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Latest Program: Carbon Farming Expo & Conference 16th-17th Novermber, 2007

DAY ONE. Friday 16TH November., 2007

8.00am to 9.00am Registration

9.00am to 9.15am Chairman’s Introduction: Climate Change Challenges & Opportunities - Gary Allan, Project Leader, Climate Risk Management, NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI)

9.15am to 9.45am Carbon Farming: The Big Picture From Soil Carbon Capture to On Farm Emissions - Michael Kiely, “Uamby” Goolma, Convenor, Carbon Coalition Against Global Warming

9.45am-10.15am Soil Carbon Trading: Opportunities for Australian Farmers - Mike Walsh, Senior Vice President, Chicago Climate Exchange

10.15am-10.45am Techniques and Costs of Measuring Soil Carbon – Dr Brian Murphy, Senior Soil Scientist, Department of Environment and Climate Change

10.45am-11.15am Monitoring Soil Carbon Statewide (incl. On Farm Soil Watch Kit) – Greg Chapman, Scientist, NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI)

11.15am– 11.45am MORNING TEA.

11.45am-12.15pm Combinations That Move The Carbon Needle: Grazing Management, Pasture Cropping, and Biological Farming - Col Seis, “Winona” Gulgong

12.15am-12.45pm Biological Farming In Action - Cam McKellar, “Inveraray Downs”, Spring Ridge

12.45-1..45pm LUNCH.

1.45pm- 2.15pm Biochar’s Promise - Adriana Downie, Scientist, Best Energies

2.15pm – 2.45pm Growing Soil Carbon by Rehydrating the Landscape - Craig Carter, “Tallawang”, Willow Tree

2.45pm – 3.15pm A Carbon Farmer in Parliament?– Mark Coulton, Candidate for Parkes, National Party of Austrlalia

3.15pm- 4.00pm. AFTERNOON TEA

4.00pm- 4.30pm Day One: Bringing It All Together - Ian Packer, Soils Officer, Lachlan Catchment Management Authority

4.30pm – 5.00pm Question Time. All speakers to be available.

5.00pm – Drinks: Inaugural “CARBON COCKY OF THE YEAR” award presentation. Sponsored by Landmark, Country Energy, and Holistic Management International/Australia


9.00am- 9.15am Introduction to Day 2 - Gary Allan, Project Leader, Climate Risk Management, NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI)

9.15am-10.15am Soil Carbon Calculators – Dr Jeff Baldock, Senior Research Scientist, CSIRO

10.15am – 11.00am Soils, Animals, Crops and Emissions – John Friend, Scientist, NSW Department of Primary Industries.

11.00 – 11.30am MORNING TEA.

11.30 –12.15pm Treading Lightly on the Land (On Farm Efficiencies) - David Marsh, “Allendale” Boorowa

12.15 – 12.45pm Emissions Reductions and Trading Opportunities:
CarbonCredited™ Produce. - Louisa Kiely, “Uamby” Goolma, Carbon Farmers of Australia

12.45– 1.45pm LUNCH.

1.45am – 2.15am CMA Visual Audit Protocols For Voluntary Soil Carbon Trading - John Lawrie, Co-ordinator - Slopes, Central West Catchment Management Authority

2.15 – 3.15pm A Guide to Soil Carbon Trading Systems: Carbon Farmers of Australia, RCS CarbonLink, Australian Soil Carbon Accreditation Scheme, The Fourth System. (Michael Kiely, Carbon Farmers of Australia; Rod Rush, RCS CarbonLink,)

3.15 – 3.45pm Where Do We Go From Here? – Michael Kiely, Convenor, Carbon Coalition Against Global Warming

3.45 -4.15pm Question Time.

4.15 Close.

*Please note: This program is subject to change at any time.


The Organisers thank all the Speakers for their valuable contribution, all the Delegates who travelled from all States of Australia, the Exhibitors who supported this event, and the Sponsors who made it possible. A special word of appreciation to the many CMAs who supported the Conference. And to the small band of committed individuals who are always there when there’s work to be done: Thank you.

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