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Landcare’s Sustainable Farms Workshops – Hill Farms
March 5, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
* Learn how to make your farm more resilient, productive & competitive from experts in farm planning, soil nutrition, water, animals, trees, farm-gate sales & marketing & more
* On-Farm Tours—see what others are doing
Hill Farms in South Gippsland require careful planning to work safely and effectively. Poor soils and erosion can be issues, and handling farm machinery on steep, slippery hillsides requires skill. Above all, keeping your soil in top condition and ensuring livestock have easy access to good quality water and shade are key topics being explored.
We are fortunate to have Major General Michael Jeffery, former Governor General of Australia, National Advocate for Soil Health and Chairman of “Soils for Life”, launching the Sustainable Farm Days programme as well as presenting on the vital role of soil and regenerative farming principles.
The host farm is located in the Mardan hills. The owners have taken a steep degraded 140 acre farm and converted it to an efficient and profitable cattle grazing enterprise.
Major General Michael Jeffery – former Governor General of Australia, National Advocate for Soil Health, Chairman Soils For Life, Patron of Landcare