Farming Field Day puts spotlight on boosting productivity
Landholders from across the Lockyer Valley came together recently to put the spotlight on the region’s landscape and boosting productivity at the Natural Sequence Farming Field Day.
Hosted by Lockyer Valley Regional Council and delivered by Tarwyn Park Training, the day also focused on methods to mitigate natural disasters and provide a proactive approach to mental health initiatives.
Lockyer Valley Environment Portfolio Councillor Michael Hagan said landholders experiencing dehydrated landscapes, erosion, reduced productivity or salinity found the day extremely beneficial.
“It was great to see so many proven strategies for increasing productivity, reducing input costs and managing environmental concerns discussed throughout the day.
“Empowering property owners is an important skillset and that is exactly what we wanted to achieve.
“A decline in mental health wellbeing is due to ever increasing economic and environment pressures. Natural disasters have the ability to compound these already existing mental health concerns but we’re focusing on the actual cause of mental health, rather than the symptoms.
“It’s great to see the landholders here engaging with likeminded people and sharing their experiences,” Cr Hagan said.
Held at the Mulgowie Hall, participants also benefitted from an on-hand demonstration at a Laidley Creek West property and were shown how contours work in landscape and aid in landscape re-hydration.
This event was delivered through funding associated with the Queensland Government’s Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy.
For further information, contact Council on 1300 005 872.