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2018 Talkin’ Soil Health Conference, Katanning
March 15 - March 16
Learn from and collaborate with world-changing thinkers and innovators in soil health
Natural Resource Management groups across regional Western Australia are joining forces to bring you a choice of two Talkin’ Soil Health conferences in 2018, Dalwallinu and Katanning. Come along to share soil knowledge, discover innovations in soil, and learn about new soil technologies.
The events will provide opportunities for farmers and anyone interested in ‘unearthing profits’ to hear the latest research findings and understand how they can use that information to improve soil management for their own farms, their industry and more broadly, for agricultural land across the state. Improved soil health for both productivity and environmental stewardship.
Talkin’ Soil Health promises to deliver inspiring and educational forums to help farmers unlock the secrets of their soils and increase their productivity. To do this, we are asking organisations that are part of the solution to work with us to bring the program to life.
For questions and comments regarding the Katanning conference email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Katanning, Western Australia
15 – 16 March, 2018
OUR MASTER OF CEREMONIES
Pip grew up in Tasmania and studied politics and English at University. On graduating she joined ABC radio news in Hobart in 1986.
At school Pip tossed up between two careers – wool classing and journalism. With assorted aunts, uncles, grandparents and cousins on the land her interest in agriculture led her to study ag science, but when it came to choosing a career journalism won out. In 1993 she combined her two interests when she joined Landline.
In 2007 Pip and former Landline presenter Sally Sara were named Queensland Journalists of the Year for a feature on depression called “Black Dog”. In 2009 Pip won the Queensland Rural Press Club’s Excellence in Rural Journalism Award. The prize was a trip to the USA to attend an international agricultural journalism conference.
A blog about her trip called “Saddle Up” was the ABC’s most popular online blog for three months.
In 2011 Pip’s two-part feature on the coal seam gas industry in Queensland won her the Queensland Media Award’s Excellence in Rural Journalism Prize, the Rabobank Star prize for rural broadcasting (Qld), the National Rabobank Star prize and the International Star Prize for Rural Broadcasting.
In 2012 Pip was appointed host of Landline. She will continue reporting, with a particular focus on Queensland and Tasmania.