These projects have been funded as part of GHCMA program called Our Catchment Our Communities Landscape Scale Grants.
The OCOC project is focusing on improving catchment health and climate resilience through activities that support wetland cultural knowledge, health and connectivity in the upper Wannon and Hopkins River catchments.
The OCOC focus area covers the reach of 4 landcare networks, each supported by a landcare facilitator who are working together to support farmers -to consider strategies to protect and manage their wetlands, while demonstrating positive financial impact because of doing so.
Landcare Facilitators working within the OCOC area have secured funding for a new project called Protecting Wetlands Together…Precision Ag. This project has been funded as part of GHCMA program called Our Catchment Our Communities Landscape Scale Grants.
This project aims to provide clarity on what precision ag strategies and software is currently being used within the OCOC region and inspire a select group of cropping farmers and agronomists to consider precision ag strategies to protect and manage wetlands. This group will become known as the OCOC Precision Ag Advisory Group. The group will then be provided the opportunity to learn about the latest technology available for precision ag by attending the Agri futures Evoke AG ‘Down to Earth’ conference in Feb 2023.
This will be followed by a workshop to explore further what precision ag strategies could be used to protect and manage wetlands within a cropping system.
To complete an Expression of Interest to attend the evokeAg ‘Down to Earth’ event, please click here