After a successful tour last year, Watershed Landcare's Grazing Group will be heading off on another bus trip. The tour will visit Rob Lennon at Gundooee to see the impacts of the fire earlier in the year and the management strategies put in place for livestock and vegetation recovery.
Next on the agenda is Bob Freebairn's property where the group will be looking at winter fodder crops, a newly established winter legume in a new tropical grass pasture, and incorporating serradella and sub clover into native and tropical grass pastures.
The group will also be taking a tour through the 23,500 head capacity, 1,390 hectare JBS Caroona feedlot.
The trip will be held on August 29-30 with overnight location to be confirmed. Travel and speaker costs will be covered through Watershed Landcare's Pimp My Paddock project, through funding from the Central Tablelands Local Land Services. Participants will be required to pay for accommodation and own meals.
For further information call Claudia Wythes, Watershed Landcare Coordinator, on 0412 011 064 or firstname.lastname@example.org by August 24.
Watershed Landcare's Women in Agriculture group will be hosting a workshop on mental health on August 30. It will be held in Straw Bale Shed, Australian Rural Education Centre (AREC) from 9:30am-11:30am and and will feature Rural Adversity Mental Health Program Coordinator, Di Gill, as guest speaker.
For more information call Agness Knapik, Watershed Landcare Coordinator, on 0435 055 493 or email: email@example.com.