LIVESTOCK farmers will be able to attend the first in-person annual Grassland Society of Southern Australia conference since 2019 this year.
The three-day conference on July 12-14 at Lardner Park will also be the first in-person GSSA conference in the Gippsland region since 2008.
The previous two annual conferences were held online due to COVID-19 restrictions.
The conference’s theme will be `Sowing the Seeds for Success’ and about 250 people are expected to attend.
The conference will include a bus tour to local farms and sessions on what soil carbon means
for your business, optimising pasture diversity and its benefit, and concurrent sessions on
protecting and prioritising your pasture.
GSSA board chair Meg Bell said the conference was a great opportunity for members to
learn from each other and guest speakers.
“The online conferences have been great over the past two years but members are keen to
return to actual events.
“The networking, the opportunity to ask questions of speakers in person and the ability to
learn from other farmers and advisors can’t be beaten,” Ms Bell said.
Ms Bell said the theme `Sowing the Seeds for Success’ reflected the importance of
grasslands to farming operations.