Farmers Postcard: Grass and Plant Identification

Learning to identify grass weeds, grasses and native plants was the focus of this event. Kris Nash and Fiona Leach, Agricultural Adviser with South East Local Land Services led a two hour walk and talk in Bungendore in April 2019. Kris showed the participants how to use the morphology of a grass plant for identification, … Continue reading “Farmers Postcard: Grass and Plant Identification”

Healing the land: techniques for managing erosion

Community spirit, professional expertise and practical demonstrations were a feature of this erosion and revegetation workshop. Guest speakers David Hilhorst and Andy Taylor from South East Local Land Services and Scott Soper led an inspiring and educational day. One of our participants Chris Curtis has kindly agreed to allow us to publish his notes and … Continue reading “Healing the land: techniques for managing erosion”

Biosecurity and Animal Health Workshop

  For this workshop our hosts were Peter and Penny Dagg from Eastern Dorpers and White Dorpers who shared their knowledge and experience about managing sheep health with our enthusiastic participants. Our other guest speakers were Dr Kate Sawford, the District Veterinarian from South East Local Land Services and Dr Natasha Lees from Scibus Pty … Continue reading “Biosecurity and Animal Health Workshop”

Healthy Land, Healthy Horse Summary

The Healthy Land, Healthy Horse Field Day was a fascinating day packed with information for horse owners.  Geoff and Mark from Manna Park Agistment Center in Bywong provided a beautiful setting for Stuart Myers from Equiculture to share the Equiculture system of horse management. A range of topics were discussed from horse biology to the … Continue reading “Healthy Land, Healthy Horse Summary”

Resources

Getting started on a small rural property http://southeast.lls.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0009/710100/rural-living-guide.pdf Rural Living Guide from South East Local Land Services is a good place to start. Every time we have hard copies of this guide they get snapped up like hot cakes. You can read the PDF version any time. http://southeast.lls.nsw.gov.au/livestock/pics PICs and NLIS – information you need … Continue reading “Resources”

About the Network

Are you wondering how to make your small farm more productive? Wanting to establish shelterbelts, rehabilitate a creek or fix erosion? Tired of sitting on the lawn mower all weekend? Need to learn how to care for and manage farm animals? Wondering what to do about weeds? You are not the only one and you … Continue reading “About the Network”