What is the Carbon Toolkits in Agriculture Network?
The Carbon Toolkits in Agriculture Network aims to connect farmers and farm service providers with the latest information, tools and opportunities relating to carbon and emissions in agriculture.
How do I join the Network?
Network membership is free. Register online to join.
Who is the Network for?
The Network is open to anyone interested, including:
- farm consultants
- farm accountants
- Landcare coordinators
- extension staff
- training providers
What services does the Network provide?
- As new policies and research emerge, DPI recognises that the needs of Network members will evolve. DPI will respond to these changing needs in the services that it provides. Services provided to date have included:
- A concise monthly email update to keep Network members updated on the latest developments relating to carbon and emissions in agriculture, including new resources available, the latest news, upcoming events and funding opportunities.
- Training workshops and webinars on how to use the latest greenhouse gas accounting tools or other topics as identified
- Workshops and forums to enable information sharing and networking.
- Case studies of farmers taking positive, practical action to measure and manage on-farm greenhouse gas emissions.
What will I get out of joining the Network?
It is freeto join the Network. Benefits of being part of the network include:
- Staying informed about
- what is happening across the state and nationally in carbon and emissions in agriculture,
- upcoming farm field days and case studies demonstrating what farmers can do to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and increase productivity on their farm
- upcoming training opportunities
- the latest resources available.
- Sharing your experiences with similar people from across Victoria and nationally
- Identifying innovative ways of supporting farmers to manage carbon and emissions on-farm and stay profitable and productive.
Why measure my on-farm greenhouse gas emissions?
- The loss of greenhouse gas emissions on a farm represents a significant loss of energy from the farm system
- By understanding your on-farm greenhouse emissions, you can start to take positive, practical action in responding to climate change, by focussing on the current 'win-wins', rather than the future 'what ifs'
- Some farmers are already proving that there are win-win opportunities for their farm and the environment by increasing their productivity and profitability while at the same time reducing their greenhouse gas emissions