Last week we were at the Farming Matters conference in Albury from Land to Market Australia! It was so great to discuss everything regenerative agriculture and see how it is benefitting farmers, landscapes and communities. During the conference our new Engagement and Communications Manager, Eli Court, was able to go and visit Bill Wearn's 'Yammacoona'. He was joined by the Hon Gary Nairn AO from the The Mulloon Institute, standing where our founder, Major-General Michael Jeffery, stood so many years ago when he visited. It is an honour to carry on his legacy and see all the inspiring people collaborating in this space continue on. Thank you to everyone involved in the Farming Matters conference and congratulations to the organisers for an amazing event.
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About our project: The expansive wide-open spaces of Australia’s rangelands make up majority of our continent. ‘Rangelands Living Skin’ is a new project led by Meat & Livestock Australia and NSW Department of Primary Industries recognising the importance of productivity and resilience in our rangelands. Collaborating with scientists and farming families, the project will focus on soil, plants, animals and people as the living skin of the rangelands.
Soils For Life is working hard to build collaborative research partnerships and we want to recognise the incredible work happening to regenerate agricultural landscapes right across Australia. In collaboration with the The Australian National University we headed out to catch up with Martin Royds and Matt Hulse at Jillamatong, Braidwood NSW to help them assess and value natural capital and ecosystem services on their property. At Soils For Life, we know that what you can see above the ground is only part of the story, so we took a hydraulic soil corer out to dig a little deeper! Learn more about what we found: soilsforlife.org.au/jillamatong-soil/... See MoreSee Less
Martin shared his insights and experience of regenerating Jillamatong. We focused on how he had rehydrated his landscape and changed his grazing management to rebuild soil function, improve the resili...