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Friday, Jul 31, 12:05 PM AEST · 2 hours

Final Session

July 31, 2020 at 12:05:00 PM · Sydney
About This Webinar

This session is proudly supported by Local Land Services Riverina.

Understanding the shared values between vegans and livestock

Hear about the values that producers and vegans share about the ethics and sustainability of meat production, and how these values are shared. In her research, Erin is also wanting to learn from both parties’ how to improve the ethics and sustainability of meat production, and how/where this fits in the larger production system.

Dual-purpose mixtures

Many producers are utilising dual purpose mixes and cover crops in their farming businesses, but how do you make the most from them? In this session, producer Brent Alexander will share his experiences and you can then put your questions to Brent and the other panel members Colin McMaster, NSW DPI, Cowra, and Greg Condon, Grassroots Agronomy, Junee.

Agenda
  • Understanding the shared values between vegans and livestock producers in Australia (Erin Stanks, Honours student, Charles Sturt University)
  • Dual-purpose mixtures - Producer Brent Alexander will share his experiences, then you can put your questions to Brent and the other panel members Colin McMaster, NSW DPI, Cowra and Greg Condon, Grassroots Agronomy, Junee
Who can view: Everyone
Webinar Price: Free
Featured Presenters
Webinar hosting presenter
Erin is a fourth year Bachelor of Animal Science (Hons) student at Charles Sturt University. Erin grew up in Yass NSW and moved to Wagga Wagga in 2017, which she now proudly calls home. Erin has an interest in market research and ethical consumerism, how these influence market change, and future market trends within the livestock industry.
Webinar hosting presenter
Brent is a fourth-generation farmer from Lockhart NSW. He is currently running a 3200 hectare mixed farming operation with his wife Simone and father Walter. Their system is based on a 75/25 mix of cropping and a self-replacing merino sheep flock. In recent years the Alexander’s have replaced their pulse crops with mixed species cover crops in an effort to reduce risk and increase production. In 2004 Brent travelled as a Nuffield scholar and studied soil nutrients and associated vari-rate technology. Over the years Brent has held positions in many local farming organisations and was a founding director on both the Southern Agventure and FarmLink boards.
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Greg and Kirrily Condon run Grassroots Agronomy, an independent agronomy business in southern NSW. They work with corporate and family farm operations across southern NSW and are passionate about farming systems and innovations that lead to stable farm profits. Landscape management and soil improvement is a particular interest especially working with clever growers to develop high residue farming systems and the associated practice change needed for success. Greg is also an extension agronomist with WeedSmart, a national stewardship program aimed at promoting sustainable weed management.
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Colin joined NSW DPI in 2005 as a Healthy Soils, Healthy Landscapes Project Officer and has held positions as the Farming Systems Agronomist and the District Agronomist (Forbes).
In his current position as a Research and Development Agronomist, Col conducts farming systems research that aims to enhance the profitability of dryland cropping systems within NSW. Research interests include crop water use efficiency, summer fallow management, crop nutrition, canola agronomy and general dryland farming systems research. Current research projects include summer cover cropping, canola establishment and improving pulse nodulation on acid soils.
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John graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Wool and Pastoral Science) from the University of NSW in 1982 and commenced work at the Wagga Wagga Agricultural Institute in 1984 as a technical officer, working in forage conservation and ruminant nutrition research. During this time has worked on numerous industry funded projects evaluating forages and silages for beef, dairy and sheep production. In 1993 received a Masters of Rural Science from the University of New England for his research thesis on maize forage quality ‘Digestibility of Australian Maize Silages’. John is the author and editor of the ‘Successful Silage’ manual that was the basis for the TopFodder Silage extension program, which aimed to improve silage making practise on Australian dairy farms. John was also the TopFodder National Coordinator until his current appointment – Livestock Research Officer in 2005. John’s research focusses on southern farming systems, livestock nutrition and forage conservation. John supervises a number of postgraduate students at Charles Sturt University and provides technical support to the NSW DPI Feed Quality Service.