Carbon Farming Initiative - In Practice

Mar 14, 2014

Media Release

Carbon Farming Initiative - In Practice

Primary producers, rural advisors, and agribusinesses are invited to join Ben Keogh from Australian Carbon Traders for the latest on making and trading carbon credits through the Carbon Farming Initiative. Proudly hosted by the Burnett Mary Regional Group, Ben is an engaging and dynamic speaker who is giving a series of presentations throughout the Burnett Mary region in the first week of April.

Ben Keogh works at the coalface of the carbon market and is highly experienced in brokering on-ground Carbon Farming Initiative projects. He has an intimate, practical and contemporary understanding of the issues facing landholders, service providers and investors in a growing carbon market. He will share his insights about the current carbon market and policies, and provide expert advice on what opportunities there are for those wishing to get involved. Mr Keogh commences his trip through the region with a Business Breakfast address in Bundaberg at the Brothers Sports Club on the 31st of March.

Mr Keogh is following up this address with a series of meetings with Landcare groups to provide relevant and accurate information to landholders on the Carbon Farming Initiative. The schedule of meetings are as follows;

 Tuesday 1st April at “Debingal” on Rawbelle Road, Eidsvold - 10am for 10:30 start

 Tuesday 1st April at the Old Scout Hall (Landcare premises) Monto - 7:30pm

 Wednesday 2nd April at Kingaroy Research Station, 214 Kingaroy-Cooyar Road - 7:30pm

 Thursday 3rd April at Booubyjan Hall, Burnett Highway – 10am for 10:30 start

 Friday 4th April at Rural Futures Centre, 65 Pavillion Street, Pomona – 10:30am

Topics covered will include; how the Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI) and the carbon market functions, how the CFI may change with the repeal of the Carbon Pricing Mechanism, what opportunities may be available to landholders to generate revenue through the sale of carbon credits, and agricultural practices that may benefit from the CFI. Importantly, Ben will provide information on the sorts of considerations that must be made by landholders and other stakeholders that may be contemplating participating in the CFI.

Mr Keogh’s visit to the Burnett Mary region is an initiative of the Carbon Farming Project, a collaborative project of the Burnett Mary Regional Group, the Burnett Catchment Care Association and the Bundaberg Fruit & Vegetable Growers. Funded by the Australian Government’s Extension and Outreach program, the Carbon Farming Project aims to create a carbon farming savvy rural community and assist producers to reduce inefficiencies in their farming systems.

“The presentations will provide real examples of current CFI projects that have started or are in train, and be informal to ensure ample opportunity for questions from the audience. This is a perfect forum for landholders and other agricultural stakeholders to ask questions about how the CFI may work in their particular rural enterprise,” said the Burnett Mary Regional Group’s Carbon Farming Coordinator, Michelle Haase.

To RSVP please contact Vikki at BMRG on 4169 0720 or email admin@bmrg.org.au . For further information on BMRG’s Carbon Farming Program check out the BMRG website – www.bmrg.org.au or contact Michelle Haase on 4181 2999.

 



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