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1 Adelaide and Mt Lofty Northern Region Producer Groups Winter Pasture NRM Project Winter Pasture NRM Project In the beginning… 2012 Achievements Local Case Studies 2013 and onwards!

2 Adelaide and Mt Lofty Northern Region Producer Groups Winter Pasture NRM Project

3 In the beginning- +

4 Adelaide and Mt Lofty Northern Region Producer Groups Winter Pasture NRM Project AIMS to: 1.Improve the capacity of broad-acre and livestock farmers to: enhance the condition of their land sustainably improve the productive capacity of winter pastures and agriculture in the region. 2.Increase the number of producers: participating in NRM activities achieving NRM outcomes

5 “AMLR Northern Region Producer Group’s Winter Pastures NRM Project” Angaston Agricultural Bureau Koonunga Ag B Barossa Wine/Grape Eden Valley Prograze Spring Head L/C Fleurieu Groups Barossa Dairy Discussion Soils / fertiliser Forage Grazing Angaston Ag Bureau Membership + Groups “Technical Project Facilitator / Coordinator” Annual Planning Meetings On-ground practice change workplan Small trials,demo plots / paddocks, paddock comparisons Farm walks, field days, seminars & bus tours Local “Communications Plan” Seeking further collaboration & funding Annual report Mt Pleasant Beef Genetics CoP Grazing MBfP Training North Rhine Sheep Prograze PMP CoP LTEM MMfS Training AMLR NRM Board Sustainable Industry Grant SheepConnect SA Focus/Satellite Farm DAIRY SA Soils Project, 3030 Farm C4oC NRM Community Action Grants C4oC Grazing Mgmt Project DEWNA Community Action Grant Sus. Soils Focus Paddocks C4oC Step up Soil Condition Program Rural Merchandisers Contractors – Soil & Pasture Renovation

6 Adelaide and Mt Lofty Northern Region Producer Groups Winter Pasture NRM Project Angaston Ag Bureau Membership + Livestock Producer Groups “Technical Project Facilitator / Coordinator” Annual Planning Meetings On-ground practice change action plan Small trials,demo plots / paddocks, paired paddock comparisons Farm walks, field days, seminars, forums & bus tours. Local “Communications Plan” Seeking further collaboration & funding Annual report

7 Adelaide and Mt Lofty Northern Region Producer Groups Winter Pasture NRM Project On Ground Practice Change 4 local producer groups engaged Individual activity plans developed

8 Adelaide and Mt Lofty Northern Region Producer Groups Winter Pasture NRM Project CASE STUDY: Ian and Fiona Koch Increasing the Biomass Paddock

9 Adelaide and Mt Lofty Northern Region Producer Groups Winter Pasture NRM Project

10 Adelaide and Mt Lofty Northern Region Producer Groups Winter Pasture NRM Project Pasture Walks- June, July, August, September Sharing Information:

11 Adelaide and Mt Lofty Northern Region Producer Groups Winter Pasture NRM Project Grazing Mgmt Workshop- October (RAPPA project)

12 Adelaide and Mt Lofty Northern Region Producer Groups Winter Pasture NRM Project Barossa ‘Pasture Walk’ Bus Trip- October (NRM Board Grant)

13 Adelaide and Mt Lofty Northern Region Producer Groups Winter Pasture NRM Project Collaboration and Funding C4oC- Improved grazing management through controlled grazing techniques- Rappa

14 Adelaide and Mt Lofty Northern Region Producer Groups Winter Pasture NRM Project Collaboration and Funding State NRM-Soils Focus Paddock- Dairy Dscn Group

15 Adelaide and Mt Lofty Northern Region Producer Groups Winter Pasture NRM Project Collaboration and Funding AMLR NRM Community Action- ‘Pasture Walk’ Bus Trip

16 Adelaide and Mt Lofty Northern Region Producer Groups Winter Pasture NRM Project Collaboration and Funding C4oC- Step Up Soil Condition Wkshops

17 Adelaide and Mt Lofty Northern Region Producer Groups Winter Pasture NRM Project Collaboration and Funding Sheep Connect Focus Farm

18 Adelaide and Mt Lofty Northern Region Producer Groups Winter Pasture NRM Project Stats for attendees to events 20+ individual projects shared with groups 20 media articles developed 1 monthly newsletter developed 1 website under construction ½ annual average rainfall! All thanks to the enthusiastic, motivated and passionate farmers in the district!

19 Adelaide and Mt Lofty Northern Region Producer Groups Winter Pasture NRM Project Activities planned for 2013 Fleurieu Bus Trip- April Pasture walks Grant applications Engagement with other producer groups Pasture Watch

20 Adelaide and Mt Lofty Northern Region Producer Groups Winter Pasture NRM Project Critical Success Factors


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