Grass and Pasture ID webinar
In this webinar, environmental scientist Dr Graeme Lorimer shows how to identify, understand and manage wild (non-planted) grasses. This webinar is being held in partnership with Port Phillip & Westernport CMA with the support of the Victorian Government.
Transition from spring to summer feeding
Brian Wehlburg, from Holistic Management International and The Savory Institute, talks about how to transition from spring to summer feeding. Be inspired by Brian’s passion for environmental improvement and grazing management.
Compost research and Natural Capital Accounting in agriculture
Hear from La Trobe University's Dr. Jim Radford on some local research and trials with compost used in an agricultural setting.
Jim is involved in a project that is measuring a range of different aspects of environmental performance. These include ecosystem integrity, soil condition, greenhouse gas balance, resource use efficiency and biodiversity impact.
The Natural Capital Accounting framework is being co-designed with farmers to ensure the accounts are understandable, trusted and provide useful information for farmers and their customers. By demonstrating the value of natural capital for profitable farming, the aim is to elucidate and promote farming practices that have positive outcomes for the natural resource base that underpins agriculture. This could lead to the possibility that farmers could capitalise on their sustainable practices.
Central Victorian Climate Today, Tomorrow and the Future
This event was delivered in partnership with the Healthy Landscapes program and the Bureau of Meteorology.
Felicity Gamble, Senior Climatologist, Extended and Long-range Forecasts, from the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM), presents forecasts for the upcoming three months and for the future (~2035) for central Victoria. Felicity also shared some useful tools and materials developed by the BoM and AgVic.
Free webinars with local farmers
These webinars, held in 2021, feature local farmers talking about their experience of regenerative agriculture. Webinar recordings are available on the links below.
Darren Cater, a beef cow and calf farmer at Monegeetta. Watch the recording.
Paul Righetti, a Yandoit farmer who farms sheep, cattle and pasture raised hens. Watch the recording.
Aaron Demeo, farmer in Raywood with merino and white suffolk sheep, crops, and contract rears dairy heifers. Watch the recording.
Understanding your farm soil webinar series
This webinar series covers soil biology testing, soil carbon and organic matter. There are five videos in the playlist below. Click on the playlist drop-down arrow that says 1/5, to select the video you would like to watch.
Video 1: Soil testing - Understanding your farm soil
Video 2: Soil carbon with Dr Fiona Robertson
Video 3: Soil carbon
Video 4: Organic matter - Part 1
Video 5: Organic matter - Part 2
Managing pastures in a changing climate
World-renowned farmer Colin Seis shares how to establish and maintain flourishing pastures while improving soil health in an ever-changing climate.
Part 1: https://youtu.be/tx2SOdKTNhk
Part 2: https://youtu.be/GoEjPJ9MV38
Ecological burns – the benefits
Ecological planned burning is a land management tool applied to promote positive benefits for a local environment.
Benefits include stimulating dormant seed banks in the soil profile, reducing the vigour of, or eliminating, weeds, nutrient cycling and the removal of biomass ... all of which promote biodiversity and ecosystem health.