Karin Stark (pictured with her daughter) has seen the power of stories in action and will bring her story to Shepparton’s Beneath the Wisteria on Wednesday, August 12.
She will talk, in a virtual sense, about renewables in agriculture and tell the story about how and why she and her partner installed Australia’s biggest solar/diesel hybrid pumping system on their Narromine farm.
Ms Stark has, for some 17 years, engaged with communities throughout central-west New SouthWales around contemporary environmental issues.
The second of those conferences was to be held this year, but because of Covid-19 it has been postponed and a tentative date of May 19 has been set for 2021.
Having worked with the NSW State Government and Landcare, Ms Stark saw firsthand the hunger among farmers for dependable information about environmental and sustainability matters.
Subsequently, she settled on the idea of the National Renewables in Agriculture conference where people could both hear and share stories. That first conference attracted 250 people and the next, planned for Dubbo, will be, she hopes even bigger.
Ms Stark admits to not physically doing a lot on her farm as beyond being a mum, she is a director of Farm Renewables Consulting and works part-time with ReAqua, the company which installed the 500kW solar/diesel hybrid pumping system on her farm.
Those keen to join this story-telling session Beneath the Wisteria can connect to the Zoom meeting at: https://bit.ly/3k4u2RE. Those planning to join the discussions should connect a few minutes early and time will be allowed for Q&A.
Questions about the August 12 meeting should be directed to the convenor, Robert McLean, as 0400 502 199 or vial email at firstname.lastname@example.org.