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Helen Ovens, Livestock Consultant, ADAS.

Helen is a consultant with 25 years wide-ranging experience of rural development and agriculture, focussing on supporting agricultural businesses through change, with a particular interest in livestock production systems. A farm carbon emissions BASIS qualified adviser, Helen is experienced in the identification of emissions sources and carbon reduction/mitigation action planning on farms in the UK. Helen has used a range of carbon footprinting tools to help farmers with action planning in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Current carbon work includes farm advice funded via the Future Farming Resilience Fund and supporting farms participating in the EU Climate Smart Farming programme. Trusted by growers and farmers for generations, ADAS is one of the most recognisable names in UK agriculture. Established over 75 years ago, ADAS delivers practical, sustainable land management and production system solutions. Clients include small and large farming enterprises, landowners, agricultural organisations, multi-national corporations, and government bodies. ADAS offers an extensive range of independent agricultural services at all levels along the food and land management supply chain. Work includes applied research to enhance farm productivity, on-farm advice to improve farm profitability as well as horizon scanning policy work for the food and government sectors on food security, resource protection and land management.