Berry Rotary Small Farm Field Days
10 September 2014
Wet and muddy conditions didn't deter over 100 exhibitors and 1,300 people from turning out for the Berry Small Farm Field Days held at the Berry Showground on Friday, 5 and Saturday, 6 September.
South East Local Land Services proudly provided Silver support for this year's event.
Land Management Officer, Andrew Britton said South East Local Land Services staff spoke with hundreds of producers, land managers and community members over the two-day event, providing advice on topics such as pasture production, weed control in remnant vegetation, farm biosecurity and feral animal control.
"The field day provided staff with an excellent opportunity to meet with local people to discuss the variety of current projects and activities that are being delivered by Local Land Services across the region," Mr Britton said.
"The Local Land Services exhibit included some interesting displays including a pasture and weed identification table and Boris the feral pig. Free locally grown plants were provided by Landcare Illawarra's woodland and rainforest biodiversity project.
"The majority of people we spoke with said they want to continually improve their land. The range of services, knowledge and skills Local Land Services provides can assist them to make this happen.
"By understanding their individual needs and issues we were able to advise them about forthcoming training opportunities and projects Local Land Services has undertaken in collaboration with land managers," Mr Britton said.
South East Local Land Services delivers agricultural, biosecurity, natural resource management and emergency response services and support to land managers.
These services aim to protect local industries from plant and animal pests and diseases, improve agricultural productivity, enhance natural resources and assist communities to prevent, prepare and response to emergencies such as flood, fire and drought.