The Regional Agriculture Landcare Facilitators (RALF) role is to engage and inform farming communities and agricultural industries within Northern Tasmania about emerging ideas, innovative practices and relevant new government policy to help improve the sustainability, productivity and profitability in agriculture.
Regional Agriculture Landcare Facilitators help to coordinate and deliver:
They can also help with facilitating ideas and practices, such as:
Regional Agriculture Landcare Facilitators (RALFs) provide important core agricultural services within their region for long lasting community outcomes and NRM North is encouraged by the opportunity to deliver positive outcomes by 2023 as part of the RALF program.
The partnerships created and projects carried out during the funding program will best deliver agricultural outcomes, such as connecting industry, grower and community groups to address common issues.
Services will be delivered to land managers, landcare groups and farming system groups by Adrian James, RALF at NRM North, through a range of mechanisms including:
Return to the Land Program.
Increasing target farmers' understanding of hillslope erosion.
Raising awareness of the limitations in productivity caused by soil acidification in pastures.
Improving carbon flow into the soil in cropping systems and pasture.