Producers in the Mareeba-Dimbulah Irrigation Area are invited to become involved in the Healthy Farming Futures: Strong Foundations in the Northern Gulf program being offered by Northern Gulf Resource Management Group with funding from the Commonwealth Regional Landcare Partnership Program.

Healthy soils provide a strong foundation for any agricultural business.

Find out how;

  • Low soil carbon
  • Soil acidity &
  • Erosion

might be impacting your agricultural business and the steps you can take to secure strong foundations for your farm.

 The project is all about building farm soil health for long term gain and aims to increase farmer awareness and access to expertise on building soil carbon and organic matter, balancing nutrition, and supporting soil biology. Participants of the program also learn how to balance their soils and read soil tests as well as understand the important role of pH and calcium.

The 2021 intensive stream of the HFF program is currently open for expressions of interest. Some of the services currently being rolled out include soil testing, a farm management plan, technical agronomy advice, mapping, erosion control strategies, Soil Health Field Days and establishing a Healthy Soil, Healthy Food, Healthy People farmer network.

If you are interested in joining the Healthy Soil, Healthy Food, Healthy People farmer network, contact Sarah Stevens on (07) 4092 1088 You can also use the form at the bottom of this page.

If you are wishing to be fully engaged with the HFF project in round two, Expressions of Interest are now open and close on August 20 2021.

The HFF Project has funding until June 2023.  Watch this space!  Lots of good soil health initiatives to come.

Northern Gulf looks forward to collaborating with you on our quest of increasing awareness and adoption of land management practices that improve and protect the condition of our soils.

  • This includes total number of employees and partners.
  • What questions/issues/topics related to soil health and fertility interests you most? Or tell us what you want to learn?

This project is supported by North Queensland NRM Alliance through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program. This project is delivered by Northern Gulf Resource Management Group as a partner of North Queensland NRM Alliance.

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