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Know your soils – free workshops

South East Local Land Services is inviting landholders to attend two free soil assessment workshops to be held at Bredbo on Saturday, 24 October and Bungendore on Sunday, 25 October 2015.

Land Services Officer, Alice McGrath said the events are being held as part of the National Soils Skills Competition.

"The workshops will provide participants with practical, hands-on skills to evaluate their paddocks using on-farm assessment techniques," Ms McGrath said.

"Attendees will also be provided with kits to measure key soil attributes.

"These skills will assist landholders to make informed farm management decisions to help them achieve positive outcomes for soil health and to improve farm profitability.

"Up-skilling and equipping groups of farmers with the tools to understand, evaluate and monitor their land themselves is one approach to building the resilience of farming communities to adapt to more sustainable practices."

In late November South East Local Land Services will be holding a walk 'n talk tour at Rossi to explore the many land management considerations for new small farm owners.  There will be discussions about pasture identification, fire management, managing biodiversity and property planning.

To register or for further information about the soil assessment workshops and the walk n' talk tour, please contact Alice McGrath, South East Local Land Services Queanbeyan on
(02) 6229 7713 or email Alice.McGrath@lls.nsw.gov.au.

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Media contacts:

Alice McGrathDebra Thompson
Land Services Officer Senior Land Services Officer (Communications)
South East Local Land Services South East Local Land Services
Telephone:  02 6229 7713 | Mobile: 0408 372 106 Telephone:  02 4224 9707 | Mobile: 0408 969 230
Email:  Alice.McGrath@lls.nsw.gov.auEmail: Debra.Thompson@lls.nsw.gov.au