Our mission is the broad scale regeneration of perennial grasslands, cropping land and functioning forests to address climate change, increase landscape function and food and water security, while caring for farmers, communities and profits.
We support our goals by providing training opportunities, conferences, mentoring, demonstrations, promoting research, community building and collaborating with like-minded organisations.
Managing through Drought and Bushfire
Waiting for the rain requires the patience of a saint………or the patience of a farmer.
The Regenerative Agriculture Network Tasmania (RANT) was looking for a way to support our East Coast farmers in the drought and had a conversation with Centrelink’s Farm Household Case Officer from the Australian Government Department of Human Services.
Centrelink has a Farm Household Allowance program and also a $4,000 supplement that gives farmers the opportunity to develop business and management skills, access relevant training and pay for advice to better manage their farm business.
RANT and Stipa Native Grasses Association, both farmer driven not-for-profit organisations are assisting build a community of support for farmers by facilitating one on one support through focusing on low cost, low risk management, on regenerating existing pasture from current soil seed bank through grazing management and designing farm businesses so the both the people and the business recover.
Graeme Hand is the CEO of Stipa and will lead the project. Graeme’s background is in bushfire and drought recovery, developing whole of business and regenerative grazing plans and selecting animals for low energy maintenance. Graeme has recently been working with a beef farming family in drought affected eastern Victoria, with a similar weather pattern as the Tasmanian east coast. The family chose to take up the offer of the $4000 activity supplement and have now halted the business decline and are in a good position to make profit when the rain comes.
The Farm Household Allowance information is here (hyperlink into newsletters if you would like) https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/farm-household-allowance
Regenerative Agriculture Network Tasmania email@example.com 0429 931640
Hand for the Land firstname.lastname@example.org 0418532130
“Designing Stable Profits with Regenerative Agriculture” workshops with Graeme Hand
May 2019 around Tasmania.
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