Dairy farmers in the Macalister Irrigation District and Jack and Albert rivers catchment area have the opportunity to be involved in GippsDairy’s Fert$mart program. Expressions of interest are currently open and close on Friday, 31 March.
This is a fantastic funding opportunity for dairy farmers in these areas to get expert advice on fertiliser and soil management through Fert$mart. You’ll be supported by a local agronomist to:
- complete soil and effluent pond testing
- conduct a combination of one-on-one farm visits and group workshops with other farmers in your area
- create a nutrient management plan for your dairy business plus on-farm advice on actions to reduce nutrient runoff
Subsidised program cost to the farm business is $50 per soil test (four tests) – all other costs included.
Numbers are limited so register early to avoid disappointment by providing your name, contact details and address by email or phone to Donna Gibson, GippsDairy on 0409 178 624 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This program is supported by West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme.