Bringing our soils ‘back to life’ and improving their health and productivity is a challenge for our farmers.
One solution lies in soil carbon. Increased soil carbon makes soil more productive, and farms more valuable.
More carbon enhances mineral capture and storage, better retention of water and healthier plants and animals.
It intends to showcase the many and varied means of ‘capturing’ carbon by returning carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, where it is at dangerously high levels, into soil where it can be productive for many decades.
‘Soil Carbon: The diamond in the rough!’, is a Workshop to be held at The Living Classroom on May 18 and 19. The program includes some dynamic speakers and presenters, experienced farmers and key players in this industry.
Former Australian Governor General, Major General the Honourable Michael Jeffery AC CVO MC now heads ‘Soils for Life’. Michael will start the journey of discovery at the Workshop.
Other presenters include Dr Terry McCosker, Nuffield Scholar and farmer Simon Mattsson and soil consultant Geoff Bassett.
Demonstrations of equipment to measure soil carbon, mapping systems, the use of drones in agriculture, and non-chemical weed control will be part of the Workshop. All farmers wanting to know more about the future of food and fibre production should attend.
The investment is $50 per person. This will include all meals and drinks including the Dinner on the evening of the Thursday May 18.
For more information contact the Chairman, Garry McDouall on 0428 834 281 or the Secretary, Rick Hutton on 0438 355 197.