Environmental Markets & Carbon Farming Workshop - Penguin

Join us at West Pine Ag in Penguin to navigate the world of carbon farming and environmental markets! Get a better understanding of how you can benefit from generating natural capital on your land. 

Date: 21st March 2023

Time: 10am-1:30pm 

Panel discussion and Q&A 10am - 12pm, followed by walk and talk

Location: West Pine Ag, Penguin

Price: Free of charge, however registration is mandatory.

 (Image: West Pine Ag have a number of properties in the north-west Tasmania focusing on high-efficiency, low-impact food and energy production.)

We will have a panel of expert speakers that will hold a Q&A and discuss a range of topics, including:

  • What market benefits can farmers get from the natural capital of their land?
  • What are carbon and environmental markets?
  • Pro’s and con’s of existing markets
  • What might it look like on the ground for farmers to be marketing their natural capital? 
  • What are the experiences of each of the panellists in the carbon/environmental markets?

After the discussion we will head out for a Walk & Talk around the property to explore these concepts further. 

We will provide morning tea and a cuppa. Please come prepared for rain, hail or shine.



Andrew Ward 

Director at Regen Farmers Mutual. Bringing farmers together so they can each create and keep value from the good work they do.


Angela Hawdon

Strategist with Bush Heritage/Farming for the Future - exploring the relationship between natural capital and farm performance for private gain.


Jenny Sinclair (MC) 

Chief Scientist at GreenCollar, Australia’s largest environmental markets advisory firm - Jenny is an experienced biodiversity and natural resource specialist with extensive research, project development and management experience with both traditional and incentive- based conservation programs. She specialises in development of nature-based solutions to deliver positive environmental outcomes. She has advised on the development of methods and standards for the Emissions Reduction Fund, Accounting for Nature, Reef Credit and Verra Offsets Standards. 


Hannah Lewis 

General Manager West Pine Ag - with experience in agricultural policy, farm business management, and commercial transactions Hannah works with agri-food businesses to execute change, implement sustainable processes and procedures, and capitalise on opportunities for business and impact growth. Hannah is passionate about sustainable, ethical food and fibre production and the intersection of agriculture, environment and healthy communities.


Rob Arvier

Robert has over a decade of farm and agribusiness experience across vegetable, dairy, oilseed and processing industries. Prior to founding West Pine in 2018, Robert worked with a multinational agribusiness developing commercial strategies and managing stakeholder relationships in substantial capital works and environmental programs. Robert is passionate about global agricultural development and innovation, particularly the adoption of renewable energy and carbon reduction opportunities for agri-food businesses.

With his academic and professional background in agronomy and plant science, Robert manages all aspects of West Pine’s farming operations. With excellent research, analytical, technical skills and commercial nous, he also leads consulting projects related to capital works, water, soil, energy and environmental impact.


Rowan Eisner

Enabling human wellbeing through healthy interactions with nature. I'm a conservation scientist currently working as a modeller/lecturer in agricultural systems at the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture. I did a permaculture design certificate in 1990 and love the idea of a design system for a sustainable human culture but am skeptical about methods which are sometimes promoted without adequate evidence. The issues which we are facing are too important to not base what we do on good evidence.

There are huge hopes that those caring for the land can contribute to solving the worlds most pressing problems, and there is great potential. To what extent can agroecology contribute to these solutions?


This workshop is a part of Landcare Tasmania's Landscape Restoration and Community Outreach programs, and is funded by the State Government's Landcare Action Grants Round 5.

March 21, 2023 at 10:00am - 1:30pm
West Pine Ag
86A Main Rd
Penguin, TAS 7316
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Joy Pfleger · · 6234 7117

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