The next Low Carbon Agriculture Show will take place on 7 - 8 February 2023 at the National Agricultural Exhibition Centre (NAEC), Stoneleigh, to help farmers and landowners to rise to the challenge of producing more domestic, climate friendly food and energy, with fresh content announced for the event.
New conference sessions will focus on enhancing biodiversity, transitioning to regenerative farming systems, niche crops, managing energy use and costs, separate sessions on the decarbonisation of UK heat and power, and maximising returns from existing clean energy assets. A policy workshop, giving farmers and landowners the chance to quiz experts on agricultural, energy and environmental policy has also been added. The new topics have been introduced alongside already popular sessions, such as carbon farming, soil health, each renewable energy type and an open debate on reaching net zero in agriculture.
Held in partnership with and the Country Land and Business Association (CLA) and the National Farmers’ Union (NFU), Low Carbon Agriculture show incorporates four expos including: ‘Environmental Business Expo’, ‘Farm Technology Expo’, ‘Energy Now Expo’ and ‘Low Emission Vehicles Expo.’
Headline speakers in the renowned multi-streamed conference include:
- Susan Twining, CLA chief land use policy advisor, speaking in the policy workshop,
- Gavin Lane, vice president at the CLA, taking part in the ‘Reaching net zero in agriculture’ debate’,
- Mhari Bharnes, senior advisor agriculture & ELMs, Environment Agency, covering ‘Aligning water management strategies with environmental policy’,
- Tom Heap, farming, and environmental journalist, chairing the ‘Reaching net zero in agriculture’ debate,
- Harley Stoddart, head of climate mitigation science at Defra, asking whether ‘an industry standard for on farm GHG emissions can be established’,
- Labour’s Climate Change and Net Zero shadow minister Dr Alan Whitehead, speaking in the keynote session,
- Craig Livingstone, head of farming & rural business at the Lockerley Estate, outlining the estate’s ‘path to achieving net zero emissions’,
- Jeanette Whittaker, principal scientist in soil and land use CEH and project leader, Biomass Connect, covering ‘encouraging best practice and innovations in land-based biomass feedstock production’,
- Sarah Wynn, Managing Director – Climate Change and Sustainability, ADAS discussing ‘Managing, reducing and capturing your carbon’,
- Joe Stanley, farmer & head of training & partnerships, GWCT Allerton Project, looking at ‘Understanding the effects of different farming methods on wildlife and the environment’.
Low Carbon Agriculture will feature its renowned multi-streamed conference, workshops, an exhibition, test drives of low emission vehicles and machinery and demonstrations of the latest innovations in agri-tech.
Low Carbon Agriculture Show is free to attend and features the Energy Now Expo, in which an exhibition will be accompanied by an energy storage theatre and a cutting-edge conference programme, covering all forms of renewables. The Low Emission Vehicles Expo will showcase the latest low-carbon transport and machinery solutions, highlight the related opportunities, and feature a test track. The Environmental Business Expo will include an exhibition and conference sessions offering practical guidance to farmers on the management and reduction of harmful greenhouse gasses, carbon sequestration, regenerative farming, and effective environmental land management. Suppliers of innovative agri-tech will take part in the exhibition and workshop area within the Farm Technology Expo.