Regional Agriculture Landcare Facilitator

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.

Focus

Regional Agriculture Landcare Facilitators help to coordinate and deliver:

  • workshops, farm demonstrations and peer learning sessions related to soil management and climate resilience;
  • agriculture industry event related to productivity-enhancing technologies; and
  • collaboration between diverse organisations and businesses servicing the rural community.

They can also help with facilitating ideas and practices, such as:

  • building resilience to significant changes in climate;
  • on‐farm biosecurity;
  • improved service delivery; or
  • updates of grant opportunities.
Small Farm Living focus area
The Regional Agriculture Landcare Facilitator role covers the northern Tasmania NRM region.
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The program will encourage industry, growers and community groups to work together to address common issues.

Value

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.

Delivery

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:

  • collaborative technology presentations and in-field technology demonstrations;
  • participation and advocacy in relevant working groups;
  • assisting farming communities and agriculture industries/ groups to develop new projects and seek new funding opportunities;
  • participating in Tasmania’s Forum of Rural Stakeholders to provide advice and activities in crisis response; and
  • sustainable agricultural projects and events.
Feed energy in livestock
Adrian James discusses feed energy in livestock.

Partners

This project is supported by NRM North, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.

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Partners

This project is supported by NRM North, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.

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Land Projects & Programs

Land Program

Return to the Land Program.

Hillslope Erosion

Increasing target farmers' understanding of hillslope erosion.

Soil Acidification

Raising awareness of the limitations in productivity caused by soil acidification in pastures.

Soil Carbon

Improving carbon flow into the soil in cropping systems and pasture.