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Carbon Down on the Farm


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How we manage, exploit and protect our land has always had fundamental implications for our civilisation. Might this also be true for our response to the climate problem? Can we really tackle climate
change, enhance agricultural production, generate energy and lock carbon into our soils? If so, how?
In the interval between Dr Lehmann’s lecture and the discussion between our panel of experts, Michael Inwood will demonstrate his innovative electric ute with which he pulls the Agroplow AD Hybrid disc drill.

2:00 – 2:45pm– Keynote Lecture
2:45 – 3:00pm– Interval
3:00 – 4:00pm– Panel Discussion


Michael Inwood

Panel Member: Michael Inwood practices No Kill cropping on his farm ‘Toulon’ in Bathurst, NSW. He has developed an electric ute with which he pulls the Agroplow AD Hybrid disc drill that he uses to sow using No Kill Cropping techniques. The ute will be on display as part of the Carbon Down on th... Read more

Johannes Lehmann

Keynote Speaker: Johannes Lehmann is Associate Professor of Soil Biogeochemistry and Soil Fertility Management at Cornell University. During the past 10 years, he has focused on nanoscale investigations of organic matter and the development of bioenergy systems. Dr Lehmann is Co-Founder and Chair of... Read more

Andrew Broad

Panel Member: Andrew Broad is President of the Victorian Farmers Federation. He was the recipient of an Australia Day Award in recognition of community service. In 2006 he was one of twelve Australian delegates at the International Federation of Agricultural Producers World Young Farmer Congress in ... Read more

Stephen Joseph

Panel Member: Stephen Joseph is managing director of Anthroterra Pty Ltd. Dr Joseph is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Energy, a chartered engineer and has been a senior adviser to both commercial, government and non-government organisations, in renewable energy, biofuels and sustainable agr... Read more

Alan Lauder

Panel Member: Alan Lauder has spent 30 years operating a successful rural operation and increasing understanding of the carbon cycle in the grazing industry. Alan is a frequent media commentator, has had ongoing interaction with the scientific community and is author of Carbon Grazing. ... Read more

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The Wheeler Centre acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the traditional owners of the land on which we work. We pay our respects to the people of the Kulin Nation and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders, past and present.