We are pleased to announce the next biennial State Community Landcare Conference will be held in Bordertown from 28 to 30 October 2019. The Landcare Association of SA will also celebrate 20 years in 2019 and hopes that you will celebrate this milestone with us.
Register NOW to take advantage of a great price and secure your seat at a conference that cannot be missed. Register here: buytickets.at/landcaresa
The theme of the Conference is:
Landcare Unearthed – Celebrating Diversity, Managing Landscapes
The Conference at a glance:
The venue for the Conference is the recently renovated Tatiara Civic Centre, 43 Woolshed Street, Bordertown. This is a wonderful venue – modern and spacious. Containing a main hall, theatre, conference room and the Bob Hawke & Walkway Art Galleries, it can cater for all our Conference requirements.
Bordertown, the childhood home of former prime minister Bob Hawke, is a terrific town that will provide a great country feel for the Conference. It is also well positioned to provide a wide range of pre-conference tours to highlight Landcare and natural resources management projects in the South East NRM Region.
A Conference Steering Committee with membership from Landcare and farming groups, Natural Resources Management Boards, the Department for Environment and Water, Primary Industries and Regions SA and Primary Producers SA. The committee had its first meeting in October 2018 and meets every month to plan and oversee the arrangements for a successful Conference.
We will keep you posted on all Conference developments through this website and our Facebook page.
Rick is an Executive Director and Chairman of the Yaran Group of Companies and is an Aboriginal man from an extended Potaruwutj family that comes originally from the Padthaway or Tatiara region of South Australia.
Jason is a research and policy professional with a career spanning over 35 years in the government, private and NGO sectors, focused on the environment, natural resources and sustainability. Jason is a communicator, capable of synthesising and conveying research and policy challenges to diverse audiences, grounded by practical experience in commercial-scale revegetation, intensive agriculture and horticulture, forestry and farming having owned and operated intensive horticulture and irrigation-based farming businesses since the early 1980s.
Anika is based on her family’s sheep station near Broken Hill and is a leader of Farmers for Climate Action. Anika has a MSc in Sustainable Agriculture and is undertaking a PhD on how to recycle and revalue agricultural by-products to improve soil fertility and capture nutrients within local farming systems.
Les Robinson, Changeologist (Panel Leader) has been an active presenter and facilitator with Landcare Groups and Landcare Conferences in the eastern states. Les ran a full-day workshop at the Beechworth Festival of Change organised by Paul Ryan.
Lachlan is currently head of sustainable business development at Rabobank Australia and was recently involved in Global Cocoa Sustainability as R&D Manager with Barry Callebaut. Lachlan leads a global team in the development of the farming and environmental systems of our cocoa supply chain. He has spent his career developing and commercialising agricultural systems with various crops across Asia, Latin America and the Pacific.