Hunter Local Land Services will host workshops in the Dungog district to help local property owners assess their land and pastures.
The workshops to be held in November and December aim to help property owners assess what they can do to increase the productivity and environmental health of their property.
The Snapshot Program uses some simple do-it-yourself tools to make meaningful assessments of the condition of a farm's soils, pastures, water and native vegetation.
It is a condition assessment which can be used by producers to monitor changes following changes to management, or by new landholders who would like to know which particular aspects of their property could benefit from a closer look.
The Snapshot kit contains a guide book and most of what you need to make the assessments. The assessments will take you around three or four hours to complete.
The Snapshot Program is run over two half days and includes a laboratory soil test and biological activity test, and two workshops: one to show you how to do the assessments and a second one to review the results of your assessments and make sense of your soil test results.
The cost is $330 per property. The first event will be held at Wallarobba Hall on November 14, 2019.
To register interest contact Hunter Local Land Services Sustainable Agriculture Extension Officer Col Freeman on 0428 043 427 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org