Chatsworth House 2023 Field Day - Bringing together farm business and natural capital
Join us at Chatsworth House for a 2-day event designed for livestock and cropping farmers keen to expand their knowledge on natural capital in the context of the global economy, consumer trends, carbon and bio-diversity markets and what this all means for individual farm businesses. There will be a strong focus on building natural capital, farm resilience and profitability.
The event aims to build capacity and knowledge for farmers to move forward confidently in a rapidly evolving global market, so that we can all create a better future together.
Kirsten Diprose, agriculture communicator, podcaster, farmer and former ABC journalist will MC the event with a fantastic line up of speakers across two days.
Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea is included in all ticket prices.
Day 1 - Wednesday 4th October
Day One is a conference style event, with an amazing line up speakers ready to get you thinking about natural capital and how to integrate this within your farm business to build resilience, profitability and to meet consumer demands.
• Lachlan Monsborough, Agriculture and Environment Lead, Rabobank
• Julia Waite, Project Manager CN30, MLA
• Angus Gidley-Baird, Rabobank
• Anna Speer, Greenstock, Woolworths
• David Hardwick, Soil Land Food
• Nic Kentish, Resource Consulting Services
• Brooke Pettit, Bendigo & Adelaide Bank
• Stuart Austin, Wilmot Cattle Co
• Grant Sims, Down Under Covers
• Jack Tucker, Rhynie Pastoral
• Tom & Sarah Whinney, Chatsworth House
To conclude the day, join us for networking drinks and a delicious dinner in the historic Longroom building at Chatsworth House. This will be a great opportunity to connect with other farmers and industry leaders. We are very excited to have secured the wonderful Shanna Whan, as our special guest speaker for the evening. Shanna is the co-founder of Sober In the Country (SITC) and is the 2022 Australian of Year - Local Hero.
SITC is a grassroots not-for-profit organisation leading radical change and social impact across rural Australia by changing the narrative around booze in the bush through straight talk, powerful lived-experience advocacy, and the #OK2SAYNO movement. Far from being prohibitionist - the charity focuses on straight talk, peer support, social inclusion, and the #OK2SAYNO movement.
Day 2 - Thursday 5th October
On the morning of day two you will learn how to account for natural capital and opportunities that exist around this, including soil carbon & biodiversity markets, carbon accounting & emissions reporting. The session will finish up with an informative panel discussion on soil carbon projects, with perspectives from both project developers and farmers.
Event speakers and panel members from
- Accounting for Nature
- Australian Soil Management
- Atlas Carbon
- The University Of Melbourne
The afternoon session will offer a rare opportunity to join industry experts in the paddocks at Chatsworth House for a series of paddock walks with David Hardwick, Nic Kentish and local agronomist Craig Drum.
Please note, to secure a place for the paddock walks you will need to purchase the bundle ticket package. The day two standalone ticket only includes the morning session.