Tickets – Enterprise Transition Workshop

 

February 28 – 9:30 am to 2:00 pm, Goulburn Soldiers Club

Members click here to book your free tickets

Non Members are very welcome – click here for tickets – cost is $25 each
Proceeds to the Country Education Foundation

What’s on the road ahead for your farming enterprise?

  • Do you want to expand or diversify current production?
  • Are you approaching retirement and want to change your workload?
  • Returning to the farm and need to reconnect with local networks ?
  • Are you an aspiring farmer trying to establish your own agribusiness?

Regardless of where you’re at right now, change is always just around the corner.  Tablelands Farming Systems helps farmers be informed and prepared for the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.

We’ve bought together a group of passionate, expert presenters to work with local farmers in an innovative half day workshop.  Sam Marwood – Cultivate Farms will share his story from growing up on a farm in Central Victoria to co founding what is described as the “Tinder of farming”.  Cultivate Farms connects retiring farmers and aspiring farmers with each other an investors.

Along with Sam, established local farmers will provide insights into their personal journeys, aspiring farmers will speak on their passion for establishing their own farms and the challenges they face trying to find their way into the industry.  We’ll also have banking, finance and investor presentations.

2016 Spring Seasonal Forecasting Report – Out Now!

2016 Spring Seasonal Report

During 2016 South East Local Land Services, in conjunction with Tablelands Farming Systems and Monaro
Farming Systems established a network of soil moisture probes across the Southern Tablelands. As part of
this network nine moisture probes have been strategically positioned across the landscape to gather realtime
information on what’s happening to soil moisture under our pastures.

Moisture probes have been installed at the following locations:
– Boorowa
– Bigga
– Laggan
– Bannister
– Gunning
– Lake Bathurst
– Braidwood
– Cooma.

Soil moisture information is provided in real-time, with measurements taken at 10 cm increments down to
a depth of 1 m. Soil temperature is also recorded every 10 cm. Each site also features an automatic rain
gauge which records rainfall on an hourly basis.

One of the major benefits of collecting soil moisture data is it gives us an indication of how much moisture
we have in the profile at any given time – i.e. is the ‘bucket’ full, half full or almost empty? Having some
understanding of current soil moisture provides an extra piece of valuable information which can be used
to increase your confidence with decision making at critical stages of the season

seasonal-report_spring-2016_20-9-16

Factsheet 1: Weather forecasting explained

TFS Factsheet no1_April 2016_weather forecasting explained

This factsheet contains information on how to better understand weather maps, help to interpret weather information and develop an appreciation for those factors that drive weather and seasonal change that directly impacts our region. It is the first instalment of the TFS Factsheet Series, covering practical information to support farm businesses.

Media Release: Growing the future of Tablelands Farming Systems

Read all about Tablelands Farming Systems in a media release talking about the new soil probe project. Further enquiries, contact Jen Medway by email tablelandsfarming@gmail.com

Seasonal forecasting, regional factsheets, benchmarking projects and workshops on better business planning are just some of the initiatives Tablelands Farming Systems (TFS) will run over the next three years with funding from the South East Local Land Services (LLS).

TFS was recently announced as one of only 31 groups to receive funding under the South East LLS’ Community, Industry and Landscapes Fund, securing $150,000 over three years for new and continuing TFS initiatives….

Read more by visiting TFS Media Release_May 2016