Keeping your hands dirty
We want to share our knowledge and help others understand the importance of soil, the value of quality soil information, and help people make evidence based decisions.
We are doing this though a series of workshops hosted in partnership with other agencies such as Local Lands Services and Department of Primary Industries.
Some of these workshops are tailored to the needs of farmers and land managers while others are aimed at soil professionals who provide soil advice to others.
The first workshop for soil professionals was Soils from top to bottom which ran at Wellington in August 2015. Building on this success, and incorporating feedback from participants, the second workshop Soils – what are they telling me ran in Cowra on 17-18th August 2016. Also check out our Dubbo workshop at ABC Rural
To make sure participants get the greatest value possible from the workshop, the content is structured around their needs and there is a good mix of theory and practical. The SKN ‘brains trust’ is on hand for the curly questions.
We asked SKN member Tony Voller about why there is a need for these workshops and his key message that soil is a precious gift for future generations.
Hear what SKN member Adrian Harte had to say about knowledge transfer and how we can improve the management of our soils.
Keeping Your Hands Dirty is important so join us at workshop or field day soon.
What they said about the Wellington workshop.
“Really good couple of days”– Alice, West Wyalong
“[I’ve] learnt a lot about soil variation — Shelby, Narromine
“Just knowing what resources are out there, eSpade etc’ — Michael, Wellington
“Happy with what we covered….Loved the soils pits and the field trip” — Rohan, Warren
Soil Pits and Kits is a program run by the Central West Local Lands Services and are targeting farmers and land managers across the Central West. SKN will be helping deliver up to 20 field days over the next two years.
Sally Bryant from the ABC came along to the first field day – read her report for ABC Rural