RAMP

Creating a flourishing soil microbiome: Dr Christine Jones

Internationally renowned soils ecologist, Dr Christine Jones, gave a guest lecture presentation to our Regenerative Agriculture Mentoring Program (RAMP) participants. She has a wealth of experience working with innovative landholders to implement regenerative land management practices that enhance biodiversity, increase biological activity, sequester carbon, activate soil nutrient cycles, restore water balance, improve productivity and create …

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Successful mentoring programs lead to on-farm changes

Farmers have gained valuable skills and expert advice thanks to our two Regenerative Agriculture Mentoring Programs. In July, the NSW Environmental Trust funded 12-month RAMP celebrated its first full program completion. The final guest lecture presentation was a panel discussion from the team of mentors, including Tony Hill, Brian Wehlburg, Glen Chapman, Fiona George (for …

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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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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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