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MESSAGE FROM THE INCOMING CHAIR – ALASDAIR MCLEOD 11 Dec 2019 Soils for Life founder Major General Michael Jeffery has stepped aside from his role as Chairman of the Board to focus on his role…
SOILS FOR LIFE DOCUMENTARY LAUNCHED ON 5 DECEMBER, WORLD SOIL DAY 11 Dec 2019 The launch of a Soils for Life documentary outlining the vision and commitment of founder, Major General Michael Jeffery, to a food secure nation…
FAREWELL FROM THE OUTGOING CHAIR – MAJOR GENERAL MICHAEL JEFFERY 11 Dec 2019 It is time for me to step aside from the role as Chairman of the Board of Soils For Life after seven years to…
NOTE FROM MADELEINE FLORIN 11 Dec 2019 I am behind much of Soils For Life’s social media. I am a land and water scientist with 15 years’ experience working on agriculture…
NOVEMBER MESSAGE FROM THE CEO 05 Dec 2019 October saw agricultural science taking the dominant role on the Soils for Life agenda. We have consolidated our working relationships with the High-Performance Soils…
SOIL TECH PROJECT 04 Nov 2019 The Soil Tech Project is an initiative of National Landcare’s Smart Farming Partnerships and is funded via a grant from the Department of Agriculture…
NOTE FROM GREG HOSKING 04 Nov 2019 Greg has worked as an Ecologist with the Soils for Life team since graduating from The Australian National University with a degree in Forest…
TIME TO RETHINK AUSTRALIA’S FOOD SECURITY 31 Oct 2019 In an article published by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, Paul Barnes highlights the critical nexus between food security, disaster resilience and the impacts…
THE LANDLINE EFFECT 27 Sep 2019 On 8 September 2019, ABC Landline with Pip Courtney broadcast ‘Future Soil: Excess carbon regenerating soils’. We are thrilled with the story, another example…
A CLASH OF CULTURES: WHY ARE SOIL SCIENTISTS GIVEN A BAD RAP BY SOME REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURISTS? 27 Sep 2019 Emeritus Professor Robert White, Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, The University of Melbourne. robertew@unimelb.edu.au In the 2006 book ‘Back from the Brink’, farmer…
OCTOBER MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR 27 Sep 2019 Regenerative agriculture helps to provide a climate solution in Australia. Changing farming practices to include carbon in our precious national asset, the soil, is…
OCTOBER MESSAGE FROM THE CEO 27 Sep 2019 We’ve had another busy month centred around soil carbon: how to build it, the benefits and dividends of carbon rich and healthy soils, and…
NOTE FROM TERRY HARKNESS 27 Sep 2019 Introducing Terry Harkness, a valued member of the Soils for Life team. As the Project Manager, Terry organises case studies and land-holder engagement.
GLOBAL TABLE CONFERENCE IN MELBOURNE 19 Sep 2019 At a recent Melbourne food industry conference, the question was asked, ‘How do we feed billions more people and sustain our environment?’ Technology and…