The Art of a Naturally Connected Community

The Art of a Naturally Connected Community will see Far East Victoria Landcare (FEVL) and Southern Farming Systems (SFS) working together with the Gippsland rural community to build partnerships, share passions and enhance social connectedness through a visual arts project. This project aims to create a light-hearted “no skills required”...
  • Gippsland Primary Health Network and the Australian Government’s One Good Community Wellbeing Grants Program
  • Natalie Jenkins
  • East Gippsland
  • Current

We Survived 2020!

The project aims to engage with farmers and rural service providers, within the Gippsland Region from the Victorian/NSW border in the east to Traralgon in the west. This project will be partnering with multiple rural health organisations and rural service providers and will be running an afternoon paddock walk field...
  • Gippsland Primary Health Network and the Australian Government’s One Good Community Wellbeing Grants Program
  • Natalie Jenkins
  • East Gippsland
  • Current
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LESS WEEDS, BETTER PASTURE

The Less Weeds Better Pasture package provides practical information to producers and advisors on the growth and management of common weeds in pasture. Weed control is one of the three levers of pasture manipulation that we can make.
  • MLA
  • Lisa Miller, Jess Brogden
  • Southern Feed Base
  • Current
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BUILDING THE RESILIENCE AND PROFITABILITY OF CROPPING AND GRAZING FARMERS IN THE HIGH RAINFALL ZONE OF SOUTHERN AUSTRALIA.

A consortium of Farming Groups, Landcare, industry bodies, private enterprise, Government agencies and a University from across three States to address soil acidification and build more resilient farm businesses.
  • Australian Government's NLP2 & GRDC
  • Bret Ryan, Lisa Miller
  • Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia (inc. Kangaroo Island)
  • Current
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DUNG BEETLE PROJECT

To understand which dung beetle species are common or rarely encountered in different regions of Australia by monitoring 120 sites across Australia,  Meat & Livestock Australia is supporting a new project to enhance dung beetle benefits to farmers through funding from the Australian Government’s Rural Research & Development for Profit...
  • Charles Sturt University & MLA
  • Natalie Jenkins, Naomi Hender, Grace Evans
  • South West Victoria, Gippsland & Tasmania
  • Current
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CORANGAMITE CMA REGIONAL LAND PARTNERSHIPS

This Corangamite CMA RLP project is supported through the Australian Governments National Landcare Program phase two. SFS will work with farmers, community groups and agriculture industry groups to enhance soil health on farms. This project will focus on supporting farmers to make informed decisions to enhance soil condition under changing...
  • Corangamite CMA & Australian Governments NLP2
  • Lisa Miller
  • Corangamite NRM region
  • Current
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MIXED COVER CROPS FOR SUSTAINABLE FARMING

A project is currently underway, focusing on ‘Mixed Cover Crops for Sustainable Farming’, with funding through the National Landcare Program Phase 2 (NLP2). Ag Excellence Alliance is leading the work and Southern Farming Systems have been subcontracted to undertake the work in south-west Victoria, Gippsland and Tasmania.
  • Australian Governments NLP2 & GRDC
  • Ashley Amourgis, Brett Davey, Natalie Jenkins
  • South West Victoria, Gippsland & Tasmania
  • Current
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MORE SUB CLOVER

The how do I get more sub clover package will provide producers and advisors with a simple diagnostic approach to assess clover pastures, identify the leading reasons for possible sub clover decline and what management practices are available to address these limitations.
  • MLA
  • Lisa Miller, Jess Brogden
  • Southern Feed Base
  • Current
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PERSISTENT & PRODUCTIVE PASTURES

The Persistent and Productive Pasture package will enable producers and advisors to assess their pasture condition and guide them to apply management practices to improve and address run down pastures. Project runs from Sept 2018 to Dec 2021
  • MLA
  • Lisa Miller, Jess Brogden
  • Southern Feed Base
  • Current
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REALISING BENEFITS FROM SHEEP eIDS

With eID in sheep now mandatory in Victoria, there are many benefits for producers to use the technologies on-farm to help assist in decision making and increasing productivity.
  • MLA
  • Tahlia Ferguson
  • South West Victoria
  • Current

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