About the training program: Participants learn how to plan pasture improvement and manage pastures and livestock to get the best out of their investment. Delivered in 5 x 4 hr sessions or as one workshop series.
A. Paddock assessment. Soil, weed, pests
B. Correcting soil chemistry & nutrients
C. 5 steps to pasture establishment success
D. Grazing management for long term profit
E. Pasture economics- Making it pay
Cost per participant: $1700 (GST Excl) per workshop series (Max of 8 farms per group) or $380 (GST Excl) per farm per session (Max of 8).
2. Crop Club
About the training program: Farmers are guided through best practice agronomy planning, crop management, grazing management, and are helped to track financial returns from their grazing crops. Delivered as an initial farm inspection plus 3 x 4 hr sessions with field visits over the growing period.
• Paddock selection • Grazing management
• Agronomy planning • Calculating crop economics
• Using recording templates • Benchmarking outcomes
Cost per participant: $1100 (GST Excl) per farm (Max of 8).
3. Profitable weed control
About the training program: This program focusses on one the unique problem presented by perennial grass weeds. The target audience is farmers and land managers generally. Delivered as 3 x 4 hr sessions including field visits.
• Know your enemy • 5 steps in weed control success
• Weed control economics • Weed control champions (Field visits)
Cost per participant: $850 (GST Excl) per farm (Max of 8).