Upcoming events for small farms
We are excited to introduce a new event series called the Farmers’ Postcard. The Farmers’ Postcard events will be shorter (2-3 hours) and cover a specific topic in more depth. They will be held after work or as half days on weekends.
FARMERS POSTCARD – Biological Weed Control
Friday 24 May 2019, 5.30pm-7.30pm
Do you know there are biological control agents for St John’s Wort, Patterson’s Curse, some thistles and English Broom? This Postcard session is about using biocontrol agents for weeds including current research, what biocontrol agents are being used locally and how the agents are used as a part of integrated weed management. This is an evening session where you can bring your own drinks. Cheese, canapes and juice provided. Cost $11.64 per person including booking fee.
FARMERS POSTCARD -Weeds and Livestock (NEW)
Saturday 15 June 2019 – 10.00 am-12.30 pm
Learn about weeds and their effect on livestock with Dr Lou Baskind from South East Local Land Services. What weeds in the region are a problem? What the symptoms of poisoning look like? Plant poisoning syndromes and how to manage ruminant grazing and weeds. Pasture plants that can be a problem at certain times of the year will also be discussed and there will be a livestock demonstration. Tickets cost just $15.00 which includes the booking fee and morning tea.
FARMERS POSTCARD – Soils after Sunset
Wednesday 19 June 2019, 5.30-7.30 pm
Attend Soils after Sunset mid week with Jo Powells and Chris Curtis to discuss how to interpret your soil test and apply the information on your property. The topics will include soil tests, what the numbers mean, soil pH, soil carbon and what fertility inputs you could consider. The ticket price includes light refreshments. This event will be held indoors at a heated venue.
SAVE THE DATE – Keeping Horses at Pasture with Helena Warren
27 July and 31 August 2019
Pastures expert Helena Warren from Cadfor Equestrian and Murray Greys will lead this two day workshop about pastures and horses, including a discussion about laminitis and weeds that impact on horse health.
If you missed one of our events you can find the event summary in our recent posts or search by topic.