Soils for the Future

Mid Lachlan Landcare is extremely happy to announce that our new project, funded by the NSW Environmental Trust, has begun. ‘Soils for the Future’ will be working with local farmers to improve their knowledge and uptake of best practice soil management in dryland cropping systems in the Mid Lachlan Landcare region. It will provide 16 farmers with an individual assessment of their current soil management as well as tailored observations on future actions.

These participants will have input into the content and format of future field days and seminars that will cover progressing environmental outcomes and profitable farming in our region.

Project participants will have access to informed, balanced advice about soil management actions and systems which maximise soil health. Mid Lachlan Landcare members have highlighted the need for informed, balanced discussion and advice about soil health management within cropping systems.

We are very lucky to have secured the services of local Cowra soil scientist Mr Ian Packer as our soil expert and Canowindra local, 2018 Nuffield scholarship recipient, Mr Stuart McDonald as the project facilitator. The project is being managed by a volunteer board who will guide the project and carry out the needs analysis for the region.

‘Soils for the Future’ will be focused on the environmental health of our region through improving soil management on farm while maintaining productive and profitable farms into the future.

Soil Pit Field day ‘Glenbrook’ Canowindra – June 2021

If you would like to find out more about this project please email:-

This project has been assisted by the NSW Government through its Environmental Trust

3 Comments on “Soils for the Future

  1. I am keen to learn and develop knowledge and skills in soil health management. I have just retired (development mgt in land subdivision developments) and am passionate in this space among others in my new chapter of life. I would like to be a volunteer in the first instance and take it from there. I live in Sydney North West.


    • Hi Craig, sorry for the delay in replying to you as I did not see this comment. Thanks so much for contacting us and I would be very happy to add you to our email list to see events, projects etc. that we have going on. We are located around the Cowra/Canowindra region of NSW so we may be a little bit too far for you to travel but if you are keen to travel out this way we would be happy to have you. Let me know if you are interested in being added to our newsletter.
      Kind regards,


      • G’day Tracee,
        I am pleased to receive your response, no worries. I have since volunteer at The Hills Environment Centre and had attended workshops and enjoyed hands-on on site on soil health activity, which was so interesting and educational. I welcome more knowledge and skills in this space, so please add me to your newsletter. And if I come to Cowra/ Canowindra (I have been there on my holidays), I would make contact with you.
        Take good care, and wish you and your team safe and utmost best.


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