Grow­ing lessons

Central and North Burnett Times - - LIFE -

THE North Bur­nett Grain Grow­ers Re­search and Re­silience Bus Tour hits the road in June, to take grow­ers around the re­gion on an ed­u­ca­tional jour­ney.

Start­ing Tues­day June 6, the bus will start in Monto and travel around the shire to pick up at­ten­dees to take to Toowoomba.

Wed­nes­day will be spent at Far­mFest, with a spe­cial pre­sen­ta­tion by VNET on pre­ci­sion farm­ing.

Bur­nett Catch­ment Care As­so­ci­a­tion ex­ten­sion of­fi­cer Naomi Pur­cell said pre­ci­sion farm­ing helped re­duce run-off of sed­i­ment into the Great Bar­rier Reef.

“A lot of grow­ers have done quite a bit of learn­ing, so the Far­mFest is about the prac­ti­cal side,” Ms Pur­cell said.

At­ten­dees will have time to pe­ruse Far­mFest, af­ter which they will re­turn to Toowoomba for a key note speech by Sam Bai­ley.

Sam Bai­ley is a farmer, pi­lot, hus­band and au­thor, who also hap­pens to be quad­ri­plegic.

“Farm­ers re­late to farm­ers, so our lis­ten­ers will be able to re­late to his re­silience and out­look,” Ms Pur­cell said.

The fi­nal day will be a Pulse Agron­omy Project on Thurs­day at War­rah, learn­ing about re­search into im­prov­ing pulse yield.

To re­serve, call 4166 3898.

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