Farm plan­ning course in Ararat

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - Ag Life -

Agri­cul­ture Vic­to­ria is urg­ing Ararat district farm­ers to make the most of an op­por­tu­nity to im­prove the pro­duc­tiv­ity, re­silience and sus­tain­abil­ity of their busi­nesses by tak­ing ad­van­tage of a farm plan­ning course.

Glenelg Hop­kins Catch­ment Man­age­ment Author­ity has pro­vided fund­ing through a Na­tional Land­care Pro­gram for a Farm­plan21 course in Ararat early next year.

The course of­fers farm­ers and their fam­i­lies an op­por­tu­nity to take more con­trol of their farm busi­ness. The pro­gram has a strong fo­cus on cli­mate, soils and farm wa­ter sup­ply, and also of­fers farm­ers a chance to step back from their day-to-day op­er­a­tions and to ex­am­ine their busi­ness from a strate­gic view­point.

Course fa­cil­i­ta­tor Clem Sturm­fels said Farm­Plan21 helped farm­ers and their fam­i­lies to review their vi­sion and goals, con­sider the im­pacts of cli­mate change and take stock of their farm’s nat­u­ral as­sets such as soils and wa­ter.

The course at Ararat Town Hall starts on Fe­bru­ary 13. Ses­sions run from 9am to 3pm every Wed­nes­day for six weeks.

Places are lim­ited and farm­ers are en­cour­aged to reg­is­ter as soon as pos­si­ble by call­ing 5355 0535 or 0429 018 879, or email­ing clem. sturm­[email protected]

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