HealthyFarmingFutures

Producers in the Mareeba-Dimbulah Irrigation Area are invited to become involved in the Healthy Farming Futures: Strong Foundations in the Northern Gulf program being offered by Northern Gulf Resource Management Group with funding from the Commonwealth Regional Landcare Partnership Program.

Healthy soils provide a strong foundation for any agricultural business.

Find out how;

  • Low soil carbon
  • Soil acidity &
  • Erosion

might be impacting your agricultural business and the steps you can take to secure strong foundations for your farm.

 The project is all about building farm soil health for long term gain and aims to increase farmer awareness and access to expertise on building soil carbon and organic matter, balancing nutrition, and supporting soil biology. Participants of the program also learn how to balance their soils and read soil tests as well as understand the important role of pH and calcium.

The intensive stream of the July 2018 to June 2019 HFF program is currently underway with eight local farms involved. Some of the services being currently rolled out include soil testing, a farm management plan, technical agronomy advice, mapping, erosion control strategies, Soil Health Field Days and establishing a Healthy Soil, Healthy Food, Healthy People farmer network.

If you are interested in joining the Healthy Soil, Healthy Food, Healthy People farmer network and have not already been contacted, please email agriculture@northerngulf.com.au or call Sally Fileds on (07) 4092 1088 or simply complete the online form below.

If you are wishing to be fully engaged with the HFF project in round two, Expressions of Interest for July 2019 to June 2020 are now open.

The HFF Project has funding until June 2023.  Watch this space!  Lots of good soil health initiatives to come.

Northern Gulf look forward to collaborating with you on our quest of increasing awareness and adoption of land management practices that improve and protect the condition of our soils – All the best for 2019, here’s to a year of building healthier soils in our region!

  • This includes total number of employees and partners.
  • What questions/issues/topics related to soil health and fertility interests you most? Or tell us what you want to learn?

This project is supported by North Queensland NRM Alliance through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program. This project is delivered by Northern Gulf Resource Management Group as a partner of North Queensland NRM Alliance.

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