Sebastien Garcia-Cuenca, John Fuller and Marcia Pidgeon.
Sebastien Garcia-Cuenca, John Fuller and Marcia Pidgeon. Contributed

Agricultural strategies on agenda

COMMUNITY forums will be held as part of Tweed Shire Council's Sustainable Agriculture Strategy development.

The Canvas and Kettle Room in the Murwillumbah Civic Centre, Tumbulgum Rd, will host the "New Australian Agriculture: Stories of innovation, change and success from the frontier of Australian agriculture" today from 6.30pm to 9.30pm (NSW).

Agriculture officer Sebastien Garcia-Cuenca said ecologist David Hardwick would explore examples of recent innovations in Australian agriculture.

"From revolutionary cropping techniques such as pasture cropping to the use of biofertilisers and alternative marketing approaches," Mr Garcia-Cuenca said.

"This talk will highlight what ordinary rural Australians are doing now to create the foundations for a sustainable future in agriculture."

The Murwillumbah Show will tomorrow again feature Mr Hardwick speaking about the range of fertilisers available to farmers including new bio-fertilisers, inoculants, composts and minerals.

Mr Garcia-Cuenca said he will also examine the pros and cons of conventional products from 4pm.

"In the evening the Food Futures presentation will inspire and celebrate ground-breaking models in which farmers, processors and distributors are excitedly doing business fairly and affordably," Mr Garcia-Cuenca said.

Contact sgarciacuenca@tweed.nsw.gov.au or 02 6670 2629 for enquiries or to RSVP.



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