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Regenerative Agriculture Conference 2019
June 4, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - June 6, 2019 @ 4:00 pm$175
What is Regenerative Agriculture?
Regenerative agriculture practices restore landscape function, increase nutrient and water cycling and sequester carbon in the soil. These practices increase biodiversity, productivity and are profitable and low risk while being personally sustainable for farmers and their communities and a significant ameliorant to climate change.
Research has shown farm family businesses using Regenerative Agriculture principles have similar levels of profit to traditional businesses but with lower risk. Family members have higher physical and mental wellbeing, and land that is healthier, with more ground cover.
Who is the Regenerative Agriculture Network Tasmania (RANT)?
Regenerative Agriculture Network Tasmania is a not-for-profit incorporated community group that aims to promote and support all forms of regenerative agriculture practices across all scales of operation and all farming enterprises in Tasmania. www.rant.net.au
Who is Stipa Native Grasses Association Inc?
Stipa is a farmer led not-for-profit charity that promotes Australian native grasses in agriculture. www.stipa.com.au
The Conference is not just a chalk and talk about why regenerative agriculture is good for the land.
The Conference is going to share how to restore landscape health, be more profitable with lower risk, while improving the wellbeing of farmers.
The conference aims to take years off the time farmers are taking to successfully design and adopt regenerative practices that suit their farm. We will hear farmer case studies and the latest research and training to help farmers go home and be sure of their next steps.
Our keynote speaker is Charles Massy, farmer, researcher and author of “The Call of the Reed Warbler”.
Charles is one of the world’s leading voices on regenerative agriculture.
Other speakers include:
- Colin Seis, cover cropping expert and recently returned from a study tour to the US.
- Fraser Pogue, crops under irrigation and grazing, Ardmona, Victoria
- Graeme Hand, Holistic Management Educator, and perennial grassland and grazing expert.
- Peter Raynolds, regenerative grazier, Braidwood, New South Wales
- Mark Gardner, Holistic Management Consultant and principal of Vanguard Business Services. Mark recently co-authored a ground breaking report on the benefits of regenerative agriculture.
- Rachael Treasure, author, farmer
- Dr Jason Rowntree, Researcher, Michigin State University