The University of Melbourne supported the delivery of carbon farming training and development services for extension providers engaged under the Carbon Farming Futures Extension and Outreach Program.
This training program for extension and outreach professionals in the agricultural sector aimed to enable them to deliver nationally consistent services, and technical, regional- and industry-relevant information to farmers, land managers and their key influencers on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, sequestering carbon in the landscape and participating in the Carbon Farming Initiative.
The first phase of the project delivered the Carbon Farming Extension Providers Portal, providing access to a collection of tools and information about land-based emissions reduction, carbon sequestration and the Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI). At the end of the first phase of the project, this information was moved to the My Carbon Farming website.
The second phase of the project delivered eight webinars and support for two facetoface training events. Webinar topics and presenters were chosen based on topical issues relevant to extension and outreach in the agricultural sector. These webinars were recorded and are available for viewing from links provided in the detailed table below.
The face-to-face meetings held in Canberra and Sydney brought together a total of over 60 extension and outreach professionals, alongside around 35 other professionals from the agricultural sector. The two-day programs provided an outline of activities underway via the Government’s Emissions Reduction Fund, as well as an update on results and outcomes of the extension and outreach projects.
The University of Melbourne contract to this project completed as of 30 June 2017 in conclusion with the Government’s Extension and Outreach Program.
|Extension and Outreach Program Final Webinar - Panel Session
Legacies and Lessons Learned
|19 June 2017|
|Climate Change Policy||Rachel Burgess||DoEE||15 March 2017|
|Australian Carbon Farming - from Boots on the Ground to $$$ in the Bank||Trent McIntyre||Climate Friendly||15 December 2016|
|Tipping Points for Climate Adaptation in Fruit Trees||Rebecca Derbyshire||NSW DPI||12 October 2016|
|Adapting to Climate Change - Drivers for Expansion and Change in Business||Brett McClen||Brown Brothers Wines||14 June 2016|
|The Paris Agreement - Articles Affecting Agriculture||Richard Eckard||University of Melbourne||3 February 2016|
|COP 21 Paris and the Land Sector||Anika Molesworth||2015 Australian Young Farmer of the Year||18 December 2015|
|The Lead Up to Paris 2015||Peter Castellas||Carbon Market Institute||9 June 2015|
|The ERF First Auction - Summary||Richard Eckard||University of Melbourne||20 May 2015|
|Transitioning from the CFI to the ERF||Karen Graham||Clean Energy Regulator||19 February 2015|
|The National Agricultural Manure Management Program||Janine Price||Australian Pork Limited||19 February 2015|
|International Carbon Markets||Peter Castellas||Carbon Market Institute||11 June 2014|
|The ERF and Primary Industries||Sarah Bridge||DAWR||11 June 2014|
|Nitrous Oxide Research NANORP )Update||Peter Grace||QUT||2 February 2014|
|ERF and CFI Policy Update||Hilton Taylor||DoEE||2 February 2014|
|My Carbon Farming website||A free resource to assist farmers, land managers and other stakeholders across Australia to learn about the Emissions Reduction Fund and Carbon Farming.|