Focus on regenerative farming methods
TWO prominent interstate farmers will be among the speakers at a regenerative farming forum in tomorrow.
Martin Royds, a fifth-generation grazier from Braidwood in NSW, and Jeff Pow, a pastured poultry farmer from Southhampton Homestead in Western Australia will present at the forum in Longford.
The event has been organised by NRM North in collaboration with NRM South and Cradle Coast NRM.
NRM North’s regional Landcare facilitator Peter Heading said Tasmanian farmers would benefit from hearing about some diverse approaches to farming.
“It’s a good time for Tasmania’s rural community to hold such an event looking at the different enterprises that are operating here and how diversity can help build resilience in the community,” Mr Heading said.
Mr Royds is an advocate of the natural-sequence farming technique and a holistic management approach.
“Working with nature is more rewarding than not working with it and you feel better for it,” Mr Royds said.
Mr Pow’s operation prepares birds in a custom-built processor and micro-abattoir and sells them at the farm gate.
Tasmanian farmers will also talk about their enterprises including conversion to organic dairy and beef, red poultry, holistic grazing methods and organic grain production.
The forum is at the Riverlands Centre in Wellington St, Longford, from 9am to 5pm. Cost is $25. RSVP to admin@ nrmnorth.org.au.