Soils, the quiet achiever in farming system, will be front and centre at Soil for food, fibre and the environment day organised by the ACT Regional Facilitator program, on Friday, October 16 at Sutton Village Hall, Sutton.
There will be presentations by two of our region's innovative farmers, David Marsh from Boorowa and John Ive from Yass.
There is also a big line up of leading soils researchers and advisers from CSIRO, the NSW Department of Primary Industries, the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, the Australian National University, the University of Canberra and South East Local Land Services.Presentations will cover soil carbon sequestration, soil chemistry, our regional geology, soil structure, soil microbiology and much more.
Participants will see a soil pit demonstration and hear local soil scientists explain soil profiles in terms of soil formation and limits to production.
Local farmers and hobby farmers are encouraged to bring along soil samples from their farm and have them tested by ANU students.
Cost is $20 per person, payable on registration. See the full program attached and follow this link to register.
For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Serena Farrelly on 62053091.