Rural professionals' seminars
Between October 2019 and February 2020, the New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre (NZAGRC), New Zealand Institute for Primary Industry Management (NZIPIM) and AgFirst, with funding from the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), held a nationwide series of one-day seminars for rural professionals.
Seminars for rural professionals
The seminars explained the science behind agricultural greenhouse gases, soil carbon and forestry sequestration, summarised relevant policies and emissions-reduction options, and shared results from modelling that considered both the financial and environmental impacts of various farm-system changes.
Rural professionals are a key link in the chain between science, policy and on-farm decision-making. These seminars offered practical, science-based information aimed at helping rural professionals start a constructive conversation with farmers about agriculture and climate change.
Information was delivered by Dr Harry Clark, Director of NZAGRC, and Phil Journeaux, an agricultural economist.
Download the seminar handbook [PDF, 2.2 MB] .
View videos of sessions from the Palmerston North seminar held in Palmerston North in October 2019 below.
Palmerston North seminar video one: Setting the scene
Palmerston North seminar video two: The science
Palmerston North seminar video three: Economics
Palmerston North seminar video four: Forestry, carbon and the NZ ETS
Palmerston North seminar video five: Soil carbon
Palmerston North seminar video six: Tools
Planning for a series of more in-depth and hands-on seminars is now underway. Check this page for more information.