Low Carbon Agriculture: Cutting through the noise to support the farming transition

Low Carbon Agriculture show will take place in person on 8-9 March 2022, at the National Agriculture and Exhibition Centre (NAEC), to support farmers as they move through the agricultural transition.

The event will provide practical guidance on sustainable land use, renewable energy generation and emission control, cutting through the noise to get to the heart of what new changes mean for farmers, by covering specific pressing topics such as policy, carbon storage, soil health, natural capital, net zero, renewable energy, low emission vehicles and agri-tech.

Held in partnership with the National Farmers Union (NFU) and the Country Land and Business Association (CLA), Low Carbon Agriculture show incorporates four expos including: ‘Environmental Business Expo’, ‘Farm Technology Expo’, ‘Energy Now Expo’ and ‘Low Emission Vehicles Expo.’

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. Visitors to the event will be able to make one-to-one appointments in advance of the event, 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), says: “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 says: “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, says: “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, ensuring any materials used are sustainable, responsibly sourced or can be recycled, with a ban on the use of all single use plastic.

Following on from the success of the virtual Low Carbon Agriculture show in March this year, and the many successful ‘Digital Insights’ webinars held each month on the run up to the show, the event continues to be ahead of the curve, evolving from its roots as ‘Energy Now Expo’, and celebrates 13 years of success next March.

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, in preparation for the ELM scheme. Suppliers of innovative agri-tech will take part in the exhibition and workshop area within the Farm Technology Expo.

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John Swire - Editor of Agronomist and Arable Farmer as well as responsibility for the Agronomist and Arable Farmer and Farm Business websites. After 17 years milking cows on the family farm John started writing about agriculture in 1998 and has since written for a variety of publications and has developed a wide circle of contacts within the industry. When not working John is a season ticket holder at Stoke City and also of late has become a fitness freak, listing cycling, swimming and walking as his exercises of choice.