Big Change at Southern Dirt

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Southern Dirt has taken a strategic decision to change the direction of the group back to a local trials and research group. We will now concentrate on trials in the Kojonup region up to 100kms radius with similar farming practices only. Hopefully by consolidating our reach it will allow us to provide more focus to local farmer members in the mixed farming space.

All Peel and Southwest members will go under the new organisation WA Future Food Network which will be chaired by CEO Tracey Hodgkins who will be leaving Southern Dirt at the end of the month. The network was formed to carry on the great work that has done under Tracey’s guidance for the past six years. The network aims to drive and support the development of a progressive local food industry in WA throughout the supply chain. Southern Dirt staff members Hannah Lalor who will be CEO of the Network and Jessica Bantz the Chief Operations Officer will transfer to the network to carry on their work for WA farm and food businesses. The WA Future Food Network will continue to support Southern Dirt farmers.

Grizzly Tiny

Non-Wetting Soils Project and Grizzly Tiny Demo

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Video Recorded live at the Southern Dirt Spring Field Day 2020 in Tambellup, Western Australia.

A demonstration of the Grizzly Tiny tearing into difficult ground, turning, loosening and revitalising along with a discussion about the Southern Dirt Non-Wetting Soils project. Presented by Alec Smith from Kojonup Agricultural Supplies and Glenn McDonald, research scientist at DPIRD.

New Variety Trials Dating

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Video Recorded live at the Southern Dirt Spring Field Day 2020 in Kojonup, Western Australia.

Meet your potential variety match with breeding company representatives Alana and Georgia.

We apologise but the New Variety Trials video is currently unavailable.

Student Impact

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Video Recorded live at the Southern Dirt Spring Field Day 2020 in Kojonup, Western Australia.

Dual purpose crops project. Mel Shepperd runs the agriculture program at Kojonup District High School, specifically teaching food and fibre production.