17th May – 11am to 2:30pm
Bramblewick farm in Westbury (RSVP for exact address)
Hear from Dr Matthew Harrison, Associate Professor at the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture, who will present on the practices and principles of raising soil organic matter and carbon. He’ll discuss the impact of different climatic interventions and policy instruments, as well as the economic impact of carbon markets and what that means for farmers.
We’ll also have agronomist and previous Nuffield scholar Robin Tait talking about the latest science of multispecies cover crops and what benefits farmers can take from integrating these practices.
You will also hear from Anthony Houston, co-founder and director of Houston’s Farm, who will discuss his journey volunteering for Farmers for Climate Action and other climate-focussed organisations.
You will have then have the opportunity to tour Bramblewick farm, a picturesque farm, located just 25 minutes west of Launceston, which is home to the beef cattle operation Barnett Angus. The operation grew out of a desire to produce the highest quality carcase production genetics. The farm is made up of undulating pastures on rich red soils and includes a 50-acre natural bush block abundant with wildlife diversity, as well as a small 35-year-old vineyard currently being renovated.
You’ll also enjoy a mouth-watering BBQ feast prepared with meat produced by Bramblewick farm. Savor the delicious beef and salads, as well as some refreshing drinks. Hot cups of coffee or tea will also be provided.
This event is free of charge.
This event is also an excellent opportunity to network with like-minded individuals. Don’t miss out on this fantastic experience! Register below to secure your place at Bramblewick Farm.
This field day is partnered with and supported by NRM north.
Dr Harrison has over 20 years experience as a farming systems scientist, with a large part of his work focussing on carbon farming, greenhouse gas emissions and managing climate variability.