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Small Farms Big Changes - Eli on farm cropped Tweed Shire Council has been awarded a grant from the NSW Environmental Trust to conduct a series of farm field days and workshops over the 2019-2021 period.

To help design the most relevant and productive workshop series possible, Tweed Shire Council engaged Southern Cross University to determine the educational needs of Tweed's farmers, their preferred methods of engagement and to seek ideas on the best strategies to address environmental challenges on our local farms.

If you would like to join our contact list and receive up-to-date email notifications about upcoming field days, project outcomes and other activities conducted by Council's Sustainable Agriculture Program just email ‘subscribe’ with your primary and (if applicable) secondary farming industry to agriculture@tweed.nsw.gov.au.

For more information about the Small Farms Big Changes Project contact:

Eli Szandala
Program Leader, Sustainable Agriculture
Tweed Shire Council
e: eszandala@tweed.nsw.gov.au
p: (02) 6670 2599

Upcoming workshops

In response to the landholder survey, the following workshops/field days are planned for the 2020-2021 period:
  • Biological controls for plant pests – to be held at Summit Organics Tyalgum
  • Managing soil erosion – Location TBD
  • Harnessing biodiversity benefits on farm – to be held at a Reserve Creek cattle farm
  • Farm innovation and technology – location TBD
  • Showcasing the Tweed’s farming champions – bus tour
Unfortunately due to COVID-19 restrictions, all public events are on hold. We expect to be underway again as soon as restrictions ease.

To be notified as soon as registrations open for upcoming workshops please subscribe to agriculture@tweed.nsw.gov.au.

Recent workshops

Regenerating soils for healthy vegetable production
Managing pastures in the dry
Worst Weeds of the Tweed
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