Cereal Production … from the beginning for women.

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Women from central Eyre Peninsula with a passion for farming are invited to register for the ‘Cereal Production … from the beginning for women’ workshop in Wudinna, beginning Friday 1 April 2016.

Sustainable Farming Officer Mary Crawford said the workshop will be held over five sessions to give women the opportunity to build new skills and network.

“Women play an important role in farm business enterprise however, when it comes to the science behind farming some feel a bit left behind, despite the fact that they're often responsible for keeping the financial side of the business in good order,” Ms Crawford said.

“We’ll cover all the essential things for cereal production including soils and nutrition, weed identification and management options, the role of legumes and cereal, in-season management of crops (including fertility), disease management, managing seasonal conditions and marketing.”

Natural Resources Officer Luke Nettle said everyone will have the opportunity to get out in the paddocks for practical experiences and visit the silos, mill and bakery.

“It’s wonderful to have Wudinna, Yaninee and Mount Damper Sustainable Agriculture Group hosting to provide women with an opportunity to build on agronomic skills that would otherwise be difficult to obtain,” Mr Nettle said.

“We would like participants to build confidence to provide input into day-to-day agronomic decision making and management, and better monitor and identify issues to improve business management.”

The workshop is funded by the Eyre Peninsula Natural Resources Management Board, Grain and Graze 3, Rabobank and Australian Government.

The five workshop sessions are spread out during the growing season, with future session dates still to be set.

The workshop costs $110 (inc GST) per person. Register your spot by calling Luke Nettle 0448 891 082.

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