GRAZIERS will have the chance to learn the key elements of regenerative agriculture at a two-day workshop at Wambiana Station, near Charters Towers, on December 7 and 8.
Event organiser, Peter Arthofer, Regional Landcare Facilitator at NQ Dry Tropics, said the event, funded under the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program, is a great opportunity for graziers to learn land planning and property improvement techniques from leading expert Darren Doherty, of Regrarians®.
“Darren is widely recognised as a leader and pioneer in the Regenerative Agriculture Movement. He has helped thousands of farmers to adopt practices that promote production and regenerate the land. He will be covering the key elements of the Regrarians Platform, which is based on P. A. Yeoman’s Keyline Scale of Permanence,” he said.
Darren Doherty said that the Regrarians Platform incorporates social and economic considerations, making it a truly holistic approach to land management.
“The Keyline Scale of Permanence only dealt with agricultural production systems. The Regrarians Platform considers additional questions around personal and professional goals and contexts, and also looks at financial management,” Darren said.
“We want people to be able to ask the right questions about what they want out of their life on their farms — how they want their landscape to perform, not just financially, but also ecologically and for future generations of their family.
“We also look to answer key questions that interest producers, such as what type of fences to use and where to place them, how to better manage their grasslands, croplands and livestock; what water systems are best suited to their production systems and landscapes, and how to set them up.
“So much of our training is about making decisions about how we can do better with what we have, how to manage better, and where and when to develop landscapes better to make farms more efficient, and therefore more productive and profitable, he said.
Peter added: “Graziers will also learn about Darren’s work with world-renowned farmer, Joel Salatin, at his Polyfaces farm in Virginia, which has been made into a highly-acclaimed film.
“We are grateful to Michael and Michelle Lyons for hosting the event on their property, and for offering attendees the opportunity to stay overnight if required. This workshop would normally cost hundreds of dollars, but is provided free to landholders thanks to NQ Dry Tropics and support from Dalrymple Landcare Committee,” Peter said.
To register for this event, contact NQ Dry Tropics on 4724 3544 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit the NQ Dry Tropics website at www.nqdrytropics.com.au for more details.