Sustainable Ag at the Crookwell Show

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What a great weekend we had at the Crookwell Show in the Sustainable Ag marquee with South East Local Land Services; Greening Australia and Tablelands Farming Systems.

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Despite the steaming temperatures we had a steady stream of visitors coming to learn more about Landcare in the Upper Lachlan Shire, Tussock Tamers and our new partnerships with Great Eastern Ranges Initiative and Land For Wildlife.

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Throughout the weekend there were presentations from guest speakers including South East LLS Pastures Officer, Fiona Leech who spoke  about alternative fertilisers.

photo 1 Fiona has been running a native pasture research trial in the Binalong/Bookham district for the past five years to independently assess how various fertilisers stack-up against single-superphosphate, with regards to pasture production and cost effectiveness;

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NSW DPI Technical Specialist Livestock Systems, Phil Graham who gave an update on the  district’s seasonal conditions and arising issues of livestock and pasture management, and well known local producer Gary Kadwell gave a presentation on the importance or working together as a group through lessons learnt from the Crookwell Potato Growers Association.

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The sustainable ag marquee also proved to be a great place to meet over a cup of tea and to get to know the new South East Local Land Services staff and share upcoming projects, events and plans between South East LLS, Greening Australia and Landcare.

Visitors to the marquee were also eligible to win one of several lucky door prizes that had been donated by the exhibitors. The lucky winners were:

1st prize – 2 free soil tests donated by South East Local Land Services  ……………Andrew Nixon 

2nd prize – $100 voucher for McGeechans Rural Supplies donated by South East Local Land Services…………Jack Ingram

Equal 2nd prize – $100 voucher for JD Hardware donated by South East Local Land Services…………….Mac Wilson

3rd Prize – Native garden gift pack donated by Greening Australia…………………………Rod Hoare

4th Prize – Gary Zimmer book “The Biologcal Farmer” donated by Upper Lachlan Landcare Network……………….Paul Hewitt

5th Prize – TFS Launch pass donated by Tablelands Farming Systems…………………………….John Brennon

Congratulations to all of the lucky winners and thankyou to all the people who came and visited us over the weekend at the Crookwell Show.

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