Courses

Farm Planning Courses

We run a farm planning courses for landholders each year. These may consist of a short 2-3 day course through to a 8 day course such as FarmPlan21. These courses provide information on the latest technologies and practices to assist farmers in managing their properties.

iFarm

iFarm is a farm mapping and planning tool utilising GIS software and the latest aerial imagery of your property. You will learn how to map infrastructure, waterways, tracks, native vegetation, pipelines and fencing on your map, making it easy to measure and manage all of these areas.
This latest technology enables you to provide exact measurements and sizes for all paddocks and areas of your farm. You can print out your aerial maps or convert them into a PDF document with paddocks or proposed works outlined for contractors or staff. It comprises 3 x three hour sessions
Next Course will be held in 2017. Contact Peter if you are interested. Click here for flyer

ACUP- Agricultural Chemical Users Permit

An ACUP is a 10-year permit issued by Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) to appropriately trained chemical users, which authorises the purchase of ‘restricted supply chemicals and use of ‘restricted use’ chemicals (i.e. higher risk chemicals) in Victoria. Visit the DEDJTR website for more information about ACUP requirements. These courses generally run once per year.

Soil Courses

Soil courses are very popular and are run on a regular basis. Professional Soil Scientists and Consultants run these courses and they are fun and interactive. Most are full day sessions, with some running over 2 days. Topics include; How do I interpret my soil test results, 1 day intensive soil workshop, soil carbon, soil acidification, soil biology, nutrient budgeting etc. The runs soil courses every year.

Fert$mart

The Fert$mart course is for Dairy Farmers and aims to increase the uptake of knowledge in regards to soil and fertility management. We run this course on an annual basis in partnership with GippsDairy, and Melbourne Water. The course is designed for dairy farmers and local consultants or DEDJTR deliver the course. Fertiliser Management Plans are developed with each farmer. If these plans are fully implemented, the average saving per farm in fertiliser use has been estimated at a value of $18K per year.  Click here for flyer

 

If you wish to undertake any of these training opportunities, please contact us peter@wpcln.org.au