Regenerative Agriculture Program Webinars and Events

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The Healthy Landscapes: Practical Regenerative Agricultural Communities project aims to raise awareness in the community about sustainable land management practices that improve soil health, reduce exposure to climate risk, enhance biodiversity and increase on-farm productivity.  

This program is being delivered as a partnership between Macedon Ranges Shire Council, Hepburn Shire Council, the City of Greater Bendigo, A Healthy Coliban Catchment project (North Central Catchment Management Authority and Coliban Water), Melbourne Water and the Upper Campaspe Landcare Network. 

Below are recordings of recent webinars and links to register for upcoming webinars and events.

On average, we spend about one hour a day interacting with our horses. What about the other 23 hours? What do horses do with the rest of their time and how can we improve their lifestyle? How can these improvements also benefit the owners and their land? 

Join Stuart Myers from Equiculture, to discuss some simple changes that could vastly improve your land management practices, and your horse's lifestyle. 

Stuart will provide understanding on what is important to a horse and how you can provide that. 

  • Date: Tuesday October 12, 2021
  • Time: 7.30 - 8.30pm
  • Registration link - Once registered, a Zoom link will be sent to you 24 hours before the event. 

Come along to a meeting for horse owners that wish to improve their land, pastures, soil and the health of their horses. The New Gisborne property which is hosting the event has drawn on central point yard and track systems and is using planned grazing to develop strong, healthy, diverse pastures. This management strives to contribute to biodiversity and healthy waterways while efficiently managing the horses and their health. 

Once registered, the property address will be sent to you prior to the event. 

Be aware this is an outside event, so make sure you wear appropriate clothing and footwear. 

Join us and environmental scientist, Dr Graeme Lorimer who has been teaching how to identify, understand and manage wild (non-planted) grasses for 32 years. 

This spring, we are offering a three-part program: 

  • In your own time (prior to the webinar on 26th October), view his introductory YouTube video and do the associated simple outdoor activities; 
  • Bring your grass specimens from those activities along to the webinar. The webinar will cover the structure and biology of grass plants, which will get you started on identification and management of grasses.
  • Date: Tuesday October 26, 2021
  • Time: 7.30 - 8.30pm
  • Registration link - Once registered, a Zoom link will be sent to you 24 hours before the event. 

After registering for this webinar, consider attending one of the following field days to see a range of species and learn what they tell us about their environment and management. The field days will be held: 

  • Redesdale: Friday 26 November 2021, 10am – 2pm 
  • Eganstown (Daylesford): Friday 26 November 2021, 3.30pm – 7pm 
  • Darraweit Guim: Saturday 27 November 2021, 10am – 2pm 

Field days require separate registration - see separate events.

 

Dr. Jim Radford from Latrobe University will be discussing local research and trials with compost used in an agricultural setting. 

Dr. Radford has also co-designed the Natural Capital Accounting framework with farmers to ensure the accounts are understandable, trusted, and provide useful information for farmers and their customers. By demonstrating the value of natural capital for profitable farming, the aim is to elucidate and promote farming practices that have positive outcomes for the natural resource base that underpins agriculture. In the future, farmers could capitalize on their sustainable practices because there is a framework to measure their value. 

  • Date: Tuesday November 9, 2021
  • Time: 7.30 - 8.30pm
  • Registration link - Once registered, a Zoom link will be sent to you 24 hours before the event.

Learn from Brian Wehlburg, registered trainer with Holistic Management International and The Savory Institute, his management of this transition. Be inspired by Brian’s passion for environmental improvement and grazing management. 

  • Date: Wednesday November 17, 2021
  • Time: 7.30 - 8.30pm
  • Registration link - Once registered, a Zoom link will be sent to you 24 hours before the event. 

Join us and environmental scientist, Dr Graeme Lorimer who has been teaching how to identify, understand and manage wild (non-planted) grasses for 32 years.

This spring, select one or attend all of our program offering, a:

  • In your own time, view his introductory YouTube video and do the associated simple outdoor activities;
  • The webinar (26th October) will cover the structure and biology of grass plants, which will get you started on the identification and management of grasses; and
  • Attend this field day to see a range of species and learn what they tell us about their environment and management.

The location of the property will be provided 24 hours before the event.

Please remember to wear suitable clothing and footwear and note that there are limited toilet facilities available.

The Grass and Pasture Identification Webinar is being held in partnership with Port Phillip & Westernport CMA with the support of the Victorian Government.

  • Join us and environmental scientist, Dr Graeme Lorimer who has been teaching how to identify, understand and manage wild (non-planted) grasses for 32 years.

This spring, select one or attend all of our program offering, a:

  • In your own time, view his introductory YouTube video and do the associated simple outdoor activities;
  • The webinar (26 October) will cover the structure and biology of grass plants, which will get you started on the identification and management of grasses; and
  • Attend this field day to see a range of species and learn what they tell us about their environment and management.

The location of the property will be provided 24 hours before the event.

Please remember to wear suitable clothing and footwear and note that there are limited toilet facilities available.

The Grass and Pasture Identification Webinar is being held in partnership with Port Phillip & Westernport CMA with the support of the Victorian Government.

Join us and environmental scientist, Dr Graeme Lorimer who has been teaching how to identify, understand and manage wild (non-planted) grasses for 32 years.

This spring, select one or attend all of our program offering, a:

  • In your own time, view his introductory YouTube video and do the associated simple outdoor activities;
  • The webinar (26 October) will cover the structure and biology of grass plants, which will get you started on the identification and management of grasses; and
  • Attend this field day to see a range of species and learn what they tell us about their environment and management.

The location of the property will be provided 24 hours before the event.

Please remember to wear suitable clothing and footwear and note that there are limited toilet facilities available.

The Grass and Pasture Identification Webinar is being held in partnership with Port Phillip & Westernport CMA with the support of the Victorian Government.

Hear from Felicity Gamble, Senior Climatologist, Extended and Long-range Forecasts from the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM). She will present the forecasts for the upcoming three months and what could be in the future (~2035) for central Victoria. Felicity will also share some useful tools and materials that have been developed by the BoM and AgVic. 

  • Date: Tuesday December 17, 2021
  • Time: 7.30 - 8.30pm
  • Registration link - Once registered, a Zoom link will be sent to you 24 hours before the event. 

On the loamy, red duplex soils of the property, Aaron Demeo and wife Lisa along with Aaron's parents run 1000 hectares of a self-replacing merino and a white suffolk flock, contract rear dairy heifers as well as crop about 300 hectares, in Raywood. When conditions are favourable will take the opportunity to trade in some animals to make the most of surplus feed. 

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Darren and Carissa purchased the 75ha property five years ago in Monegeetta, and found the terrain undulating and rocky. They have a beef cow and calf operation which is operated in between raising a young family, working off-farm as well as owner builders in building their family home. Darren and Carissa are farming in a low input system. 

View webinar recording.

Paul Righetti along with wife Jacqui and business partners Ian and Kim Garsed run a grazing business over 2500 hectares of sheep, cattle and pasture raised hens for egg production (Honest Eggs Co.) It is a regenerative grazing approach growing nutrient rich food which is distributed through country Victoria and Melbourne. 

View webinar recording.

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