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MSF Farm Talk Podcast

MSF’s Farm Talk Podcast proudly brings Farmers, Researchers and Ag Industry connections together to chat innovative farming practices to help build a sustainable farming future for our Mallee growers. Mallee Sustainable Farming is a farmer-driven organisation specialising in Research, Development and Extension for NSW, VIC & SA’s low-rainfall Mallee region.

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AWI Feed Nutrition Project Podcast Series

Episode 1: AWI Feed Nutrition Project | Introduction to AWI Feed Nutrition Project with Hamish Dickson

Podcast - Episode 1: AWI Feed Nutrition Project | Introduction to AWI Feed Nutrition Project with Hamish Dickson

August 28, 2020 - 10:05 pm

MSF are working on a new project funded by the Australian Wool Innovation with livestock consultant, Hamish Dickson, to address the knowledge gap in feed quality and management in low rainfall environments.

In this MSF Farm Talk Podcast Episode, Hamish Dickson, Principal Livestock Consultant, AgriPartner Consulting discusses:

How feed varies in different environments and why this project is so important for Mallee farmers.
The types of pastures we will be targeting and what we are measuring in this project.
The key differences we need to be mindful of when it comes to animal health and nutrition in low rainfall environments.
The benefits of being part of a Lifetime ewe group and what farmers can get out of it.
Plus more!  

We look forward to sharing this data with growers as a resource through the Lifetime Ewe courses! Listen out for more podcasts and videos in the near future where we look forward to sharing more information and findings.

MSF Farm Talk

Episode 4: MSF Farm Talk | Barley Grass in the Mallee with Dr Chris Preston

Podcast - Episode 4: MSF Farm Talk | Barley Grass in the Mallee with Dr Chris Preston

September 1, 2020 - 1:46 pm

In this episode we are joined by Dr Chris Preston from Adelaide Uni to discuss Barley Grass in the Mallee. We have partnered with the GRDC on this project.

Dr Chris Preston is a Professor in Weed Management at the University of Adelaide where he works on understanding the management of herbicide resistant weeds.

Chris discusses how best to approach and control barley grass in the mallee.

Episode 3: MSF Farm Talk | Upcoming SA Mallee Field Days

Podcast - Episode 3: MSF Farm Talk | Upcoming SA Mallee Field Days

September 1, 2020 - 1:40 pm

MSF are excited to be hosting two field days in South Australia in September.
Thursday 10th September: Lameroo to Bowhill.Friday 11th September: Loxton to Taplan.
For more information please visit www.msfp.org.au/events

Register by September 5th by emailing sonia [dot] allen [at] msfp [dot] org [dot] au

Episode 2: MSF Farm Talk | Overcoming reliance on the seasonal break – Early wheat establishment findings at Lameroo, SA

Podcast - Episode 2: MSF Farm Talk | Overcoming reliance on the seasonal break – Early wheat establishment findings at Lameroo, SA

August 18, 2020 - 3:07 pm

Bonnie Flohr from CSIRO joined us in this episode to chat about her work on a case study based in Lameroo on soil, water and temperature thresholds for early wheat establishment.

The aim of this project is to determine the soil water requirements, and soil temperature limitations to the successful establishment of deeply sown long coleoptile wheat cultivars at the earlier sowing dates in the South Australian mallee environment. 

This SAGIT funded project is achieving this in three phases:

Model simulation to determine anticipated soil temperature and water scenarios in the mallee environment.
A controlled environment experiment with intact soil cores collected from the target environment, testing the impact of temperature and soil moisture regimes on plant establishment.
A 3-month field experiment that evaluates the effect of soil moisture and ground cover on soil temperature at early sowing windows.

Episode 1: MSF Farm Talk | Riverland & Mallee Mesonet Project Update

Podcast - Episode 1: MSF Farm Talk | Riverland & Mallee Mesonet Project Update

July 9, 2020 - 7:18 pm

As part of the Riverland & Mallee Mesonet project 30 towers are going up in northern, southern Mallee and Riverland. Hear Tanja Morgan (MSF) and Peter Cousins (Project Consultant) chat about this new exciting project for the Mallee & Riverland!

You can check out the type of data that will be available by visiting the mid north mesonet site at: https://midnorthmesonet.taindata.com/

Thanks to PIRSA’s Regional Growth Fund for supporting this game changing project in the Riverland and Mallee, and giving farmers (both horticultural and broad acre) the info they need to make the right spray decisions.

Mallee Farming AgVic Series Mallee Sustainable Farming in collaboration with Agriculture Victoria proudly developed the Mallee Farming AgVic series. In this series, Drew Radford chats with a range of ag specialists to bring updates, new findings, ideas and insights on farming in low-rainfall Mallee regions of SA, VIC & NSW.

Season 2 | Episode 10: Mallee Farming AgVic Series | Tackling Mallee Wind Erosion with Rachel Coombes

Podcast - Season 2 | Episode 10: Mallee Farming AgVic Series | Tackling Mallee Wind Erosion with Rachel Coombes

October 1, 2020 - 9:33 am

Agriculture Victoria with support from the Mallee Catchment Management Authority (CMA), is monitoring wind erosion risk in the Victorian Mallee by assessing groundcover and land management throughout the year.  This will help build a picture as to how the region is maintaining ground cover and reducing the effects of wind erosion.

Groundcover data is obtained through remote sensing (satellite imagery) technology and roadside surveys.  This combines new technology and is reinforced by existing tried and true methods.  Land Management Development Officer with Agriculture Victoria, Rachel Coombes, talks about the project and the results from the 2019 growing season in this podcast.

