Managing Climate Risk
Maules Creek Regen Ag Group
The Maules Creek Regen Ag Group formed in early 2022 following concerns from four local farmers around erosion and water infiltration. The group is located east of Narrabri and now consist of around 20 members who represent the varied range of farming activities in the area, from broadacre cropping to cotton and livestock. The group initially contracted a mentor to help guide the group and look at on-farm options. A recent field day on Landscape Rehydration saw around 40 landholders attend.
Macintyre Ag Alliance Agribusiness Summitt 2023
This video provides an overview of an event held in Goondiwindi. The event gave people the tools, systems, strategies and opportunity for experimentation to better prepare themselves, so they can make informed decisions. The Summit saw primary producers connect with the information tools and systems that will support their capacity and build their resilience to prepare for and respond to future drought and climate change. Across the two days in both conference and field day settings, landowners engaged with highly skilled speakers, both locally and from interstate, around regenerative agriculture, business management, landscape rehydration, financial strategies and business systems for better NRM management.
North West Local Land Services has partnered with the following organisations to increase the knowledge, skills, confidence, awareness and adoption of recommended tools, technologies and practices to adapt to changing climate:
Agricultural Consulting Services – Quirindi
Agricultural Production Systems sIMulator (APSIM) Project:
- APSIM Consultation meeting online seminar - January 2021 (video)
- APSIM Consultation meeting online seminar (event evaluation)
- APSIM project: Cropping scenarios using APSIM with Peter McKenzie and Bill Manning (video)
Upper Namoi Cotton Grower Services – Breeza
Below is a project video about the importance of sharing information within the cotton industry to compete in a global market.
Lower Namoi Cotton Grower Services – Wee Waa
Project details coming soon.
The University of Sydney – Spring Ridge - Nowley Farm
Macintyre Ag Alliance Agri-business Summit
Bubbogullion 100 Landcare Group Native Pasture Identification Workshop
Native Pasture Identification Workshop
There has been an interest in native pasture in recent years as a result of the improved rainfall - this has led to an abundance of native pasture regeneration and improved groundcover. In managing for climate variability landholders are keen to work with native pastures and are keen to be able to identify these plant species and learn about their nutritional value and palatability. A field day and farm walk was held at Wayne and Nell Chaffey's place near Somerton where landholders had the opportunity to learn about characteristics to help identify plants and were able to take a close look at many of the species present as well as take a walk through the paddock and learn how to identify them in the paddock.
2023 pasture update - Tools for the timesThe theme for this year’s event was – ‘Tools for the time...
BackgroundThe Digifarm Project is funded through the Australian Government Smarter Farming Partnerships Program whic...