HCLG Managing The Dry Times Workshop

Hilltops receives drought assistance funding
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Hovells Creek Landcare Group with support from the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR) is hosting a workshop on Friday the 13th of March, 9am - 4pm at the Frogmore Hall.

A great line up of speakers to tackle the difficult topic of ‘managing the dry times’.

Speakers include:

Dr Nola Hancock – Macquarie University Department of Biological Sciences. Climate ready re-vegetation and how it should be viewed differently in the changing climate.

Dr Susan Orgill – NSW Department of Primary Industries Professional Officer (Soils). Effect of grazing management and land use on organic matter cycling and soil carbon.

Richard Hayes – NSW Department of Primary Industries Pastures Research Scientist. Productivity and sustainability benefits of incorporating perennial species into agricultural landscapes.

Matt Lieschke – Local Land Services South East, Livestock officer. Harnessing the power of soil moisture monitoring and tips and lessons to heed when setting up and operating containment feeding systems.

Geoff Casburn – NSW Department of Primary Industries, Sheep Development Officer. How to use the decision-support app, Drought and Supplementary Feed Calculator.

Discussion session to be MC’d by HCLG chairperson Dr Gordon Refshauge. Stallholders & resource tables to provide information and support on Tackling Tough Times.

The event is free and includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. Register with any dietary requirements by Friday the 6th of March on Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/managing-the-dry-times-tickets-92153408325

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