The Shire of Augusta Margaret River is delivering a dynamic conference on regenerative agriculture, in collaboration with the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD).Scheduled for September 6, 7 and 8 this year, it will be held at the Margaret River HEART, a world-class venue in the heartland of sustainable agriculture.
The event will include international, national and local keynote speakers over two conference days, with field trips on the third day at farming enterprises around the Margaret River Region.
Shire of Augusta Margaret River’s Sustainable Economy Officer Saul Cresswell said the event aims to engage in practical agricultural solutions to help build farm and community resilience.
“The conference will allow farmers to hear from other farmers and experts on proven techniques to become resilient and adaptable to climate change,” Mr Cresswell said.
Adoption of regenerative agricultural practices plays a big role in the long-term health of our farms and farming communities.”
DPIRD Primary Industries Development Deputy Director General Cec McConnell said the three-day event, including on-farm tours, offered an excellent opportunity for local farmers to access the latest information on regenerative agriculture.
“We are excited to collaborate with the Shire on this event, which will provide our local agricultural industry with access to leading experts and practitioners,” Ms McConnell said.
“Sustainable and adaptable farming systems are an important part of helping to grow and protect WA’s primary industries.”
DPIRD is a major supporter of the event. Other supporters include Perth NRM and Business Events Perth.
The Shire is grateful for the invaluable contribution from the conference steering group which includes the South West Catchments Council, Perth NRM, Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, Lower Blackwood LCDC and Lower South West Growers Group.
For more information on the Regenerative Agriculture Conference 2023.