Taking the reigns: Farmer-driven learning, innovation and extension for profitable dairy pasture production in New South Wales.

Jess Jennings, Allan Andrews, Michael Friend, Michael Ison, Nandarajah Sriskandarajah

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 10th Australian Agronomy Conference
EditorsNeville Mendham
Place of PublicationHobart, Australia
PublisherAustralian Society for Agronomy
Pages1-5
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Event10th Australian Agronomy Conference - Hobart, Australia, Australia
Duration: 29 Jan 200101 Feb 2001

Conference

Conference10th Australian Agronomy Conference
CountryAustralia
Period29/01/0101/02/01

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    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.