Creating resilient landscapes to secure our farming future

Upper Mooki Landcare Inc is celebrating the completion of the Upper Mooki Rehydration Project by hosting an event “Creating Resilient Landscapes to Secure our Farming Future” at the heritage listed Windy Station Woolshed, Pine Ridge via Quirindi, Thursday 13 May 2021, 9am – 4pm.

This has been an exciting and visionary partnership project across the Upper Mooki Catchment, supported by North West Local Land Services, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program and Catchment Action NSW.

The project brought together 11 landholders on 13 properties across 28,000 hectares, implementing a range of strategies to support landscape rehydration, resilience and regeneration.

Tim Watts Local Land Services Project Officer said this project has implemented a range of strategies aiming to retain the maximum amount of water as possible on farm.

“The day will be facilitated by Charlie Arnott, 2018 Winner of the prestigious Bob Hawke National Landcare Award, and will showcase the outcomes of the project, followed by presentations and Q&A sessions from other North West landholders,” Mr Watts said.

“Landholders will be sharing their experiences implementing regenerative strategies across a diverse range of farming enterprises including broadacre dryland cropping, livestock, mixed farming and irrigation operations.”

The event will feature the premiere of Nviro Media’s short documentary about the project. Additionally, the 45 stand board of Windy Woolshed will provide a wonderful space for a range of suppliers of products and services to assist producers to maximise on-farm productivity.

Nicola Chirlian, Chair of Upper Mooki Landcare Inc said we are delighted to realise the depth of experience in regenerative agriculture that exists in North West NSW within our speaker panels, and to be able to report on our Rehydration Project alongside these farmers.

“We welcome all members of our farming communities to attend this event,” Ms Chirlian said.

“We also wish to acknowledge the high level of support that has been given to us throughout the project by Local Land Services and Tamworth Regional Landcare staff.”

Tickets can be purchased up until 3 pm on Friday, 7 May at eventbrite.

Tickets are $75; Agriculture students are eligible for 30% off tickets. Please contact Nicky via nicky@tallawang.com for the eventbrite discount code.

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