Are you a farmer in South-West Victoria? Have you thought about developing risk management strategies for the next fire, flood or drought? Are you interested in making your farm more resilient, productive and sustainable? Have you always wanted to complete a whole farm planning course but have never found time?
Agriculture Victoria Land Management Officer Clem Sturmfels said if you answered yes to any of these questions then the new online whole farm planning course run by Agriculture Victoria this winter may be what you are after.
“The primary aim of whole farm planning is the protection and management of critical farm assets: your soil, water and vegetation – all of which underpin farm productivity.
“If you are keen to improve your farm design and layout, optimise production aligned to your land capability and improve the quality of your soil and water, this is the course for you.
“If you are able to commit a few hours over six weeks this winter, this course will make your farm a more productive and attractive place to live, work and raise your family,” Mr Sturmfels said.
The course will run on Tuesday and Thursday mornings for six weeks, commencing on Tuesday 8 June.
Each session will run for approximately two hours and will include a mix of formal presentations and hands-on activities.
Recorded videos will allow you to view the session at your leisure and refer to information you might have missed. You will require good internet service and basic computer skills to participate.
The course will be delivered by Agriculture Victoria staff, with support from the Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.