NATIONAL RENEWABLES IN AGRICULTURE

CONFERENCE AND EXPO

Early bird tickets now available for $180 ($175 farmers).

We look forward to welcoming you to the Conference 19 May 2021 in Dubbo NSW!

Keynote: Simon Holmes a Court

Topics covered;

  • Bioenergy/biomass

  • Green hydrogen 

  • Electric utes

  • Solar irrigation

  • Shared benefits when hosting solar and wind farms

  • Battery storage - what works for ag?

  • Financing renewables

For the full agenda and to register click HERE

Email hello@renewablesinagconference.com.au for more info.

Past events

Renewing the regions - Agriculture and the energy transition WEBINAR

Wednesday 9th December 2020. 9am - 10.45am NSW (EST)

Learn from farmers about ways of combining agriculture and energy production, how bioenergy is benefiting Meredith Dairy in Victoria and how one South Australian farmer is using solar irrigation to cut costs. 

Speakers include;

  • Chad Higgins, Associate Professor from Oregon State University talking about the benefits of agrivoltaics.

  • Paul Squires, farmer and wine maker talking about his solar array and plans to grow potatoes under the panels.

  • Dominic Murphy, talking about how bioenergy have cut costs at Meredith Dairy in Victoria.

  • James Stacey, an irrigator in South Australia growing hay and grain with solar power.

2019 Conference

The inaugural National Renewables in Agriculture Conference took place in Wagga, 2019

Watch the video - 2019 Wagga Wagga National Renewables in Agriculture Conference 

Go to Conference website  

The adoption of renewable energy reduces farm business costs and builds resilience while cutting CO2 emissions. But adoption has been slow with investment restrained by; 

  • A lack of knowledge and understanding of feasibility of renewable technologies 

  • A scarcity of visible examples of renewables on farms 

  • Lack of trust in suppliers 

  • High capital costs. 

The National Renewables in Agriculture Conference and Expo, the only event wholly focussed on renewables and farming, directly overcomes these barriers by bringing farmers, renewable energy businesses, agribusiness, consultants, peak bodies and Government representatives together in one place to share knowledge and learn about the opportunities for clean energy on farms. 

The 2019 Conference created behaviour change. 

  • 96% farmers said they will investigate renewables due to the Conference. 

  • 64% said they plan to use renewables in next two years. 

The Conference was delivered with partners including - Clean Energy Council, NSW Farmers, National Irrigators Council, National Farmers Federation, NSW Department of Primary Industries, Farmers for Climate Action, ReAqua and NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment.

“We drove 5 hours to attend this conference, and were richly rewarded for our time. We returned to expand our solar infrastructure and rethink plant and equipment investment – with hydrogen tractors around the corner." 

Brendan & Claire Booth. Booth Agriculture, Geurie, Central West, NSW.

 

 

“Being able to listen to the real-life experience of other farmers embarking on a renewables journey was both interesting and reassuring. We entered the room sceptical but open minded and left inspired and motivated.”

Cate Hardy. Hardy Irrigation Enterprises, Coleambally, NSW 

© 2020 by Farm Renewables Consulting.