After struggling to find the right information about carbon farming and being sent in different directions by different consultants, he met CarbonCrop.
This is Todd Alfeld's story.
Video produced by Jasan Larraman @Man in Your Head
Setting the Scene
Glenhope is a 10,000 hectare pastoral lease station. It's got a lot of forest on it, a lot of manuka, kanuka, matagouri, and a lot of scrub on it. It's very rugged terrain. We have roughly 600 head of cattle, 200 velveting stags, bees in the summer, up to about 1,000 hives, probably about 100 sheep just for weed maintenance, and a tourism business.
Getting to Today
Our journey to carbon farming hasn't been easy. It was something we've been trying to do for a while. Some of the struggles were finding the right information and the right people to make it happen. There are a lot of consultants out there that say they know what they're doing, but we found out that not everyone is saying the right things at the right time. And then we met Carbon Crop.
Some of the struggles were finding the right information and the right people to make it happen. Then we met CarbonCrop.
Once we applied for a land assessment, CarbonCrop mapped the farm for eligibility. We received a report which told us 'this is how many hectares of forest could be eligible, this is what it's worth and what that might mean for you in the future as well'. All for free.
Then they got straight into it. There was a plan in place and it all happened pretty quickly. They started doing the work, we knew where it was going and we had information. We knew what it was worth and how we could move forward.
We don't have to get too involved. CarbonCrop take a lot of the work out of it for us. It's just an easy process.
We don't have to get too involved in the whole thing. Carbon Crop do a lot, and take the work out of it for us. We just have to approve things and make sure things are being done the way we want them done. It's just an easy process.
The best thing about CarbonCrop is that there's no financial outlay. They only start earning money when you start earning money, so it's a win-win.
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Photo credit: Glenhope Station website