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New technology on display in outback field days

News release
06 June 2018

Posted 06 June 2018.

The SA Arid Lands NRM Region is hosting two field days in June and July to provide an opportunity for the pastoral community to come together to share ideas and learn about advances in technology that will improve productivity and land management.

SA Arid Lands NRM Presiding Member Janet Brook is delighted that people in the region will be able to access the latest information through workshops, presentations and Q&As.

“Providing opportunities to learn about advancements in water and land management is critical to the work of the NRM Board in managing our state’s precious natural resources,” Janet said.

“I’m particularly pleased that these field days are a result of consultations with the community and many of the ideas and topics that will be covered have come from the people in the arid lands region.”

Both field days will showcase drones and agricultural industry suppliers, with plenty of opportunity for feedback and discussions.

The Marree Community Field Day, hosted by the Marree Innamincka NRM Group, will be held on Friday, 8 June 2016 at the Marree Racecourse and it is the first time in many years that local land managers have had the opportunity to gather in Marree to discuss new farming practices and land management techniques.

Drone demonstrations will be held to highlight their application in a land management setting, and there will also be canid pest ejector demonstrations and training sessions for baiting.

As well as stalls, there will be a number of information sessions throughout the day and a snake awareness and safety demonstration by Julian Craig. For families there is an all-day toy marquee for younger children, and activities including a dance workshop by Dusty-Feet Mob for older children.

The North West Pastoral Field Day hosted by the Kingoonya NRM Group will be held on 6 July, 2018 at the Glendambo Gymkhana Grounds. This day will feature a number of demonstrations including telemetry, drones, butchery, and sheep ultra-scanning. Sheep-dog training will also be offered and land managers are invited to bring their sheep-dogs to train with SA sheepdog trainer Josh Lines - registrations are essential for this.

Funding for these events has been provided through the SA Arid lands NRM Board with assistance from local and industry sponsors, and support from local stock agencies.

More information

Communications Officer

86485979

cherie.gerlach@sa.gov.au