The 2019 Lower Blackwood Spring Field Day will be presented by the Lower Blackwood LCDC and Lower South West Growers Group on Thursday October 10, showcasing four properties in beautiful Rosa Glen and the great diversity of sustainable farming enterprises in the area.
The event will feature industry presenters and site visits, with the opportunity to learn about a range of topics including grazing, pasture and fertiliser management, stacked enterprises, small vineyard production and winemaking & the challenges and rewards of agritourism and direct marketing.
Active trials and demonstrations looking at fertiliser and legume inoculant responses in Lower Blackwood pasture systems will also be a part of the day and participants will learn about achievable farming practices that enable sustainable operation.
The LCDC's Jo Wren said the day would be a chance to see how farmers are value-adding and diversifying their operations.
"This is a chance to learn about farm research and demos happening right now in our catchment such as fertiliser trials, pasture measurement technology and how to get the most out of your pasture legumes," she said.
"It's a great opportunity to learn about sustainable options for all parts of a farming operation - business and marketing and the production side too."
The bus tour will include a delicious lunch and the day will finish with a sundowner at a local boutique vineyard with the chance to network and enjoy the spring weather.
Tickets for the day are $30 and for more information or to book, visit the LCDC's website www.lowerblackwood.com.au/new-events or contact LCDC Communication Officer Kate Tarrant on 9758 4021 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date.