Farmers for Climate Action hosts on-farm renewables workshops in Northern Victoria

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Farmers for Climate Action is taking a step in supporting farmers across northern Victoria by hosting a series of on-farm renewables workshops during the first week of October. 

These workshops aim to delve into the advantages of renewable energy, energy storage, and electrification for farming businesses and local communities, the organisation said in a media release. 

Participants will have the opportunity to learn from experts in the field of electrification and renewables, as well as fellow farmers who have successfully transitioned to cleaner and more cost-effective energy sources.

Natalie Collard, CEO of Farmers for Climate Action, highlighted the growing enthusiasm among farmers for renewable energy solutions.

A recent survey conducted by the organisation revealed strong support among participating farmers for Australia’s transition toward a cleaner energy grid.

“Farmers are excited about the opportunities switching to renewables and electrifying farm operations can bring – but they want to know more about it and they want support to get on with it,” Collard explained.

These workshops, which are open to farmers and community members, will be held in various locations across northern Victoria, including Seymour, Echuca, Bendigo, Mildura, and Euroa. 

The agricultural sector faces increasing challenges due to climate change, and farmers are eager to safeguard their businesses and the future of farming in their regions.

“Embracing renewable energy and storage solutions is one thing farmers can do to lower power bills and increase their resilience in the face of an unpredictable climate,” Collard emphasised.

The events are free, and interested participants can register on the Farmers for Climate Action website

Farmers for Climate Action is a movement of farmers, agricultural leaders and rural Australians working to ensure farmers are a key part of the solution to climate change.

Representing more than 8,000 farmers across Australia, Farmers for Climate Action said its supporter base includes over 45,000 Australians committed to climate action for agriculture.