Sustainable Farming Solutions

The goal of sustainable agriculture is to meet society’s food and textile needs in the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Practitioners of sustainable agriculture seek to integrate three main objectives into their work: a healthy environment, economic profitability, and social and economic equity. Every person involved in the food system—growers, food processors, distributors, retailers, consumers, and waste managers—can play a role in ensuring a sustainable agricultural system.

In this video series, Barefoot Economic Services Founder, Arthur Ha, interviewed Wayne Lording on the sustainability techniques and technologies he's implemented on his own farm. Essentially, Wayne has been able to gain financial benefit from using renewable energy and water reuse and is interestingly one of few farmers using geothermal energy too.

Provided in all the videos is a brief economic analysis of Wayne's investments. To find out more, discuss sustainability options for your own operations or to just talk all things agriculture, please don't hesitate to contact Wayne.

Climate Technology Group Presentation

Wayne Lording addressed the CLIMATE TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH GROUP explaining the many variables that need to be considered to make the appropriate choices when installing a Solar Power Station on the roof.

Indeed there is much to consider from the many types of panels, inverters, batteries etc. The new and exciting complement to this is GEOTHERMAL ENERGY and how that can be used to heat or cool the home using the earth as the heat sink. A simple trench is all that is needed and not to be confused with the idea of drilling a hole to the centre of the earth to get the heat to generate steam as with the large Commercial geothermal generators. Indeed, Wayne is on the cutting edge when it comes to a "Total Concept" in harnessing the best of both systems and also other factors like using the grey water and sewerage waste as an integrated package.

On the commercial side, Geothermal can save many thousands of dollars when applied to large-scale Pig and chook farming operations as examples. Check more out here →