given current challenges facing the agricultural industry, there’s never been a more opportune time for farmers to look at new ways of capturing carbon and driving efficiencies on farm.
“This event will give practical advice for farm businesses to implement positive change on-farm and the afternoon sessions will allow farmers to seek personalised information in relation to their own farms.”
|9:30am||Tea and coffee|
|10:00am||Introduction from Aled Jones, NFU Cymru President|
|10:10am||Energy session: Jon Swain, Technical Director at NFU EnZero|
|10:40am||Energy case study: Llyr Jones, NFU Cymru member farming at Derwydd farm near Corwen|
|11:00am||Nutrients session: Anthony Hopkins, NFU Chief Combinable Crops Adviser|
|11:30am||Nutrients case study: John Owen, SMART Project Manager at Gelli Aur Agriculture Research Centre|
|11:50am||Environmental markets: Bruno Gardner, Managing Director at NFU EnZero|
|12:10pm||Q&A session with all speakers and Abi Reader, NFU Cymru Deputy President|
From 1:45pm to 3:00pm members will be able to join specific breakout sessions for more in-depth information.
This event is free for NFU Cymru members, register your attendance here. (you'll be asked to log in)