The Low Carbon Agriculture Show (LCA) has attracted cross-sector backing since announcing its launch in June.

Global sustainable farming organisation LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) has come on board as the latest event supporter.

The event is set to take place on March 9-10, 2021, at the National Agriculture and Exhibition Centre (NAEC), Stoneleigh.

Held in association with the NFU and its founding partner, Energy Now, the Low Carbon Agriculture has also attracted support from a host of organisations, including Fram Farmers, Woldmarsh Producers, British Hydropower Association (BHA), Ground Source Heat Pump Association (GSHPA), Bioenergy consultants, the NNFCC, Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP), and Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA).

Experts from each organisation will be speaking in the event’s multi-streamed conference, including Caroline Drummond MBE, LEAF chief executive, who will also be presenting in LCA’s first Digital Insights webinar, on September 16, to discuss ‘Reaching Net Zero in Agriculture’.

Dr. Jonathan Scurlock, chief advisor, renewable energy and climate change, for the NFU, and David Jacobmeyer, Low Carbon Agriculture show organiser will also take to the stage.

Drummond said: “LEAF is delighted to support Low Carbon Agriculture Show and looks forward to taking part in both the event and its ‘Digital Insights’ webinar series, helping to create a sustainable future in farming, at a key time of transition in British agriculture.

"LEAF works to inspire farming that's prosperous, enriches the environment, and engages local communities, and Low Carbon Agriculture is very much in line with our Integrated Farm Management (IFM) principles.”

'A sustainable future'

Show organiser David Jacobmeyer said that the interest he has seen in the event so far has been unprecedented.

“We are attracting more industry support and have had a lot of interest in our first Digital Insights seminar in September," he said.

The agricultural industry is going through huge changes and we hope that our event will help farmers and rural businesses to make informed choices for a sustainable future.

Formerly known as the Energy and Rural Business Show, the event has rebranded, relocated and reasserted its focus to ensure that 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, take centre stage.