Farm planning course in Ararat
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]