Reboot Your Grazing with Soil Land Food

A fresh pasture. Photo credit Anthony Rosser
11th Jul 2023

Resilient, healthy and productive grazing landscapes will be the focus of a free workshop series for farmers in the Guyra and Walcha districts over the coming months.
The first Reboot Your Grazing workshops are designed to increase farmers understanding of soil types and soil health.
David Hardwick, Agroecologist from Soil Land Food said the workshops are devised to give farmers a holistic overview to landscape management.
“We use a systems approach through managing farm ecology, regenerating landscapes and helping farmers with good decision making on a whole property scale,” David said.
“The first two workshops on soil extension are to help landholders build practical confidence by understanding soils and soil constraints.”
The first workshop will be held in July, at Guyra on July 24th with Kristy Youman, a Farming Systems Extension Specialist from Soil Land Food. A second workshop will be held in Walcha on July 25th.
The initial workshop will cover all your essential knowledge on soils from understanding your topsoil, soil types, soil health and soil fertility and the 4 steps to soil success.
Project Officer – Sustainable Agriculture, with Southern New England Landcare Elizabeth Rosser said the workshops are suitable for those who would like to develop their practical knowledge and skills to make good management decisions and increase drought resilience.
“I encourage local farmers to take advantage of this opportunity,” Elizabeth said. ‘I am really excited to facilitate this opportunity to learn from David and the team at Soil Land Food on how to build soil health and optimise a planned grazing approach.”
This project received funding from the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund and Armidale Regional Council.
For more information, visit the Southern New England Landcare website or contact Elizabeth Rosser on 02 6772 9123, email
For bookings: Guyra 24 July: