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EVENTS:    Coorong Tatiara Local Action Plan 



The following headings link to pages containing information and presentations from the following events co-ordinated by the Coorong Tatiara Local Action Plan.

Dryland Salinity Information Sessions

Dryland Salinity Information Sessions were held at Coomandook and Meningie on Wednesday the 6th of July 2016 by the Coorong Tatiara Local Action Plan with the support of Natural Resources SA Murray Darling Basin Natural Resources and Natural Resources South East.

These sessions were well attended. Please click the flyer below to link to all of the presentations given at these sessions, and notes from the discussions, providing further information about addressing dryland salinity at these locations. 

Dryland Salinity Information Sessions Flyer


Drought Management Opportunities Workshops

The 'Drought Management Opportunities' workshops were held at Peake and Keith on the 7th and 8th of December 2015.  The key speakers at these events were; Darren Ray from the Bureau of Meteorology, Rural Solutions Livestock Consultant - Tiffany Bennett, and Hamish Dickson - Livestock Consultant with AgriPartner Consulting.

Tiffany Bennet and Hamish Dickson at Keith

Above: Tiffany Bennett and Hamish Dickson presenting at Keith

You, your assets, native vegetation, and the 2016 fire season

A workshop looking at  'You, your assets, native vegetation, and the 2016 fire season', was held at the Bordertown Civic Centre on Thursday the 22nd of October 2015. 

Included on the program was; - the Country Fire Service covering; the season ahead, and being fire ready, - Tatiara District Council covering; fire permits, fire prevention on Council Reserves, and the Harvest Code of Conduct, - DEWNR covering; the Native Vegetation Act, fire breaks, and prescribed burns in the Upper South East, and the Country Fire Authority covering the Victorian experience of ecologically responsible fire management.

CFA Burn Education Officer Anthony Watt

Anthony Watt, Burn Education Officer with the Country Fire Authority in Victoria

Adapting your farm business to dry and variable seasons

A forum exploring the themes around 'Adapting your farm business to dry and variable seasons', was held at the Keith Institute on Thursday the 24th of September 2015. The Coorong Tatiara Local Action Plan in partnership with MLA - More Beef from Pastures, and Sheep Connect, responded to another below average year of rainfall by putting together an impressive line up of topics and expertise.

Included on the program was; - Local weather trends with the Bureau of Meteorology, - What makes a farm business resilient?, - Feed budgeting for livestock, and turning poor crops into high quality fodder.          

 Variable and Dry Panel      

Event speakers tackle questions from the audience during a panel session. From left: Mick Faulkner – Agrilink, Tiffany Bennett – Rural Solutions (Livestock), Charlie Goode – Rural Business Support, John Squires – Rural Directions, David Jones – Drought Co-ordinator Australian Government, Darren Ray – Bureau of Meteorology.
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