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Sustainable Agriculture

Sustainable Agriculture Project for North East Victoria

The Sustainable Agriculture Project Officer position is funded by the Australian Government's National Landcare Programme.  

The aim of the Sustainable Agriculture project is to help to increase the knowledge and skills of landholders to make changes to management practices using demonstration sites, forums, field days and other extension activities. The project activities will encourage and enable the adoption of best management practices by landholders to ensure their agricultural and land use practices are sustainable.

This project will also contribute to community resilience, leadership, Indigenous partnerships and will help provide skills to sections of the community that have traditionally found it difficult to access. Through the Sustainable Agriculture project we will celebrate innovation in agriculture by supporting groups of landholders undertaking on farm demonstration and promoting outcomes via case studies.

Activities that the project has supported include:

Workshops on soil health, perennial pastures, understanding market trends, improving productivity and farm business knowledge, Border Beef conferences, 2015 Soil Symposium, fodder testing and results interpretation, dung beetle workshops and many more.

Funding is available for community groups to run events around topics focusing on sustainable agriculture.

For more information or to discuss project ideas please contact:

Kelly Behrens (Senior Project Officer)
Phone:    02 6043 7627
Email:     kelly.behrens@necma.vic.gov.au



This project maintains and enhances the health of Land while operating within the Lifestyle and Agriculture Landscapes, as defined in the North East Regional Catchment Strategy

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Mentor Farms

The Mentor Farms Project is now in its third year and supports groups of landholders who have a passion for innovation in Agriculture. This program provides funding support for groups of landholders to encourage innovation in agriculture in our region.

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Community Leadership Program

The Community Landcare and Agriculture Leadership program covers community leadership, conflict resolution skills, governance, community capacity and resilience, trends in the NRM sector and includes a two day field trip looking first hand at community leadership.

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More Bugs in the System

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