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2018 Farming for Sustainable Soils Conference

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The Capital

50 View Street

Bendigo, VIC 3550

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The highly anticipated two-day conference will profile the extensive work of the North Central Catchment Management Authority's five year Farming for Sustainable Soils project and attract those interested in the quest for soil health in north central Victoria.

We're excited to announce Major General The Honourable Michael Jeffery, AC, AO(Mil), CVO, MC (Retd) as our keynote speaker. Major Jeffery graduated from the Royal Military College, Duntroon. Awarded the Military Cross and the South Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry he retired from the Army in 1993 and was appointed Governor of Western Australia until 2000. Post retirement as Governor, he established a not for profit strategic research institute – Future Directions International (FDI) - in Perth. From 2003 to 2008 he served as Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia where his key interests were in youth, education and food security. Currently he is Chairman of FDI and Outcomes Australia and patron of some other 16 charitable organisations and the Executive Chairman of the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust in Australia. In October 2013 he was appointed by the Prime Minister as Australia's Advocate for Soil Health.

Delegates have the option to attend part or all of the conference. Day 1 includes a site visit to explore the work of the Timor West Farming for Sustainable Soils group followed by a dinner at the beautiful Capital Theatre.

Day 2 is the official part of the conference and participants will hear from Grant Sims, the 2015 Weekly Times Farmer of the year. We will then hear from the three FSS communities currently participating in the program and discuss the outcomes of their work.

Please make sure you get in quick and register for all or part of the conference by Friday 23 February 2018.

Look forward to seeing you there.

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