Soil for food, fibre & the environment day – a celebration of soils

Soils are the quiet achiever in agricultural and ecological systems; they are the cornerstone of food and fibre production, and play an important role in mitigating climate change and hosting biodiversity.

2015 is the United Nations International Year of Soils and to celebrate, NSW Department of Primary Industries and the ACT Regional Landcare Facilitator are bringing together local soil scientists and researchers, farmers and others with a keen interest in soil to explore current research and on-farm practices.

 The program includes an interesting lineup of experts in their field. There will be presentations by 2 of our regions’ innovative farmers David Marsh from Boorowa and John Ive from near Yass. Leading soil researchers and advisors from CSIRO, NSW Department of Primary Industries, the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, the Australian National University, the University of Canberra and South-east Local Land Services will speak on key issues and opportunities for management of soils on the Southern Tablelands and the broader region.

Lunch & refreshments provided.

16th October 2015

Sutton Village Hall, West Street, Sutton NSW

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