In the Northern Agricultural Region, small landholders are part of the changing rural landscape, with more than 3,000 in the region occupying more than 35,000 ha of agricultural land. Most of these people don’t come from a traditional agricultural backgrounds and consequently may not have the knowledge and skills to manage, for example, weed and feral animals, nutrient run-off or fire threats.
As there is limited technical information in the region to address the needs of this sector, NACC has recently developed a project A helping hand to maintain your block and the environment, that will deliver a number of high impact extension activities across the region to assist our small block owners to flourish and manage their land sustainably.
This two year project will work closely with the City of Greater Geraldton, Shire of Chapman Valley, Shire of Gingin, Moore Catchment Council, Perth Region NRM, and WA Horse Council to stretch available resources to meet the diverse needs of small landowners in the region.
For more informationor to register your interest in attending small landholder activities in the future, please contact NACC’s Sustainable Agriculture Officer Callum Love at 9938 0116 or Callum.Love@nacc.com.au