Upcoming Events 2015
Tuesday, 2 June
Casino Beef Week Event
SoilCare/RLI Information Booth
hosting pasture ecologist, Dr Judi Earl.
Saturday, 7 November &
Sunday, 8 November
National Biological Farming
Conference and Expo
Friday, 6 November Pre-conference Tours
Monday, 9 November Post Conference Workshops
Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW
Details out soon
Northern Rivers Soil Health Cards
Soil Health Card Videos
SoilCare Book List - coming soon
SoilCare Member Websites
North Coast Local Land Services Project, 'Ground Covers & Cover Crops' for Soil Health Case Studies
FigTrees Organic Farms Videos
National Biological Farming Conference and Expo 2015
In recognition and celebration of the International Year of Soils 2015, SoilCare Inc will convene a National Biological Farming Conference and Expo on 7 - 8 November, 2015 at Southern Cross University in Lismore, NSW.
The key objective of the conference is to elevate the discussion of best-practice, sustainable agriculture and offer farmers and agri-businesses educational and networking opportunities.
Our goal is to provide an affordable forum that will advance biological farming systems and address issues of productivity and sustainability.
Keynote speakers include international speakers Gary Zimmer, Bob Shaffer and Leilani Zimmer Durand, world leaders in the field of Biological Farming. Other conference speakers include award-winning farmers who have been recognized for their leadership and innovative farming practices.
The Expo will provide the opportunity for agribusinesses to showcase the latest technology in regenerative agriculture and farm management.
Big horses and little dung beetles are the stars in a new Australian website by SoilCare's good friend, Dr Bernard Doube.
Horses Bugs and Beetles is raising awareness amongst horse property managers, owners and agistees about sustainable horse keeping through promoting dung beetle health and reducing the use of chemicals.
Dr. Bernard Doube of Dung Beetle Solutions Australia, worked with Horse SA to develop eight new “Horses, Bugs and Beetles” fact sheets that underpin the website information. Topics include de-worming, reducing chemical use and threats to dung beetles. A suite of educational PowerPoints based on the fact sheets can be downloaded from the website, further supporting the sharing of information.
The focus is on beetles active in Southern Australia, however many of the key messages apply to horse owners world-wide.
Check out the Horses Bugs and Beetles Facebook page.
Thank you to the farmers who provided land, labour and opened their farms to field days. See the Quick Links section (left) for the case study reports on the six demonstration sites.
TAFE Biological Farming Courses starting soon. Book asap.
WANTED: BIOLOGICAL FARMERS OR PROSPECTIVE BIOLOGICAL FARMERS
We need a few more people to book for the biological farming courses before we can start. Contact SoilCare if you want a place in Bio Farming I or II.