Region hits ‘PayDirt’

The Limestone Coast Landscape Board and Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) have joined forces to deliver MLA’s renowned ‘PayDirt’ Profitable Grazing Systems training package, which supports livestock producers to integrate sustainable land management practises into their farming systems.

Valued at over $1850 and presented by esteemed agriculture expert Felicity Turner, the training package includes workshop sessions, soil tests and interpretations and one-on-one advisor support. Limestone Coast Landscape Board Sustainable Agriculture Team Leader Amanda Giles said thanks to the partnership between the landscape board and MLA the training was open to farming enterprises in the Limestone Coast for only $250.

“We are proud to present this MLA training package in the Limestone Coast region,” she said. “The training package complements our current ‘Healthy Soils’ webinar series for the community to assist their understanding of soils in the region. “The training package will provide specific support to livestock producers to build skills and implement practical steps to improve soil and pasture management. “The sustainable management of our region’s soils is key to the Limestone Coast Landscape Board priority of Growing Sustainable Primary Production.”

Presenter Felicity Turner has over 20 years’ experience working across the Limestone Coast in the areas of crop and pasture agronomy and her passion lies in improving the knowledge, skills and capacity for farmers to implement and achieve sustainable agricultural outcomes on farm.

The sessions are due to start from July 27 and will assist farm businesses within the Limestone Coast in identifying their pasture’s most limiting constraints, understanding what to consider when investing in fertiliser, and assessing pasture composition to ensure improved decision making for their farm business.

Workshop sessions are looking to be held in the lower Limestone Coast and the venue will be confirmed to ensure proximity of training is central to all participants. Tickets to the ‘PayDirt’ training are limited and available from the Limestone Coast Landscape Board website.

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