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Cool Soil Initiative & Drought-preparedness workshop – 25 January, Lowesdale

January 25 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am

Riverine Plains will be hosting a Cool Soil Initiative Soil Pit and Drought-preparedness discussion on Tuesday 25 January, 2022 from 8.30 – 11.30am at George Taylor’s, Corner Riverina Hwy and Hopefield Siding Rd, Lowesdale, NSW.

The program includes:

  • Cool Soil Initiative Soil Pit: looking beneath the surface with Dr Cassandra Schefe (AgriSci)
  • Host farmer talk: Farm operations, varieties and management – George Taylor
  • Adapting irrigation systems for future drought and climatic event resilience – Denis Watson, DEDJTR
  • Managing Future Drought and Climate Challenges workshop facilitated by Kate Coffey (Riverine Plains)
    • Why is now a good time to prepare for drought.
    • Previous experiences of drought – what worked, what didn’t & identifying on-farm/business changes needed for the next drought,
    • Accessing physical and mental health services, business supports and grants,
    • How can communities be better supported during drought
    • Importance of personal and business connections.

This workshop is being delivered as part of the Enhancing Community Networks for Drought Resilience in the Riverine Plains and Cool Soil Initiative projects. Please RSVP to kate@riverineplains.org.au or jane@riverineplains.org.au or phone Ph 03 5744 1713 by 24 January, 2022.

This is a COVID-safe event which will be held in accordance with current NSW state government regulations. All attendees must provide proof of vaccination or exemption.

To download a copy of the flyer, please click here.

The Enhancing Community Networks for Drought Resilience in the Riverine Plains project is funded by the Future Drought Fund’s Networks to Build Drought Resilience program, through donors the Australian Government, Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal and the Pratt Foundation.

The Cool Soil Initiative is funded by Mars Petcare, Kelloggs Group, Manildra Group and Allied Pinnacle through the Sustainable Food Lab and Charles Sturt University (CSU), with additional funding through the Food Agility Cooperative Research Centre (CRC).



January 25
8:30 am - 11:30 am
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Riverine Plains Inc
03 5744 1713