Mark the 26th and 27th of March in your diary for a carbon/future farming field day in Jamberoo hosted by Clover Hill Dairies and the Southern Rivers Catchment Management Authority.
The program will include presentations about sustainable farming, improving the health of soils, the Australian Government’s Carbon Farming Initiative and opportunities to generate carbon credits through greenhouse gas emissions abatement and sequestration of carbon in soils and vegetation. Field visits will explore the work of Lynne, Michael and Nick Strong on Clover Hill and Lemon Grove Research dairy farms. The Strong’s are currently undertaking a large research project investigating the role and performance of perennial non-grass based pastures in coastal dairy farms
The Strongs are winners of the 2010 Landcare Primary Producer Award and the 2010 Southern Rivers Carbon Cocky award.
Day 1: 26th March – Dinner and Speakers:
What time? 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Greenhouse gas emissions and the Carbon Farming Initiative – Richard Eckard, Associate Professor & Director, Primary Industries Climate Challenges Centre at University of Melbourne (http://www.piccc.org.au/).
Proactive Farming in a low carbon economy – Mick Keogh, Executive Director of the Australian Farm Institute (http://www.farminstitute.org.au/).
Harnessing the power of poo – Stephen Wiedemann, Agricultural Scientist with FSA Consulting (http://www.fsaconsulting.net/staff/staff_info.asp?id=55).
Carbon markets – the ins and outs – Louisa Kiely, Carbon Farmers of Australia (http://www.carboncoalition.com.au/CarbonFarmers/index.html)
Making the science deliver for your farm business – Dr Neil Moss, SBScibus (http://www.sbscibus.com.au/index.html)
Where? Jamberoo School of the Arts, 30 Allowrie St, Jamberoo NSW
How much does it cost? – $10 contribution to dinner and refreshments (pay at door)
Day 2: 27th March – Field day presentations & Lemon Grove farm visit
What time? 10:00am to 2:30pm
Join Dr Neil Moss on a farm walk where he will share pasture trial results that
increase pasture protein and energy, lift milk production by up to two litres a day and use
less fertiliser. http://www.cloverhilldairies.com.au/lemongrove.html
Associate Professor Richard Eckard will tell you “10 things you can do today on your farm
to reduce your carbon footprint and put money in your pocket in the process”.
Stephen Wiedemann – Harnessing the Power of Poo on Farm. Steve Wiedemann is a
carbon and nutrient management specialist currently running a number of national R&D
projects looking at the carbon footprint of livestock enterprises. He works regularly with a
wide range of farmers in the area of nutrient management.
2:30 pm – Clover Hill Farm walk, Clover Hill Rd Jamberro NSW
Where? Lemon Grove Research Farm Factory Lane Jamberoo NSW
How much does it cost? Nothing – Morning tea and lunch provided
This field day is supported by the Australian Government’s Caring for our Country Program, Carbon Farming Initiative and the Regional Landcare Facilitator Initiative.
If you would like to register your interest in attending the field day, please email email@example.com or phone on 4429 4449.