Focus on sustainable agriculture
NORTHERN Rivers Food Links is calling for interest in sustainable agriculture forums to be held across the region in May.
Murwillumbah will host the session on May 3, focusing on sharing knowledge and making food production profitable in a changing climate.
The initiative will showcase some of the Northern Rivers' most ground-breaking sustainable agriculture projects.
Northern Rivers Food Links project manager Sam Muller said the forums were focused on sharing approaches to sustainable agriculture practices in the region.
“Our Sustainable Agriculture Project partners provide an amazing resource of experience and knowledge,” Ms Muller said.
“The forums are an opportunity to showcase this knowledge and the projects being delivered, while also providing an opportunity for the broader industry stakeholder group to participate in discussions.”
The two keynote speakers will be Murwillumbah's Greg Reid, from Industry & Investment NSW Primary Industries, and Mallanganee's Stuart Larsson from Mara Seeds.
Mr Reid will showcase the Sustainable Farm Planning Project and his work with 20 local farmers/landowners on individual sustainable management plans.
Each plan will encompass sustainable soil management, vegetation management, carbon management, climate change adaption and financial resilience components.