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Storing soil organic carbon in grazing systems on the Northern Rivers

What is soil organic carbon? Soil organic carbon refers to carbon within soil that originated from plants and animals. It is one of the best indicators of soil health, and building it can enhance pasture productivity. Our soil organic carbon levels are determined by the combined effect of climate, soil properties, plant inputs and land

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Transforming a ‘blank canvas’ into a ‘beautiful place’

With 120 acres in the Byron Shire hinterland, Jeanie Wylie knows she is incredibly lucky. Her property, Frida’s Field, was one of the area’s original dairy farms and when her family moved there seven years ago, it was a “blank canvas”. Through education and knowledge-sharing with her neighbours, Jeanie is continuing to learn regenerative practices

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Meet Our Mentors: Regen farmer and Nuffield scholar Simon Mattsson

“Farming is tough … concentrate on what you can control and let the rest take care of itself.” We are proud to introduce you to some of the amazing mentors working with farmers through the Regenerative Agriculture Mentoring Program. They are helping to increase awareness of regenerative agriculture and the principles and practices that are

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Meet Our Mentors: Holistic Management educator Brian Wehlburg

“Farmers need to have a clear vision of the future to enable them to make decisions towards that future.” We are proud to introduce you to some of the amazing mentors working with farmers through the Regenerative Agriculture Mentoring Program. They are helping to increase awareness of regenerative agriculture and the principles and practices that

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Cover cropping ‘drives the whole system’ for macadamia farmer

Macadamia farmer Ross Arnett describes his 2,000-tree property, Malua, as an “evolution”. He started implementing regenerative agriculture practices in 2010, but knows there is always something to learn and something to give back. Ross focuses on cover cropping, soil health and diversity to help restore his orchard’s natural systems. Program: Regenerative Agriculture Mentoring Program (delivered

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Meet Our Mentors: Beef cattle breeder and trader Craig Carter

“Farmers should not be afraid to respectfully ask ‘why’.” We are proud to introduce you to some of the amazing farm mentors working with other farmers through the Regenerative Agriculture Mentoring Program. They are helping to increase awareness of regenerative agriculture and the principles and practices that are available to better manage landscapes. Meet Craig

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