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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