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NAEC Stoneleigh to host launch of Low Carbon Agriculture

by Olivia Powell

Warwickshire-based conference and exhibition centre NAEC Stoneleigh has announced that it will host the UK launch of the Low Carbon Agriculture show in 2021.

Formerly the Energy and Rural Business Show, organisers says Low Carbon Agriculture aims to “showcase opportunities in low carbon energy, technological advances and Environmental Land Management (ELM)”.

Chris Hartley, managing director of NAEC Stoneleigh, said: “Low Carbon Agriculture fits strongly with our ethos, as we are a venue working to reduce our own carbon footprint, introducing our own ‘Three Rs System – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.’

“In addition, NAEC is the natural home for many leading agricultural events and many businesses based here at Stoneleigh Park are leading organisations dedicated to agriculture and rural enterprise.”

Low Carbon Agriculture’s focus will be on practical solutions to tackling climate change through the generation of renewable energy, the implementation of low carbon initiatives and best practice in both environmental and carbon management.

Low Carbon Agriculture is also launching a networking app to enhance visitor experience and inviting delegates to book in one-to-one appointments in advance of the event.

Held in association with the National Farmers Union (NFU), Low Carbon Agriculture incorporates four expos in one show and has announced new features for the 2021 event, including the addition of the Environmental Business Expo and the Farm Technology Expo to compliment the Energy Now Expo and Low Emission Vehicles Expo.

Jonathan Scurlock, chief adviser of renewable energy and climate change for the NFU, said: “The NFU strongly supports the launch of Low Carbon Agriculture and its move to NAEC Stoneleigh.

“The event has always been a trailblazer, and its focus on low carbon agriculture, natural capital enhancement and agri-tech is very much in tune with current policy, at a key time of change in agriculture.”

The show is committed to reducing its impact on the environment. The event will be paper free and implement a digital check in and navigation, will ensure any materials used are sustainable, responsibly sourced or can be recycled, and will have a ban on the use of all single use plastic.

Low Carbon Agriculture show organiser, Toby Wand, said: “Our aim is to provide farmers and landowners with a dynamic and content-rich two-day event with practical guidance on ways to combat climate change in their businesses while remaining competitive.

“The facilities at NAEC Stoneleigh, with the addition of a first-class test track for low emission agricultural vehicles, was the perfect platform for us to use.”

The show is free to attend will be taking place from 9-10 March, 2021.

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