Grazing forum in Gatton

Healthy Land and Water’s Sustainable Agriculture principal scientist Bruce Lord said attendees to the Gatton event would gain insights on carbon and natural capital, environmental credentials and more. Picture: HLW

Healthy Land and Water (HLW) is hosting the Building Grazing Resilience Forum 2024 in Gatton on Wednesday, 12 June, followed by the launch of a new Drought Node for South East Queensland.

HLW said there was a rush on tickets to the free events and has encouraged farmers and landholders to register quickly to secure a spot at the full day agricultural forum to be held at the Gatton Shire Hall.

BUILDING GRAZING RESILIENCE FORUM (9am-4pm)

HLW described the forum as a valuable opportunity for landholders to enhance their knowledge and practices in grazing resilience and sustainability.

The agenda includes case study videos where landholders share their successful strategies, practices, and projects aimed at improving natural capital, sustainable production, and drought resilience.

Participants will gain insights into the newest sustainability and resilience initiatives from industry leaders and experts, government bodies, and natural resource management (NRM) organisations, as well as access essential information and resources on best practices in the industry.

It will also be an invaluable networking opportunity to connect with fellow attendees and engage with event stallholders.

HLW’s Sustainable Agriculture principal scientist Bruce Lord said attendees would gain insights on carbon and natural capital, environmental credentials as well as decision support information for grazing land and environmental management.

“This knowledge is crucial for advancing our collective understanding and practices in sustainable agriculture,” he said..

This forum will feature a range of presentations and displays from organisations including AgForce, QUT, the DES-Long Paddock team, DAF Beef extension staff, MLA, HLW, and the SQNNSW Drought Innovation Hub.

SEQ DROUGHT NODE LAUNCH (4pm-6pm)

The forum will be followed by the launch of the new Drought Hub Node for Southern Queensland over some drinks and nibbles.

The new Drought Node, which is part of the broader Southern Queensland and Northern New Wales (SQNNSW) Innovation Hub, is based in Kilcoy, and aims to support farmers and communities across South East Queensland in building resilience to manage climate variability.

It will focus on innovation, collaboration, and enhancing capacity and capability.

Both events are free to attend, though registration is required. For more information and to register, contact events@hlw.org.au

This event is supported by HLW and funded by the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund.