August 2, 2022

How regenerative farming methods are helping growers build and store more carbon on their farms will be the focus of one of Australia’s leading farmer conferences in Moama this month. The latest innovations in broadacre cropping and grazing will be on the agenda at the VicNoTill conference ‘Carbon Power’, a three-day event starting on August...

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CARBON POWER tickets on sale!

June 16, 2022

VicNoTill is thrilled to see the return of our annual farmers helping farmers conference – take 3! And to make up for not having our conference for a couple of years and to celebrate 20 years of VicNoTill, we’re making it a 3-day event on August 16, 17 & 18 including: Rainfall simulator and farm...

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Bugs & Brews paddock event with Fraser Pogue

June 10, 2022

We all know farmers helping farmers is the best way to learn and we’re excited to bring you this hands-on, practical farm event with leading Australian farmer Fraser Pogue. Fraser is never afraid to try new things in his pursuit of ‘good farming’ and is generously sharing his experiences with bioferments and biostimulants on his...

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Carbon Series – multi-species cropping, rotational grazing, bugs n brews

April 29, 2022

VicNoTill is excited to bring farmers the Carbon Series, webinars that focus on soil carbon and provide practical steps to help you increase soil organic matter in your farming system. Featuring three specialists in this regenerative, no-till farming system field, the webinars start on Friday April 29 and continue during May and June 2022. We’ve...

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Workshop & Paddock Events, March 1 & 2

February 22, 2022

We are so excited – we have 2 Carbon Power farmers helping farmers events coming up! March 1 in Tatura VIC – BOOK here March 2 in Sandigo NSW – BOOK here With Dr Terry McCosker Principles of soil health management Optimising carbon storage & sequestration Navigating the set-up of an on-farm carbon project Dr...

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VicNoTill Conference POSTPONED 2022

December 7, 2021

Update January 12, 2022: It is with sincerest regret and disappointment that VicNoTill is postponing our Carbon Power conference for the third time. We had hoped to bring together our large network of farmers and highly valued sponsors of our not-for-profit organisation in Moama on February 9, 2022 with an incredible line-up of speakers, but...

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Doing more with less is the new path for ag: HENRY CROOKE

September 7, 2021

The Crooke family’s soil story appeared in our member magazine ‘From the Ground Up’ Issue #63 Autumn 2021. We welcome new members, and your membership includes a copy of our popular magazine.  “I’m pretty fascinated about soil biology now and really want to work to improve it instead of killing it.” Henry and Terri Crooke Coolamon...

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VicNoTill new president Dan Fox

August 17, 2021

We’re thrilled to announce that VicNoTill  has a new president, Dan Fox from the Marrar district in NSW. Dan was elected as president at our AGM after past president Brent Rothacker finished his term in the role.  If you’d like to get to know a little bit more about what Dan and his family are...

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FRASER POGUE: From the pages of books to the silver screen

July 9, 2021

This story first appeared in Issue 62, the Spring 20120 edition of our member magazine From the Ground Up. We welcome new members, and your membership includes a copy of our popular magazine. JOIN NOW. By Melissa Pouliot In the winter 2016 edition of From the Ground Up, Ardmona irrigation farmer Fraser Pogue’s story began...

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Introducing biofertilisers to a no-till system

July 9, 2021

Q&A with Fraser Pogue When did you start using biofertilisers? We started using a commercially available liquid about nine years ago. What prompted you to start using them and continue using them? We first started using them to reduce our use of synthetic fertilisers. The first time we tried it in faba beans it worked...

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VicNoTill board nominations now open

July 6, 2021

We are looking for new farmers to help us lead our national network of like-minded farmers. VicNoTill’s goal is to advance regenerative, biological farming systems and share knowledge and expertise in no-till and zero-till systems. Our network is spread across Australia and our farmers are managing their systems under a range of climate and environmental...

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June 5, 2021

Unfortunately, due to current COVID restrictions, we have had to postpone our conference 2021 until spring. We’re working towards the same fabulous lineup. We will update our members via email and social media when we have confirmed the new date. Featuring Costa Georgiadis, John Kempf and Graeme Sait. VicNoTill is thrilled to host our annual...

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Tribute to retiring board member Matt McKinley

May 19, 2021

It is with mixed emotions that VicNoTill farewelled two of its valuable board members, Paul Oxbrow and Matt McKinley this year. Matt was our board’s first NSW member and joined in 2017, and we have appreciated his refreshing honesty as his approach to building a more resilient farming system has evolved. We took a look...

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Tribute to retiring board member Paul Oxbrow

May 19, 2021

It is with mixed emotions that VicNoTill farewelled two of its valuable board members, Paul Oxbrow and Matt McKinley this year. Paul is one of the organisation’s longest-serving board members, first joining in 2006. Paul has made a significant contribution to our ‘farmers helping farmers’ network in that time. We took a look back with...

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Farmer’s quest to find the right balance

October 19, 2020

Jason and Caroline Willis Dirnaseer, NSW Mixed farm, cropping and sheep Biological system since 2004 Below is an excerpt of a story which first appeared in Vic No-Till’s member magazine From the Ground Up, Winter 2020. We had some incredible feedback on the story, as did Jason and Caroline. If you would like to read...

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Nutrition farming for broadacre

September 23, 2020

We have just uploaded our latest webinar to VicNoTill’s YouTube channel. VicNoTill president Brent Rothacker and board member Tara Hindson catch up with Graeme Sait, CEO and co-founder of Nurtri-Tech Solutions, TED Talk presenter ‘Humus saves the world’ and internationally sought after presenter on links between soil, plant, animal and human health. Graeme travels the...

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Residue to the MAX

July 28, 2020

Stubble residue drives productivity. How? It reduces evaporation, protects against erosion and provides young plants with a better growing environment. A stripper front is a tool that maximises residue. Here’s a first hand account of Australian growers who are using stripper fronts, plus one South Dakotan farmer whose been using them since the early 1990s....

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Soil farming – a balancing act

July 16, 2020

• Toby Caithness, 340ha Bengworden • Trevor and Carryn Caithness, 1400ha Forge Creek • East Gippsland VIC • Cattle, sheep and cropping • Summer forage crops for cattle • Also own a fertiliser supply and spreading business • Using nutrients to balance soils for past two decades This story first appeared in From the Ground...

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VicNoTill Webinars

July 13, 2020

With VicNoTill’s focus on bringing farmers together in paddocks, at workshops and at our sell-out annual conference – 2020 has required a big shift in the way we keep our members in touch with each other. We’ve introduced live webinars and have launched a new YouTube channel where we are sharing these webinars and other...

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Tribute to retiring VicNoTill board members

February 14, 2020

It is with mixed emotions that VicNoTill has farewelled two of its valuable board members, president Grant Sims and treasurer Ross Watson. Ross, who farms near Swan Hill in the Mallee, joined VicNoTill in 2014 and Grant from Pine Grove in North Central Victoria joined the following year. They opened their paddocks and enthusiastically welcomed...

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