‘Regen Day’ event to be repeated following last year’s success

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Farming cooperative, Fram Farmers, will again be teaming up with carbon partner Agreena to host a ‘Regen Day’ following the success of its recent event in Suffolk.

The first event, in late 2022, explored opportunities for farmers to expand their income by generating and trading carbon credits as a result of regenerative farming practices. Following its success, a second ‘Regen Day’ will be held at Iford Estate, a 1200ha mixed farm in East Sussex, on February 28, 2023. This event will be open to all, covering all aspects of carbon farming.

The event is free to attend and will aim to support farmers and agronomists in understanding how carbon farming can be simplified. The concept of the day is a farm walk, viewing the more regenerative approach recently employed at the Estate, with talks from industry experts including Richard Cartwright, senior agronomist and managing director at CCC Agronomy and Ian Gould, director at Oakbank Game and Conservation Ltd, who will explain how cover crops can be used to limit soil erosion and reduce weed growth.

Also planned for the day is a session on the application and management of soil microbes to improve crop efficiency from PlantWorks’ Natallia Gulbis, and Alex Hammond of CCm Technologies will provide a talk on alternative fertilisers. Practical application will also be explored; Simon Weaving of Weaving Drills will be discussing direct drilling, and Oria Agriculture’s Bertrand Plessis will examine mechanical weed seed control.

Later in the day, Tom Brunt of Savills will present on natural capital and farm tenancies, and Agreena’s Thomas Gent will share details of Agreena Carbon.

CEO of Fram Farmers, Andrew Knowles, believes it is important to share this information to help growers to understand what’s available to the agricultural community, enabling them to make decisions on their own farms and be recognised for their efforts.

Fram Farmers CEO Andrew Knowles

“Getting farmers together to discuss regenerative agriculture always brings with it great discussion – the first ever ‘Regen Day’ was a great way to show a holistic picture of how to transition to regenerative agriculture, and how carbon farming comes in to support and finance that transition.”

“We’re delighted to bring this event to the South, and to have partnered with Agreena, as they have created a model that puts farmers first. Arming growers with the right tools to make changes in that direction is really important, and understanding the types of challenges that might be faced is vital to ensuring high productivity into the future, alongside profitable farm businesses.”

For information on the full programme of speakers and to sign up free-of-charge, visit the events page of the Fram Farmers website, or visit https://agreena.cc/3jTeR2n.

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