Miscanthus specialist, Terravesta, has launched a live webinar, to take place on Thursday 8 October at 10:00 am for those interested in hearing from a Miscanthus grower directly.
Lincolnshire grower and AHDB Monitor Farmer, Colin Chappell, manages 647 hectares of land along the River Ancholme in Brigg and grows 26ha of Miscanthus on his unproductive fields. Colin will be joining Alex Robinson and Ben Booth from Terravesta on the webinar to answer questions about growing Miscanthus.
Colin is positive that Miscanthus has a place as we move into a new era for UK farming. “British farmers are stepping into the unknown. Our subsidy will disappear and Miscanthus has numerous positive attributes including long-term financial security, robust growing markets and environmental benefits.”
“With Miscanthus you have to take a long-term view and look at the guaranteed returns available from an upfront investment. Farming is shifting rapidly, and we must change our approach if we want to stay viable.”
Colin supplies Miscanthus specialist Terravesta with whole bales which fuel Brigg Renewable Energy Plant, under a mile away from his farm, on a long-term contract. Terravesta has a 14-year contract with the power station, which in turn has long-term government support.
To book onto the live ‘Meet the Miscanthus Grower’ webinar, visit www.terravesta/events.