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AIR EP News 22 January 2021

Precision Ag Workshop Invitation

 
AIR EP, in conjunction with SPAA and Pinion Advisory, are hosting a GRDC funded Precision Ag workshop for farmers in Cleve on 16 February, 9am-3pm.

An interactive workshop facilitated by Adrian Roles (AgTrak). Participants will learn how to get the most out of Precision Agriculture tools on their farm.

This hands-on workshop will cover:

  • Is PA right for me? Review the fundamentals of PA
  • Identifying, quantifying and managing variable production constraints
  • Producer case studies (benefits and lessons learnt)
  • Tips and tricks for data management
  • Hands-on field exercise and simulation

This workshop is suitable for farmers in the early stages of their PA journey, although all are welcome.

A second workshop will follow later in the year, with the timing and topics based on feedback from participants.

To register, click here. Registration is essential and there is a cap on number of participants able to attend.
For more information, please contact Amy Wright ralf@airep.com.au or 0467 004 555. 
        

AIR EP Member’s Technical Newsletter Proposal

 
AIREP are seeking expressions of interest for the delivery of the member’s only technical e-newsletter. We are seeking a single provider or consortium of providers. Expressions of interest close Monday 1 February 2021.

Please contact Naomi Scholz for more information 0428 540 670 or eo@airep.com.au 

 

Trade and Market Access Workshops

GPSA will be hosting a full day of FREE interactive sessions tailor made to assist grower’s understanding of trade and market access barriers, requirements, and diversification opportunities. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with industry experts on everything from how to best manage phytosanitary barriers to trade, to tips on diversifying grain markets.

Registration is FREE but limited due to COVID-19 restrictions with lunch and refreshments provided.
https://bit.ly/GPSA-Market-Ready

Position vacant: Sustainable Agriculture Consultant, PIRSA


The Department of Primary Industries and Regions is seeking a suitably qualified person to join Rural Solutions SA’s team on Eyre Peninsula in the role of Sustainable Agriculture Consultant (PO1) Project Officer, Sustainable Agriculture.

The role will be based in PIRSA’s Port Lincoln office and will work with land managers, farming systems groups, agri-business, industry bodies and agencies in the delivery of a wide range of Sustainable Agriculture Projects as well as contributing to the delivery of key PIRSA priorities in the region. 

This role will commence as soon as possible and is offered as a short term (2 year) contract.

Applications close 11:45 pm Monday 1st February 2021

Further information and application guidelines 
or any queries can be directed to;
Brett Masters
Phone:   0428 105 184
Email:    brett.masters@sa.gov.au

Family Support Program


GrainGrowers is pleased and excited to launch the Family Support Program. Run by Benestar, this program offers support to all growers on any aspect of farming life that they might need. Legal, administration, finance and well-being issues are all addressed in this program. 

The video and all details can be found here - https://www.graingrowers.com.au/membership/benestar-wellbeing-program/.
 
Strengthening Rural Communities - Small & Vital
These grants offer an opportunity for regional Australia to access support for:
  • Delivering activities, programs and services;
  • Purchasing or hiring equipment and materials;
  • Community infrastructure projects;
  • Operational and administrative costs associated with your project will be considered. 
Applications close 23 February 2021
https://frrr.org.au/funding/place/strengthening-rural-communities/
 

Do you know someone who is helping to improve soil health in Australia? Perhaps it is you!


The General Jeffery Soil Health Award recognises the efforts of the people who are caring for our land and honours the exceptional work of Australia’s first National Soils Advocate, the late Major General the Honourable Michael Jeffery, AC, AO (Mil), CVO, MC (Retd), who passed away late last year.

The award is open to any individual farmer, land manager, extension specialist or educator who is making an exceptional contribution to soil health in Australia. The winner will be sponsored to attend in person, the National Landcare Awards Gala Dinner where they will receive a trophy and a cash prize of $20,000.

The award is supported by the Office of the National Soils Advocate within the Australian Government Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Apply Now! Nominations close 31 March.
http://generaljefferyaward.com.au/

Webinar | The importance of regenerative agriculture practices, key Earth systems and the Anthropocene crisis

EIANZ invites you to attend our upcoming webinar on the importance of regenerative agriculture practices, key Earth systems and the Anthropocene crisis.
 
In this webinar Charles Massy will discuss the basics and importance of regenerative agriculture practices and how these have huge implications for addressing key Earth systems and the Anthropocene crisis (biodiversity, water, land-use, climate, integrated Phosphorous-nitrogen cycles, soil etc.). He will also discuss the implications of healthy food, off healthy landscapes for human and animal health.
  
The webinar will be recorded. A link to access the recording will be sent to all registered participants after the webinar.
 
Date:  Tuesday 9 February 2020. The webinar will begin at 12:30pm in SA.
Location: via Zoom 
Cost: $10 - EIANZ Members, $20 Non-members
For more information and registration

EVENTS

Keep up to date with the latest industry events and AIR EP events.

2021 EVENTS


FEBRUARY

GPSA Market Ready Workshops

Wudinna Community Club 2 February 
Cummins Bowls Club 4 February
More information

GRDC Updates for Advisors
Adelaide
9-10 February
More information

GRDC/SPAA/AIR EP Precision Ag Workshop
Cleve Sports Club
16 February
More information

WoTL Bus Tour to Shop 26
Kimba from Streaky Bay
16 February
More information

SA Drought Outreach Meetings
22 February, Cowell
23 February, Cleve
24 February, Elliston
25 February, Wudinna
26 February, Kimba
4-8pm, featuring at 6pm: Are you bogged mate? Mary O'Brien
More information

 

MARCH
 
WoTL Stepping Up
Streaky Bay
2 March
More information
 
WoTL Stepping Up
Cowell
3 March
More information

Lower EP Medium Rainfall Ag Expo
Wangary
3 March

WoTL Towards Sustainability
Cummins
4 March
More information
 
WoTL Towards Sustainability
Elliston
5 March
More information

MeatUp Forum
Gawler
5 March
Pinion Advisory 1300 746 466 
meatup@pinionadvisory.com
More information
 
WoTL Bus Tour to Korinya Farm Gate & Cummins Flour Mills
from Cowell
9 March
More information
 
Upper EP Farmer meetings
9-12 March
Amy Wright, RALF, ralf@airep.com.au or 0467 004 555

GRDC Frost workshops
16 March
Lock Sports Club
1.30-5pm
Register for the Lock event
 
17 March
Cummins Institute
9am-1pm
Register for the Cummins event

Resilient EP Regional Innovator Group meeting
18-19 March
Mark Stanley, Regional Connections 0427 831 151
 
AIR EP Low Rainfall RD&E Committee meeting
30 March
Upper EP
 
AIR EP Medium Rainfall RD&E Committee meeting
31 March
Cummins


JULY

GRDC Farmer Update
28 July
Wudinna

SARDI Minnipa Agricultural Centre Annual Field Day
15 September
 


2022 EVENTS

WoTL Thriving Women Conference

21-22 February 2022
More information

Got an agricultural event happening? Let us know so we can let everyone else know. Contact eo@airep.com.au

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