The Low Carbon Agriculture show is set to support farmers as they move through the agricultural transition period and will take place in person on 8-9 March 2022 at the National Agriculture and Exhibition Centre (NAEC), Stoneleigh Park, in partnership with the NFU and the Country Land and Business Association (CLA).
The event will provide practical guidance on sustainable land use, renewable energy generation and emission control, as well as getting to the heart of what new changes mean for farmers by covering specific topics such as policy, carbon storage, soil health, natural capital, net zero, renewable energy, low emission vehicles and agri-tech.
The event incorporates four different exhibitions; the Environmental Business Expo, the Farm Technology Expo, the Energy Now Expo and the Low Emission Vehicles Expo. It will feature the Low Carbon Agriculture conference, various workshops, an exhibition, test drives of low emission vehicles and machinery and demonstrations of the latest innovations in agri-tech.
Visitors will also be able to make one on one appointments in advance, as well as attending networking roundtable discussions run by exhibitors.
Jonathan Scurlock, chief adviser, renewable energy and climate change for the National Farmers’ Union (NFU), said: “Following the Glasgow climate talks later this year, Low Carbon Agriculture show 2022 offers a key opportunity to reflect upon the impacts of the UK COP26 presidency.
“The National Farmers’ Union is a proud partner of the show, which is an increasingly important event in the farming calendar, for those who want to cut through the noise and get practical advice from the experts about the future of farming. Its focus on low carbon farming, natural capital, agri-tech, and low emission vehicles is in tune with current policy at a time of monumental change in agriculture.”
Sarah Hendry, CLA director general said: “Climate change is arguably our greatest societal challenge and land use is right at the heart of the debate. CLA members are very aware of the imperative to deliver a lower carbon footprint, and we at the CLA are working hard to advise them on that. Implementing low-carbon practices within the current pattern of land use will offer some emissions reduction and will sit alongside more fundamental changes including afforestation. It is a time of seismic transition in agriculture, so the CLA are pleased to support the Low Carbon Agriculture Show, which will showcase what landowners and farmers are already doing to protect the environment and explore what more they can do.”
David Jacobmeyer, Low Carbon Agriculture show organiser, added: “The show provides practical guidance and solutions for farmers wishing to increase the sustainability of their business and drive down harmful emissions. It’s about helping them to make lasting connections with people who will assist them in the agricultural transition.
“We are delighted to be partnering with the NFU and CLA and look forward to welcoming thousands of farmers and land managers to Stoneleigh Park, for what should be an informative and exciting few days!”
The show is committed to reducing its impact on the environment, going paper-free and implementing digital check-in and navigation, as well as ensuring that materials used as sustainable, responsibly sourced or recyclable, with a ban on all single-use plastics.
Now in its 13th year, following its evolution from the Energy Now Expo, the Low Carbon Agriculture show follows on from the success of the virtual event this year, and the Digital Insights webinars held monthly on the run-up to the show and will be free to attend.
For more information go to www.lowcarbonagricultureshow.co.uk