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Terry McCosker: Transforming Agriculture

Terry McCosker: Transforming Agriculture

The enduring influence Dr Terry McCosker OAM has had on Australian broadacre production systems spans five decades and is considered by countless primary producers and industry influencers alike to be unrivalled across the nation’s agricultural sector.A respected...

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Soil lays groundwork for farm business health

Project Pioneer and RCS workshop facilitator, Nic Kentish, has seen grazing business owners across Australia make uncomplicated changes to how they care for their soil, to reap big benefits.“There’s been some serious lightbulb moments when producers have seen how they...

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Regenerative success inspires career

Regenerative success inspires career

George Stacey, RCS Project Officer An honour improving grazing businesses and protecting the Reef.RCS Project Officer, George Stacey, believes he will look back on Project Pioneer and feel a sense of great pride. As a man who has lived experience in seeing the success...

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Safeguarding the Reef through soil health

Safeguarding the Reef through soil health

Kerrie Sagnol, RCS Soil Health and Carbon Advisor Inspired to transform grazing businesses and safeguard the reef through soil health.Kerrie Sagnol grew up in Mortlake, a small farming community in south-west Victoria, but it wasn’t until she began working for RCS...

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Pillars of regeneration – Soil

Prioritising soil and vegetative health helps to ensure reduced runoff and that an operation’s most basic, yet vital asset – its soil - is not washed away. This is critical to improving the quality of the water that flows into the surrounding waterways.Project Pioneer...

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Pillars of regeneration – People

Project Pioneer producers learnt the importance of building strong communication, goal setting and time management skills, and to think critically and strategically about the people in their business.The lines between family and business are often blurred within...

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Pillars of regeneration – Production

Through Project Pioneer, producers learnt to implement regenerative management practices and grazing principles, including grass budgeting and resting country, to gain a better understanding of the relationship between economics and animals to increase on-farm...

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Pillars of regeneration – Land

Through Project Pioneer, producers gained knowledge to better understand soil health, ecology and best practice operational methods, to improve the condition of their land.Producers learned that while seasons are variable, they can employ a suite of tactics to...

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Pillars of regeneration – Business

Through Project Pioneer, producers learnt about key business indicators and processes, such as cashflow planning and budgeting skills to improve financial literacy and increase profitability.Profitability and good business management was taught as an essential aspect...

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Angus working for both sides of the fence

Angus working for both sides of the fence

An unassuming star picket boundary fence west of Rockhampton stood out as a pivotal memory in a year of transformative highlights for Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) Agricultural Extension Work Placement Program graduate, Angus Dunne.For Angus, the scene brought...

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Improved land management delivers cleaner water to reef

Improved land management delivers cleaner water to reef

Improvement in grazing land management practices is making a real difference to the quality of water entering the Great Barrier Reef catchment and the biodiversity of grazing landscapes, according to new research from CQUniversity.In a pilot trial conducted as part of...

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Project Pioneer is funded by the partnership between the Australian Government’s Reef Trust and the Great Barrier Reef Foundation. The project is delivered by RCS with support from WWF, Maia Technology, Farm Map 4D and CQUniversity.