THOSE with an interest in carbon farming had the opportunity to ask industry experts at The Emissions Reduction Fund 'how does it work and can I participate?'.
Tuesday's seminar from the Carbon Market institute was held in the WPCC auditorium and was mostly attended by members of the land sector.
The industry affects a lot of different industries so members of the transport, mining and manufacturing industries were also present.
It covered an overview and implementation plan for the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF), method development to ensure activities can be verified and credited, the end-to-end process for participating in the ERF, transitioning from Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI) projects, case studies and example projects and benefits of participating in the ERF.
Participants were also able to ask any questions they had for the experts.
Dubbo was almost bypassed by the panel of experts CEO of Orana RDA Felicity Taylor-Edwards said.
"Louisa Kiely (director) of Carbon Farmers Australia recognised there were no west of the divide regional centres involved (in the sessions)," she said.
"The event had the highest registration of all of Australia, even higher than Sydney."
The experts' common theme of the session was a support for the ERF and the CFI projects and wanting to work with participants - aiming to fix any issues along the way.
"It's a fantastic opportunity for the inland sector to keep building on opportunities and fix up any issues," said Andrew Gunst CEO of Carbon Intelligence Pty Ltd.
"This has had cross-party support for years."
The ERF would involve earning 'carbon credits' for good farming practices and low emissions reading, which would then be sold to the government.
The federal government has budgeted $2.55 billion to pay for emissions cuts.
It was reported half a billion dollars has been rebated in three years emissions were cut down by 12 million tonnes.
"Some people have carbon fatigue, but this is an opportunity," director Department of Environment Andrew Hutchinson said.
Ms Taylor-Edwards added Dubbo and Orana are some of the areas leading the way in carbon farming.
A farmer from Cobar spoke about his involvement with carbon farming - he has earned enough to build the neighbouring property and employ three people to work on it.
This also highlights the flow-on affect of the industry including further employment opportunities.
The Cobar farmer also spoke of his area- he said there are presently over 20 farmers that have gone through the process, applied, measured their carbon emissions, been audited and paid. He said another 12 to 15 more were in the process and 150 seeking out information for the industry.