A Carbon Cocky One Year On

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Bathurst district farmer and winner of the 2008 Carbon Cocky Award Graham Ross explains how he has further buffered his property against Climate Change at the Third Annual Carbon Farming Conference & Expo 2009 in Orange NSW Australia - the only soil carbon farming conference of its type in the world. (4-5 November 2009)

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  • Soil testing
  • Electricity production
  • No kill crop picture
  • Rotational grazing/biological applications
  • Tree lot – biodiversity picture
  • biodiversity
  • Salinity
  • A Carbon Cocky One Year On

    1. 1. Willow Glen Wendy & Graeme Ross 2009 Graeme & Wendy Ross Carbon Farmers Conference 2009
    2. 2. 2009 Snapshot <ul><li> 2009 Snapshot </li></ul><ul><li>The Business – GWS Ross </li></ul><ul><li> Current partnership established 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>The Property – “Willow Glen” 846.3Ha of undulating, predominately cleared </li></ul><ul><li>pastures with 86.3 Ha biodiversity blocks. </li></ul><ul><li> Freehold title with 1 permanent and 1 ephemeral creek, subdivided into 66 paddocks. </li></ul><ul><li>Current enterprise mix – Prime lamb </li></ul><ul><li> Merino ewe </li></ul><ul><li> Cattle (trading) </li></ul><ul><li>Merino wether (trading) </li></ul>Graeme & Wendy Ross Carbon Farmers Conference 2009
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    18. 18. <ul><li>Carbon Farming Plans for 2010 and the Future… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Coping with another dry year(s) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Compost tea workshop </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Box Gum Grassy Woodland Stewardship Funding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Carbon Baselining……………………….Carbon Trading </li></ul></ul><ul><li>and with funding </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More solar panels…………maybe Wind Farming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More biodiversity plantings……….direct tree seeding </li></ul></ul>Graeme & Wendy Ross Carbon Farmers Conference 2009

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