Tuesday 25th of February 2020 | Posted In: Use and Manage, Energy saving

What’s your carbon footprint?

Today is the first day of the 2020 NFU Conference “Farming Without Barriers”. The aim of the next two days is to provide a first chance to shape what agriculture looks like in the future. Last year the NFU made bold plans to make agriculture carbon neutral by 2040 and the first step to reducing your carbon footprint is to assess the likely emissions sources on your farm as well as considering carbon sequestration, using a carbon calculator is one way to achieve this.

The NFU has developed a quick test for farmers and growers to use to see if they are on the right track. The Net Zero: Farm Status Indicator will be launched today at the NFU Conference and is a simplified form of a whole farm carbon calculator, designed to introduce carbon footprinting. This tool is not a comprehensive carbon calculator; rather it aims to provide a quick and easy introduction to agricultural greenhouse gas emissions. However, it is a good place to start and will point you to other resources that are designed to help your business.

If you are attending the NFU Conference today, make your way to the NFU Energy stand where you can complete the indicator and find out how our consultancy service can:

  • Assist you in choosing the most appropriate calculator for your product or farm.
  • Advise and help with the data inputs to ensure that you are getting a representative figure for your farm/produce.
  • Analyse your footprint to further explain the results and give quantified recommendations on areas of improvement.

We will also be running a prize draw to win a luxury hamper so make sure you come and say hi.

Not coming to Conference. Don’t worry you can try the NFU indicator here and if you are interested in carbon footprinting and reducing emissions, click here or call the NFU Energy team on 024 7669 6512.