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5th Oct 2021
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The NFU’s leading renewable energy expert will be outlining the opportunities for agriculture as the nation transitions to ‘net zero’, at the first joint NFU/Lovewell Blake Farmers’ Evening to be held since before the Covid pandemic.

Bruno Gardner, managing director of NFU EnZero, will be sharing his thoughts on how farmers and growers can both support and benefit from the UK’s transition to net zero during the free event, which takes place in Halesworth on Wednesday 10th November.

Mr Gardner heads up the NFU’s net zero offshoot, which has the remit to help farmers develop renewable energy and net zero projects on their land.  He will introduce NFU Energy’s new service to help farmers develop renewable energy schemes, and outline the potential role agriculture has to play in carbon offsetting.

Lovewell Blake agricultural partner Ryan Lincoln, who will be chairing the event, said, “The government’s ambitious target to achieve net zero by 2050 will have a huge impact on agriculture, and the sector has a big role to play in helping the country meet that important ambition.

“It’s one thing agreeing with the policy, it’s quite another understanding the practicalities involved in implementing it.  The truth is that net zero both poses challenges and offers opportunities for farmers, so it is important that we all understand what is involved early on – and that is what this farmers’ evening is all about.

“We are delighted to be able to meet in person after such a long period, and I’m sure that many of our region’s farmers will look forward to meeting their peers face-to-face again.”

The event takes place at Halesworth Golf club on Wednesday 10th November at 7.30pm, and the presentation will be followed by a buffet supper.  Attendance is free, but places need to be booked in advance, by visiting www.lovewell-blake.co.uk/events/event/farmers-evening.