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Future Farming on the Floodplain

Would you like to use drone technology to manage your floodplain farm?

Are you interested in fencing without materials?

If so, come to a field day run by North Coast Local Land Services and Conservation Volunteers Australia, in partnership with Lismore City Council.

The field day will be hosted by Tony and Lindy Margan who will showcase some of the excellent measures they have implemented on their Monaltrie farm, near Lismore.

Lindy Margan said, “We are really excited to be able to demonstrate some of the hard work we have been doing on our farm and also use our property for some drone mapping.”

The day will include presentations on technologies for making farmers’ lives simpler, including using drones for fence and weed mapping, and virtual fencing.

Tony Margan added, “I saw a presentation on virtual fencing at a recent conference which was really interesting and would make farmers’ lives much easier.”

The field day will also include a demonstration of control of common and cockspur coral trees, problematic weeds on the Richmond floodplain, and a discussion on carp and waterways.

The field day is on Friday 24 March 2017, from 9 am to 1.30 pm with morning tea and lunch provided.

Please RSVP to Claire Hewitt by email or phone 6623 3900.

This project is delivered by North Coast Local Land Services, through funding from the National Landcare Programme.

Media contact:           Claire Hewitt, Phone 6623 3900

Photo caption:           Tony and Lindy Margan enjoying their floodplain property