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Mudgegonga field day focuses on practicalities of farm emissions

A field day at Mudgegonga this month will explore the options for reducing farm emissions and accessing supply chains looking for low-emissions intensity produce. Speakers will also cover genomics, plant breeding, pasture species suitable for high rainfall areas, and improving soil health to capture productivity gains.

Carbon, Farming and Productivity Field Day

Wednesday, 7 June 2023 - Mudgegonga Public Hall, 1395 Myrtleford-Yackandandah Rd, Mudgegonga
Register at https://events.humanitix.com/carbon-farming-productivity-field-day

This field day will comprise some presentations at the Mudgegonga Hall and an afternoon in the paddock. 

The field day is designed to look at the practicalities of what farm emissions look like and what options there are for reducing them.

Speakers will provide practical presentations on what levers you as farmers have to minimize your emissions footprint and access supply chains that are looking for low-emissions intensity produce. 

Some case studies and practical information will be supplied so that you can go away and consider some of these opportunities in your operation. Many of the terms provided by the media will be demystified and discussed as part of the day. 

This day will discuss where things are up to with respect to farms and emissions. It will provide a chance to understand some of the main themes around the topic.

Speakers include:

  • Understanding what a carbon footprint looks like - Julian Carroll, Stellar Livestock
  • Carbon Neutral supply chains and being involved - Mark Ritchie, Delatite Station
  • Genetics and opportunities to reduce emissions - Christian Duff, Angus Australia General Manager of Genetic Improvement
  • Resource Management Farm Water - Greg Bekker, DEECA (Agriculture Victoria)
  • Feed base pasture - Allen Newman, Barenbrug Seeds
  • Soil health and nutrition - Sue Briggs, CSBP Labs
  • Agriculture Victoria's On-Farm Emissions Action Plan Pilot -Brad Costin, DEECA (Agriculture Victoria)

TICKETS ARE $30 + booking fee for venue and catering.

For more information contact Lachlan Campbell at lachlan.campbell@necma.vic.gov.au or 0400 852 452.

This event is supported by the North East CMA and Agriculture Victoria, with funding from the Australian Government's National Landcare Program.

Future Drought Fund annual Science to Practice Forum

Tuesday 6 June – Thursday 8 June - delivered online for free

Register and download the full program at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2023-science-to-practice-forum-tickets-596424209867

Join ABC TV’s Landline host Pip Courtney online 6 - 8 June to hear from the farmers, communities, researchers and decision makers using innovation to respond to a changing climate and build drought resilience.

Each day of the program includes feature speakers, presentations, panel talks and video content from across the country highlighting the impact of the Future Drought Fund in action on the ground.

  • Tuesday 6 June – Research and Development
    First Nations farming advocate and researcher Joshua Gilbert, innovations at scale, international perspectives and opportunities for global collaboration, commercialising drought resilience products and services.
  • Wednesday 7 June – Farmers, Producers and Agricultural Advisors
    Australian Farmer of the Year Michael Taylor, rehydrating landscapes, planning for profitability and productivity, tools for change, lived experiences and lessons learned.
  • Thursday 8 June – Community and Policy
    Queensland’s first regional Chief Entrepreneur Julia Spicer, relationships for resilience, engaging First Nations farmers, overcoming barriers to change, mental health heroes.

The forum connects participants to research and activities building the sustainability of Australian agriculture and is an opportunity to collaborate and network with like-minded people.

King River fishway underway at Docker

The North East Catchment Management Authority (CMA) has recently commenced a fish-friendly upgrade of the stream gauge control structure on Taungurung Country over the King River at Docker.

The existing sheet-pile control structure will be replaced with a rock structure that will gauge stream flow accurately, provide fish passage, minimise erosion, all whilst having minimal maintenance requirements.

Lower Ovens Flow Recommendations Study identifies needs of rivers and wetlands

The Lower Ovens Flow Recommendations Study will bring together scientific, cultural and community knowledge to identify the types of flows needed in the waterways of the Lower Ovens system and the wetting and drying patterns required in associated wetlands.


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