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13th Murrumbidgee Landcare Annual Forum

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New Frontiers in Land Management

Proudly hosted by Tarcutta Valley Landcare Group

Program subject to change without notice.

09.00 – 09.30   Registration
09.30 - 09.35 Welcome, Joint chairs of Murrumbidgee Landcare Inc & Tarcutta Valley Landcare Group
09.35 – 09.40 Introduction to the day’s proceedings.  Guest Chairman, Assoc. Prof. Peter Cregan, School of Agricultural & Veterinary Sciences, Charles Sturt University.
09.40 – 10.20 Keynote Speaker Dr Maarten Stapper , “Soil Fertility Management” as seen on Australian Story
10.20 – 10.40 Questions of Dr Stapper
10.40 – 11.00 “Soil Carbon under Pastures” NSW Dept Primary Industries, Yin Chan & Albert Oates
11.00 – 11.30 Morning Tea
11.30 – 11.50 “Healthy Soils” Malcolm Plum, local producer.
11.50 – 12.20 “Weather Changes & Predictions” Robbie Leonard, Bur. Meteorology
12.20 – 12.40 “Climate change & agriculture” Meat & Livestock Associaton, Cameron Allan
12.40 – 13.00 Questions of all speakers
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 14.20 "Conservation and production across Box-Gum Woodlands" Toni McLeish, Conservation Management Network
14.20 – 14.40 "Future travelling stock reserve management" Mark Luff, Livestock, Health and Pest Authority
14.40 – 15.00 "CMA landcare incentives for the future" Ray Willis, Murrumbidgee Catchment Management Authority
15.00 – 15.20 "Coach Hole project" Bill Belling and Darryl Weston, Tarcutta Valley Landcare Group
15.20 – 16.00 Afternoon tea
16.00 – 16.20 "20 Years of Landcare resilience" Murrumbidgee Landcare Inc, Sam Archer, Chair, Marion Benjamin, EO.
16.20 -16.50 Plenary session
16.50 –17.00 Summary of today’s proceedings, Assoc. Prof. Peter Cregan
17.00 – 18.00 Free time/perusal of sponsors’ displays
18.00 – 19.00 Pre dinner nibbles & friendship
1900 – 21.00 Dinner: DPI’s Lloyd Kingham, introducing John Harper from the “Mate Helping Mate” Programme.

For further information contact: Bob Schofield 69289561 or Marilyn Starr enerjoy@bigpond.com

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