The Profitable Pastures Project (PPP) is an industry-funded project that aims to improve pasture-based feeding systems in the New South Wales dairy industry, and simultaneously raise farmers' profile in formulating the industry's agenda for research, development and extension. An Action Research methodology is being used to facilitate the establishment of farmer centred learning groups in six regions from Taree south to Bega and Wagga Wagga. Progress has varied across groups, but 18 months into the project, all groups have agreed on their learning priorities and started to implement their own programs, covering various technical aspects of pasture production. Issues relating to data collection and critical reflection are discussed.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 10th Australian Agronomy Conference|
|Place of Publication||Hobart, Australia|
|Publisher||Australian Society for Agronomy|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 2001|
|Event||10th Australian Agronomy Conference - Hobart, Australia, Australia|
Duration: 29 Jan 2001 → 01 Feb 2001
|Conference||10th Australian Agronomy Conference|
|Period||29/01/01 → 01/02/01|
Jennings, J., Andrews, A., Friend, M., Ison, M., & Sriskandarajah, N. (2001). Taking the reigns: Farmer-driven learning, innovation and extension for profitable dairy pasture production in New South Wales. In N. Mendham (Ed.), Proceedings of the 10th Australian Agronomy Conference (pp. 1-5). Australian Society for Agronomy.