Whole farm planning webinar for Barwon South West

Agriculture Victoria will deliver a whole-farm-planning session online in April 2020 for farmers in the Barwon South West region.

Originally planned as a field day, the whole-farm-planning webinar will now be held on Wednesday 22 April 2020 between 12.30 and 1.30pm.

The webinar will present useful and timely resources that farmers can adopt on their farms and provide an introduction to the FarmPlan21 course scheduled to be held in the Barwon South West region later this year (2020).

Agriculture Victoria Livestock Industry Development Officer Tess McDougall said there is much to be gained by investing time in planning your whole farm system.

“Farmers invest significant time and money into on-farm assets such as new fence lines, stock containment areas, yards and reticulated water systems. Whole farm planning can help farmers make the best use of their time and resources,” she said.

The highly-regarded FarmPlan21 course assists farmers and their families to review their vision and goals, consider the impacts of climate change and take stock of their farm assets, such as soils and water. This information can then be used to prepare a new plan of the farm using the latest computer-based mapping technology.

This one-hour webinar/ phone seminar will be run as a live event and will cater for those with limited internet service through an audio only phone-in option. Agriculture Victoria’s Land Management Extension Officer Clem Sturmfels will present the webinar.

People who select the phone-in option will be provided with a copy of the presentation beforehand, so they can follow the webinar as it’s delivered. The webinar will also be recorded for those unable to attend the session (please register to receive a copy of this recording).

The whole farm planning webinar and delivery of the FarmPlan21 course are supported by the Glenelg Hopkins CMA with funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.

Agriculture Victoria Livestock Industry Development Officer Tess McDougall will facilitate the course with assistance from several other Agriculture Victoria technical experts.

The Whole Farm Planning webinar is being run through Webex.

For more information and assistance on registering, please contact Tess McDougall on tess.mcdougall@agriculture.vic.gov.au or 0409 841 492.

Source: Agriculture Victoria