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Wimmera CMA

Street Address:
24 Darlot Street, Horsham, 3400
(enter via Gleed St)

Postal Address:
PO Box 479, Horsham, VIC, 3402
Phone: (03) 5382 1544
Fax: (03) 5382 6076
Email: wcma@wcma.vic.gov.au
 
Office Hours:
Monday to Friday, 8:30 - 5:00pm
(excluding Public Holidays and Christmas - New Year Closure.  Office may also be closed for short periods Monday mornings)

Webinars

Carbon Series Webinars

 VicNoTill presents the Carbon Series webinars that focus on soil carbon and provide practical steps to help you increase soil organic matter in your farming system. Featuring three specialists in this regenerative, no-till farming system field, the Carbon Series is supported by Wimmera CMA through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.

     #1 Cover crops & multi-species pastures

This is the first of 2 webinars with Jade Killoran from Healthy Farming Systems about whether multi-species work on real-life farms, are they economically viable, what paddock-scale changes are possible and how long do they take?

    #2 Cover crops & multi-species pastures

Featuring Jade Killoran from Healthy Farming Systems and two leading Wimmera farmers, Tara Hindson from the West Wimmera and Zoe Crouch from Landsborough on the edge of the Wimmera and Pyrenees Ranges. Tara and Zoe share their experiences in integrating cover crops and multi-species pastures into their mixed farming systems. They talk about the benefits and the challenges, giving you a hands-on and honest insight into making changes to your system for build more carbon in your soils.

    Bugs n Brews, Bioferments and Biostimulants

Learn how to make and use low-cost biofertilisers and bioferments using practical fermentation-based techniques with David Hardwick. David Hardwick is a professional agroecologist. He has been doing soil and regenerative agriculture extension and consulting all over Australia for nearly 20 years. He completed a degree in Ecological Agriculture at the University of Sydney with focus on regenerative and organic farming systems, land management and rural change. David has worked in the conventional, organic and regenerative sectors and across grazing, horticulture, dairying and cropping systems. For the last 10 years he has been teaching farmers and graziers how to read soil tests using fun and practical activities as part of his highly successful Digging Deeper Soils Courses. In 2020 he has started teaching soils online! 

    #1 Holistic Grazing with Graeme Hand

Set yourself up for rotational grazing success with this series of 6 webinars with Graeme Hand that will take an in-depth approach, covering the theory but most importantly the practice of rotational grazing.

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    #6 Holistic Grazing with Graeme Hand

*Video will be available her after the Webinar

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Reboot Your Soil Health Webinar Series

Join us for a FREE 4-part webinar series with David Hardwick from Soil Land Food on how to reboot your soil health.
🌱 Deepen your understanding of how soils work
🌱 Explore ways to regenerate and manage your soil's health
🌱 Build your skills and confidence to read soil tests, assess soil health in the paddock and make good soil decisions
This webinar series will deepen your understanding of how soils work and build your confidence to manage your own soils well. It is suitable for anyone on the land including graziers, dairying, cropping, horticulture and small landholders. During this webinar series you will work on your own soils and develop a plan of action to improve soil health on your place using an ecological, regenerative based approach.
David is an agroecologist and has over 20 years experience in rural landscapes, farming and food systems. He develops and delivers many of the extension projects for Soil Land Food across Australia. David’s passion is agroecology and empowering farmers with knowledge and skills that make a difference.
This event was supported by Wimmera CMA through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.

 

    #1 Reboot Your Soil Health


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Soil Carbon Fundamentals

    #1 Soil Carbon Fundamentals with Declan McDonald


Set yourself up for rotational grazing success with this series of 6 webinars with Graeme Hand that will take an in-depth approach, covering the theory but most importantly the practice of rotational grazing.

    #2 Soil Carbon Fundamentals with Declan McDonald


 

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Wimmera Productive Soils Series

Supported by Wimmera CMA through funding from the Australian Government National Landcare Program

    #1 Intercropping - benefits and challenges for Wimmera Farms

Intercropping involves growing two or more crops simultaneously in the same paddock. Agriculture Victoria has been trialling this practice in the Wimmera and wants to share their latest results. Learn what local trials results indicate, the pros and cons and practical considerations for implementation on Wimmera farms with Senior Research Scientist (Agronomy), Ash Wallace.

    #2 Using your rotation to improve your soils and profit

Using your rotation to improve your soils and profit - brown manure, long fallow and cover cropping
We explore the role of long fallow, brown manuring and cover cropping with John Stuchbery from S&D Consulting.
Learn:

  • when to use and not use these tactics
  • pros and cons
  • key things to consider to implement these strategies successfully.

 

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Wimmera CMA Farming for soil Health Podcast Series

We chat to Wimmera farmers about the tactics they use to improve soil health.

    #1 Jodie Greene on farming in the upper catchment of the Wimmera River

Jodie Greene and her husband Ben focus on groundcover management and other tactics to improve soil health on their property in the upper catchment of the Wimmera River.


    #2 Tara Hindson on healthy soils, healthy plants, healthy stock and healthy people

Tara Hindson incorporates regenerative farming techniques, such as composting on their west Wimmera property.


    #3 Dallas Hobbs on cropping in the south west Wimmera

Dallas Hobbs and his family manage soil health to maximise productivity and profitability.


    #4 Steven Hobbs on tactics for farming in a changing climate

Steven Hobbs shares lessons from his farm business in the northern Wimmera.


    #5 Protect waterways on farm with Shane Bibby & Ian Rutherford

Protecting and enhancing waterways is good for farm business and the environment.


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