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 of 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
    Country/TerritoryAustralia
    Period29/01/0101/02/01

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