Western Victoria is set to host a soil health day aimed at unlocking key information to support farmers wanting to increase profitability.

Sponsored by family owned and operated business NutriSoil, the Biological Farming Roundtable (BFR) brings experts in soil health to regional areas across Australia. The next BFR event in early June will take place at Waitchie in western Victoria.

NutriSoil director Nakala Maddock is excited to be hosting the BFR with Brian and Carol Fitzpatrick who farm 6000 acres of dryland cropping just west of Swan Hill.

“We love providing networking opportunities to farmers who want to increase their knowledge on how to use biology to improve soil health and therefore plant, animal and human health.

“At the moment there is a real surge of interest in NutriSoil in the western Victoria region, in particular how to make the most of biology. The Fitzpatricks are a great example of farmers expanding their knowledge to improve soil health and their farming outcomes,” Mrs Maddock said.

NutriSoil will bring agroecologist David Hardwick from Soil Land Food, who has a wealth of knowledge about the life found in soil structure and how a biologically functioning soil is key to unlocking nutrient cycling.

“Luke Harrington from Re-Gen Farming will also be on hand at the event to  provide advice on the different tools available to farmers to help them optimise soil health through biology.

“The BFR also provides a way for people to learn more about NutriSoil, the science behind our concentrated vermiwash and the benefits of using NutriSoil in next generational farming,” said Mrs Maddock.

The day will begin at the Waitchie CFA Fire Shed and will include an infield soil assessment and a tour of the Fitzpatrick’s composting system. There will be a best soil in show competition, a fun way to begin the day by looking at soil structure, and there will be plenty of networking opportunities.

Tickets are $40 per person which includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. Tickets are available through Humanitix by searching Horsham Biological Farming Roundtable, or by contacting NutriSoil directly, phone 02) 6020 9676 email – sales@nutrisoil.com.au

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