Do you know the carbon footprint for your farm? - Webinar
An interactive informative online webinar to guide you through using the carbon footprint figure to make decisions on reducing emissions on your farm. The webinar was held by Seamus Kearney, Teagasc Signpost, Dr. Eleanor Murphy, Bord Bia and Jack Kearney, Signpost Farmer.
As part of the Bord Bia audit process, farmers must complete a Sustainability Survey, the data of which enables Bord Bia to assess the environmental performance of Quality Assured farms using a carbon footprint for the farm. The farmer then receives a Farmer Feedback Report from Bord Bia, which includes their farm’s carbon footprint. The report contains useful graphs displaying summaries of your farm’s nutrient management (fertiliser and slurry application), grassland management, and rates of concentrates fed.
To help you understand this figure and how best you can use it, Teagasc organised an informative interactive webinar with representatives from Bord Bia and Teagasc Signpost to guide you through making decisions on reducing emissions on your farm from the information in the report. The webinar was held at online at 7.30pm on Wednesday the 20 October.
Check out the full webinar below:
You might also like to read this interesting article Calculating the Carbon Footprint of your Farm by Serena Gibbons, Teagasc Education Officer
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