This project aimed to use the decision support system (DSS) Grass Gro® developed by CSIRO to assist producers to manage climate variability.
Grazing systems are very complex and due to variable economic conditions and climate it is very difficult for producers, land managers and advisors to accurately predict the impact of management changes without the use of simulation modeling.
Project work is conducted on a variety of issues, soil types and farming systems to respond to member’ input and specific priorities the group has identified.
Over the previous six years, MFS has been responsible for managing as well as assisting in managing approximately 30 trial sites under a number of funded projects.
This group formed a “core group” of 8-10 members who persevered with the mentoring assistance of Doug Alcock to develop “farm systems” for their own individual farm enterprises.
Project activities also included several more general Grass Gro® presentations demonstrating the ability to model enterprise type (wool, meat, beef), pasture performance systems and fertiliser strategies.
If the application is approved, the applicant will be contacted to begin the process of developing program objectives and a program budget that will be incorporated into a formal Award Agreement.
The Award Agreement contains the obligations and responsibilities of both the grantor (GBHCMF) and the grantee.
The GBHCMF President and Chief Executive Officer and the Executive Director and Chairman of the Board of the grantee organization are all required to be signatories to the Award Agreement.The Project delivered two timely Carbon Forums which attracted over 350 attendees and presented timely, factual information on climate change, soil carbon sequestration and emissions trading schemes.It also provided a platform for the Monaro community to engage in the soil carbon / climate change debate.After she dumped him, Kelley pursued her relentlessly, offering her money to take him back and even disgustingly suggesting she live with him and his wife as a topless maid.“One time he told me I should move in with him and his wife and that he would take care of me as long as I walked around topless,” Adcock said.