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Wimmera paddock walks

with agroecologist Robin Tait

Get a first-hand look at how three Wimmera farmers are incorporating tools such as multi-species covers, rotational grazing and biological inputs for soil health benefits, and how changes in practices are impacting on the bottom line. They will share practical tips on how to get started, what has and hasn’t worked and what they plan to do next.

  • 17 October, 11am-2.30pm Steven Hobbs, Kaniva During the past several years Steven has changed his conventional farming system to better adapt to climate variations. He has reduced his cropping area and increased his sheep numbers. This tour will provide a fantastic insight into why he changed, how we went about it and what benefits he is seeing in his new farming system.
  • 18 October, 10am-2pm Leanne and Peter Jackman, Dadswells Bridge Peter and Leanne Jackman are long-term, certified biodynamic farmers, successfully incorporating sheep, cattle and cropping into their enterprise at Dadswells Bridge. During this paddock walk, we’ll see how they have increased biodiversity, and adapted to climate change. They will provide an insight into biodynamic methodology & inputs, and the benefits they have gained in terms of soil and livestock health, as well as business health.
  • 19 October 10am-2pm Celia and Jack Tucker, Maroona Peter and Leanne Jackman are long-term, certified biodynamic farmers, successfully incorporating sheep, cattle and cropping into their enterprise at Dadswells Bridge. During this paddock walk, we’ll see how they have increased biodiversity, and adapted to climate change. They will provide an insight into biodynamic methodology & inputs, and the benefits they have gained in terms of soil and livestock health, as well as business health.

FREE EVENTS

Bookings & further info: Bronwyn Bant 0427 529 232 or bantb@wcma.vic.gov.au

Lunch included

Bookings essential, event locations provided upon booking

Who is Robin Tait?

Robin Tait from Tasmania has a Bachelor of Applied Science, including Honours in Agriculture. A Nuffield Scholarship in 2018 fully opened her eyes to soil health and what can be achieved when the principles of nature’s management are applied to farming systems. Her focus is on regenerative farming practices that support the living system of soil.

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