Upcoming Events 2016
Wednesday, 10 February 2016
Biological Farming I
Thursday, 11 February 2016
Biological Farming II
Understanding Our Soils
with Dr Judi Earl
1st meetings scheduled for
3 February - Casino
10 February - Alstonville
11 February - Murwillumbah
(Note: participants attend only one of the above location meetings.)
Managing Soils On 'The Go' (Glen Orton)
Field Day at Judi Earl's property
28 - 31 October
National Biological Farming Conference and Expo 2016
Northern Rivers Soil Health Cards
Soil Health Card Videos
SoilCare Member Websites
North Coast Local Land Services Project, 'Ground Covers & Cover Crops' for Soil Health Case Studies
Go to National Biological Farming Conference and Expo 2015 Videos
details on the National Biological Farming Conference and Expo 2016
Conference sessions 29-30 October 2016,
Pre-conference tours 28 October and post conference workshops 31 October
Cairns Convention Centre, Cairns, QLD
Convened by Wet Tropics Soilcare Landcare Group
TAFE Biological Farming Courses starting in February
Biological Farming I
The secret to better farming... 'biological farmers work with nature, feeding the soil, balancing soil minerals, and tilling soils with a purpose. A safe and sustainable system designed to obtain optimum production.' Gary Zimmer, farmer and author of 'The Biological Farmer'. When: Thursdays, 4.00 PM to 8.00 PM, starting Wednesday, 10 February 2016
Where: North Coast TAFE Wollongbar, Course duration: 9 x 4 hour sessions
Teacher: Dave Forrest TAFE fee: $400.00 per person
Biological Farming II
The course will help growers advance biological farming understanding and practices throughout the seasons on their farms. The course is divided into 9 x 4 hour sessions (Thursdays from 1.00 to 5.00 PM) starting in February and finishing in November.
When: Thursday, February 11th, from 1.00 to 5.00 PM (first session)
Where: TAFE Wollongbar and field sites
Teacher: Dave Forrest Cost: minimum 15 participants -‐ $400.00
Bookings required for Biological Farming courses by 20 January 2016. Spaces are limited so book asap. Click here to book.
'Understanding Our Soils' with Dr Judi Earl starting in February 2016
Dr Judi Earl and Dr Lewis Kahn of Agricultural Information and Monitoring Services have been engaged by the North Coast Local Land Services to deliver a new project, Understanding Our Soils, for landholders in the Richmond, Brunswick and Tweed areas.
The project, funded by the National Landcare Programme, involves a series of landholder group meetings, workshops and field days and is designed to help land managers better understand their soils and provide options for improving soil health and productivity.
This is a fantastic opportunity for landholders in the North and spaces are filling up quickly. To secure a place, bookings need to be made ASAP.
Click here for the project details. Email Judi to book.
Platinum Sponsor - Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme
Gold Sponsors - SoilCare Inc and Richmond Landcare Inc
Silver Sponsors - Environmental Analysis Lab, Southern Cross University, Lismore City Council, North Coast Local Land Services, Bayer CropScience, AusQual and Microbiology Laboratories Australia
Bronze Sponsors - Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA), Mara Seeds/SOFT AGRICULTURE, Australian Organics Recycling Association (AORA)
Visit the Conference Sponsor page to learn more about our sponsors.
Thank You to our Conference Speakers
Keynote speakers include international speakers Gary Zimmer and Bob Shaffer, world leaders in the field of Biological Farming. Other speakers at the conference are being recognised and honoured for their important contributions to the Regenerative Farming movement, including award-winning farmers who have been noted for their leadership and innovative farming practices. Other speakers are consultants and educators who have supported farmers to successfully regenerate their soil and farms. Go to Speakers page.
The Expo will provide the opportunity for agribusinesses to showcase the latest technology in regenerative agriculture and farm management. Go to Exhibitor page.
Other News and Events
National Soil Skills Competition
Celebrate the importance of Australian soil. Share your soils experience with other farmers. Get your community together and join the National Soil Skills Competition to have some soils learning and some fun!
Visit the National Soil Skills Competiton website or visit their Facebook page.
For more info email David Hardwick.