New ideas and shared findings on everything from creating better topsoil to lucerne suitability, feed budgeting for stock and forage trials comparing hundreds of varieties created endless agricultural possibilities last week. Aside from offering social interaction and communication, the Gippsland Agricultural Group (GAgG) Spring Field Day last Thursday meant the 117 attendees could choose a subject and increase their knowledge base.
GAgG chief executive officer, Trevor Caithness, was happy with the roll up, saying despite cold weather, low commodity prices and high interest rates, producers were able to recognise there were things in farming they could control.
"Our attendees had the choice of 11 presentations," Trevor said.
"It was most encouraging to observe our members gleaning information from trials to take home and try out in their own business.
"The degree of upskilling that's taking place within our region is excellent.
"Thursday was our fourth annual spring field day and was the largest turnout we've had."
IMAGE: Gippsland Agricultural Group’s drought adoption officer, Rick Blackshaw, explains the sub soil amelioration demonstration to gathered farmers at the Gippsland Ag Group’s Spring Field Day last week.
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