The Carbon Farm Network
The Carbon Farm has already developed a significant network of partners and collaborators, and the coordinated strength of this network adds huge value.
Carbon Link was born out of the need to support farmers to earn income by improving their soil.
Carbon Link, a private Australian company owned by graziers, scientists and engineers, is focusing on the role of soil in sequestering carbon from the atmosphere to offset our emissions and improve the resilience of the agricultural sector.
Resource Consulting Services
Resource Consulting Services (RCS) is Australia’s leading private provider of holistically-integrated education, training and advisory services to the agricultural sector, both nationally and internationally.
RCS works with individuals, families, corporates and government groups, empowering them to grow productive, profitable agricultural businesses within regenerative landscapes.
RCS and its principal, Dr Terry McCosker have had a long standing association with The Living Classroom/The Carbon Farm. RCS have taught a number of schools at the facility, including the 7 day “Grazing for Profit”. Terry was a keynote speaker at the “Soil Carbon – diamond in the rough” workshop in May 2017 which effectively launched the concept of The Carbon Farm. He is the Executive Director and major shareholder in CarbonLink Pty Ltd. The partnership with RCS and with CarbonLink provides an important foundation for The Carbon Farm.
NutriTech Solutions (NTS) is committed to improving profitability for farmers. Food production is the most important of all professions and farmers must be nurtured, protected and supported in every way. Farming needs to be more profitable, more sustainable and more fun and we are passionately producing education, strategies and inputs to help achieve these goals.
Our secondary goal is to improve soil health, plant health, human health and, more recently, this mission has been extended to include planetary health (in relation to global warming). The thin veil of topsoil that grows our food is fast diminishing, and there is an urgent need for soil restoration initiatives. The entire NTS team is driven to improve the quality of the food that sustains us all, to reduce the chemical contamination of that food and, most importantly, to restore soil health and associated carbon sequestration across the globe.
- well, inclusive and diverse people, families and communities (socio-cultural sustainability)
- meaningful, fair and responsible livelihoods and economies (economic sustainability)
- resilient, robust and productive environments for the planet (environmental sustainability).
Starfish’s sees sustainability as requiring a new way of living and being on Earth ~ one that both enables all of humanity’s essential needs, and the needs of all other lifeforms, to be met both now and for many generations to come into the foreseeable future.
Northern Slopes Landcare Association
Northern Slopes Landcare Association, (formerly Upper Gwydir Landcare Association) was formed in 1998 and brings together numerous local Landcare Groups within the Gwydir Shire under an umbrella organisation.
They work actively with other community groups to provide educational and topical events.
Local Land Services
LLS bring together agricultural production advice, biosecurity, natural resource management and emergency management into a single organisation.
Importantly, LLS has a local focus. It is run by local people, employs local people like vets, rangers, livestock, agronomy and natural resource management advisors, and focuses on local issues and delivery of quality services in your region.
Soils for Life
Soils for Life is an Australian non-profit organisation, founded and chaired by Australia’s former Governor General, Major General The Honourable Michael Jeffery, AC AO(Mil) CVO MC (Retd).
They support innovative farmers and land managers demonstrating high performance in regenerating their landscape whilst maintaining or increasing production. We believe their stories are compelling and can provide confidence for those who want to make a change from conventional practices.
Soil Information Systems
Soil Information System™ (SIS) solution, part of Trimble’s Connected Farm™, is a revolutionary 3-D soil mapping technology that uses advanced sensors along with intelligent targeting and geo-processing algorithms to produce high resolution, accurate soil and topographic information
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