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Working together for a sustainable Australia - Getting our hands dirty: The future of agriculture and soil management

In this third of the 2012 Fenner Forum Series, we examine some of the key issues critical to the future sustainability and productivity of Australian soils and landscapes.

In an age of mounting pressures and expectations on Australian soils and landscapes, managers and custodians of these resources, including farmers and researchers, face increasingly complex challenges. This forum will cover various topics including:

• examining how robust is the state of current research/extension/development capabilities to meet these complex challenges
• analyzing what lessons can be learnt from consultancy experiences in the Asia Pacific region
• identifying what tools farmers need to manage Australian landscapes under increasing pressures from variable climate and market forces, and
• scrutinizing how well we prepare our graduates with the skills and knowledge needed to meet these challenges.

The forum will involve a diverse range of excellent speakers who will draw on their extensive experience to discuss and analyse these many challenges. 152

The forum will feature:

- Dr. Richard Greene, Senior Lecturer in Soil and Land Management, ANU Fenner School
- Dr. Michele Barson, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
- Dr. Mike Bourke, Adjunct Senior Fellow, ANU College of Asia Pacific
- Mr. David Marsh, Holistic Manager, “Allendale”, Boorowa, NSW
- Mr. David Noble, Agronomist with Landmark, and ANU Alumni

Find out more here

Register for the event here

Speaker/Host: Fenner School of Environment and Society
Venue: Seminar Room 1.02, Forestry Building 48, Linnaeus Way, ANU
Date: Tuesday, 29 May 2012
Time: 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Enquiries: Simon Copland on 6125 7509

Lerida Estate Winery - Lake George
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