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Industry leaders set to speak at Soil Carbon Summit

Soil carbon sequestration has the potential to be a game-changer for agricultural productivity and the resilience of landscapes, regions and farming communities. The Soil Carbon Summit – to be held in Brisbane on Monday, July 17 – will explore these opportunities and deliver insights into future of this new carbon economy. It has been organised […]

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Farming regeneratively and productively with Eleanor Revell

Alongside her parents, Andrew and Kim, and brother Jon, Eleanor Revell is taking a more hands on role in the management of her family’s 10,000-tree macadamia farm. Her goal is to farm regeneratively while maintaining good productivity. Program: Regenerative Agriculture Mentoring Program (delivered by Southern Cross University through the Regenerative Agriculture Alliance and Farming Together,

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Macadamia farmer Jamie Williamson: My regen journey

Jamie Williamson and his wife, Jenette, have 3000 macadamia trees. The farm was dark, overgrown and faced serious soil, pest and erosion issues when they bought it in 2017. It didn’t take long for Jamie to question the existing conventional farming practices, and to start looking for alternatives. Program: Regenerative Agriculture Mentoring Program (delivered by

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On-farm changes through regenerative agriculture mentoring program

Making the shift from conventional to regenerative agriculture is a big decision – there’s a lot to learn and understand. But thanks to an innovative mentoring program run by the Regenerative Agriculture Alliance, Farming Together and Southern Cross University, a number of farmers have started to implement meaningful changes on their properties. A mid-session review

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‘Gut feeling’ drives on-farm decisions in rural NSW

New research has found many farmers in the Central West region of NSW trust their intuition, or “gut feeling”, when it comes to making important decisions on their properties. The report, Agriculture in Central West NSW: Rural Landholder Social Benchmarking Report 2022, is part of the Soil CRC national farmer project, Surveying On-Farm Practices, led

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