A virtual farm walk on carbon neutral beef farming is expected to attract a bumper attendance when it takes place on Monday 21st September at 8pm. This is the fourth online event in the successful series hosted by AgriSearch for the European Innovation Initiative (EIT) partners. The partners are ABP, John Deere along with Queen’s University and the University of Reading.

Dr John Gilliland, Director of Global Agriculture at Devenish will be the special guest speaker on the topic of Putting theory into practice accelerating our journey to carbon neutrality.” John is a former President of the Ulster Farmers’ Union and has a unique breadth of experience in the world of farming, food and the environment.  He was previously Vice Chair of the UK Sustainable Development Commission, Chair of the Rural Climate Change Forum in London and a Non-Executive Director for SRUC and the Northern Ireland Authority of Energy Regulation.  John has also represented UK Agriculture at the World Trade Talks in Cancun as well as UK Government at the Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen.  He is also Chair of the Expert Working Group for Northern Ireland’s Agricultural Land Management Strategy.

Dr John Gilliland, Director of Global Agriculture at Devenish will be the special guest speaker at the fourth “Focus on Farmer” virtual farm walk.

 

John will speak on the pioneering work on developing a net farm carbon balance sheet at Dowth Estate. 

The two farmers ambassadors for this project, Sam Chesney from County Down and James Evans from Shropshire, both suppliers to ABP, will also speak on the steps they are taking to move towards carbon neutrality on their farms.

The event is free of charge and anyone can register by visiting clicking here