From the Ground Up: Growing Regenerative Agriculture in Corangamite

Next date: Thursday, 19 September 2019 | 08:30 AM to 04:30 PM

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As the cost of inputs rise and the challenges of farming in a changing climate become more pressing, we need to find new approaches to managing our farm businesses.

Regenerative agriculture can help you reduce costs by more efficiently using the resources you already have available.  Through working with natural inputs and learning to work more effectively with natural processes, regenerative agriculture can help improve your soil, pastures and livestock health while also improving your bottom line.

Hosted by biodynamic farmer, grazier and 2018 Bob Hawke Landcare Award Winner Charlie Arnott, this 3 day conference introduces you to the fundamental principles of regenerative agriculture.  The program includes presentations, panel discussions and field visits with a host of experts including Dr Christine Jones, Dianne and Ian Haggerty, Kym Kruse, Colin Seis, Grant Simms and Tammi Jonas.

18 September: Why do we need Regenerative Agriculture?  What is the history of our landscape and what does this tell us about the future? What do we need to understand about our changing climate and how are communities coming together to respond to challenges?

19 September: How do we do Regenerative Agriculture? Foundational technical learning in building and maintaining healthy soils, ground cover and pasture management.

20 September: What would my business look like? Hear about examples of successful regenerative agriculture businesses at all scales. Understand the challenges and opportunities that you might face.

From the Ground Up: Growing Regenerative Agriculture in Corangamite is presented by Otway Coast Regenerative Farmers and supported by The Australian Government National Landcare Program, Corangamite Catchment Management Authority, Southern Otway Landcare Network and the Colac Otway Shire Council.

This program covers topics relevant to farms at all scales, production types and stages of business.

Ticket price includes delicious lunches, and morning and afternoon teas catered for by Sorella Foods.

A 3 course Conference Dinner will be on offer on Thursday 19 September.  Showcasing produce from the Colac Otway district and including a guest speaker, this will be a celebration of the best the region has to offer.  Tickets are $65+GST.

** Please advise any special dietary requirements for the Conference catering and Dinner to copacc@colacotway.vic.gov.au

** Tickets are refundable only if the Event is cancelled, or if permitted under the LPA Code of Practice for the Ticketing of Live Entertainment Events in Australia.

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When

  • Wednesday, 18 September 2019 | 08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
  • Thursday, 19 September 2019 | 08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
  • Friday, 20 September 2019 | 09:00 AM - 04:30 PM

Location

Colac Otway Performing Arts & Cultural Centre (COPACC), 95-97 Gellibrand Street, Colac 3250  View Map

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