CREATING MEANINGFUL CHANGE through..
Connection. Capacity Building. Shared Stories.
Strategy, Facilitation, Communication, Capacity Building, Project Management and Event Management specialising in the energy and agriculture space.
The next National Renewables in Agriculture Conference and Expo will be in July 2022 in Albury NSW. The event aims to share lived experience, expertise and create new connections. Watch the latest 'Farming under solar, wind and transmission' webinar held 14 October 2021
OUR FARM STORY
In the Central West, NSW sits Australia's largest solar diesel hybrid irrigation pump. This development is cutting our energy costs by 45%, 500 tonnes of CO2 are avoided from entering the atmosphere each year and the system will pay for itself in just 5 years.
Farm Renewables Consulting is an Australian owned business, working out of the Central West NSW. Director, Karin Stark lives on a cotton and wheat farm in Narromine, giving her a first-hand perspective of the inherent energy challenges faced by farmers. Based on her own personal experience, Karin knows that energy is one of the agriculture sector’s fastest growing costs. That’s why she is passionate about helping farmers significantly reduce their costs and emissions, and build resilience by facilitating the adoption of on-farm renewables.
Energy was the highest operating cost on Karin’s farm, so in 2018, they installed Australia’s largest solar diesel irrigation pump, which has saved the family 45% on diesel costs and avoided 500 tonnes of emissions from entering the atmosphere each year.
Karin has a background in Environmental Management and the design, delivery and evaluation of community based social marketing. Being a passionate advocate in this area, she founded and convenes the National Renewables in Agriculture Conference and Expo.
Farm Renewables Consulting works with Government, community groups and private industry, on the premise that shared stories and lived experience is one of the best ways to create meaningful change.