For more information on this project contact Rachel Coombes at Rachel [dot] coombes [at] agriculture [dot] vic [dot] gov [dot] au

This project is supported by the Mallee Catchment Management Authority, though funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.

Further reading: Using Technology to Monitor Wind Erosion and Land Management in the Victorian Mallee 

Season 2 | Episode 9: Mallee Farming AgVic Series | Improved decision making with John Gladigau, Bulla Burra

Podcast - Season 2 | Episode 9: Mallee Farming AgVic Series | Improved decision making with John Gladigau, Bulla Burra

August 28, 2020 - 9:09 pm

In this episode John Gladigau from Bulla Burra talks about improved decision making.

Season 2 | Episode 8: Mallee Farming AgVic Series | Asking the tough questions when it comes to forward planning

Podcast - Season 2 | Episode 8: Mallee Farming AgVic Series | Asking the tough questions when it comes to forward planning

August 21, 2020 - 8:56 am

Mike Krause from P2P Agri discusses how to navigate asking the tough questions when looking at your options for the future.

In collaboration with Agriculture Victoria, season 2 of Mallee Farming AgVic series focuses on livestock and land management in the Mallee.

The podcasts are delivered through funding from the Victorian Government’s 2019–20 Drought Support Package. For more information about other drought and dry seasonal conditions support from Agriculture Victoria go to https://bit.ly/2Ce44dk or call 136 186.

Season 2 | Episode 7: Mallee Farming AgVic Series | Reducing costs while maintaining profit with David Smith

Podcast - Season 2 | Episode 7: Mallee Farming AgVic Series | Reducing costs while maintaining profit with David Smith

August 13, 2020 - 2:22 pm

In this episode David Smith from ORM talks with Drew Radford about agronomic planning and reducing costs while maintaining profits during dry seasons.

David also delivered a webinar on this topic, you can listen to this webinar here https://bit.ly/3iuih54

In collaboration with Agriculture Victoria, season 2 of Mallee Farming AgVic series focuses on livestock and land management in the Mallee.

The podcasts are delivered through funding from the Victorian Government’s 2019–20 Drought Support Package. For more information about other drought and dry seasonal conditions support from Agriculture Victoria go to https://bit.ly/2Ce44dk or call 136 186.

Season 2 | Episode 6: Mallee Farming AgVic Series | Weaning calves and lambs with Nick Linden

Podcast - Season 2 | Episode 6: Mallee Farming AgVic Series | Weaning calves and lambs with Nick Linden

July 23, 2020 - 7:59 pm

In collaboration with Agriculture Victoria, season 2 of Mallee Farming AgVIC series focuses on livestock and land management in the Mallee.

In this episode, Nick Linden, Livestock Development Officer, discusses weaning best practices with Drew Radford.

The podcasts are delivered through funding from the Victorian Government’s 2019–20 Drought Support Package. For more information about other drought and dry seasonal conditions support from Agriculture Victoria go to https://bit.ly/2Ce44dk or call 136 186.

Season 2 | Episode 5: Mallee Farming AgVic Series | Cutting for hay with Tony Fay

Podcast - Season 2 | Episode 5: Mallee Farming AgVic Series | Cutting for hay with Tony Fay

July 20, 2020 - 9:41 am

In collaboration with Agriculture Victoria, season 2 of Mallee Farming AgVIC series focuses on livestock and land management in the Mallee.

Featured in this episode is Agriculture Victoria Grains Regional Manager, Tony Fay, talking about cutting for hay.

The podcasts are delivered through funding from the Victorian Government’s 2019–20 Drought Support Package.

For more information about other drought and dry seasonal conditions support from Agriculture Victoria go to agriculture.vic.gov.au/dryseasons or call 136 186.

Season 2 | Episode 4: Mallee Farming AgVic Series | Risky Weeds with Jeff Cave

Podcast - Season 2 | Episode 4: Mallee Farming AgVic Series | Risky Weeds with Jeff Cave

July 1, 2020 - 3:30 pm

A year of risky weeds!

In this episode, Dr Jeff Cave, District Veterinary Officer from Wodonga, discusses some toxic plant issues, including Heliotrope toxicity and Nitrate poisoning, and the times of year that they may be a problem.

For more information on risky weeds contact jeff [dot] cave [at] agriculture [dot] vic [dot] gov [dot] au

The development of the episodes included in the Mallee Farming AgVic series was funded through the Victorian Government’s 2019-20 Drought Support Package. For more information please visit: www.agriculture.vic.gov.au/dryseasons

Season 2 | Episode 3: Mallee Farming AgVic Series | Feed Testing with Erica Schelfhorst

Podcast - Season 2 | Episode 3: Mallee Farming AgVic Series | Feed Testing with Erica Schelfhorst

July 1, 2020 - 3:26 pm

MALLEE FARMING AGVIC SERIES – SEASON 2: LIVESTOCK AND LAND MANAGEMENT

Episode 3: Feed Testing with Erica Schelfhorst.

When sourcing feed supplies there are a couple of key issues worth considering before securing a seemingly cheaper feed: feed testing and commodity declarations, so you know exactly what you are getting. This will ensure that the feed value is high enough, and hence give you value for money and peace of mind that it is safe to feed.

For more information about feed testing you can read this information note:

http://agriculture.vic.gov.au/agriculture/livestock/sheep/sheep-notes-newsletters/sheep-notes-spring-2018/buying-feed-need-to-know

To learn more about feeding sheep in dry times check out Agriculture Victoria’s Drought Feeding Guides.

Information on feed testing is also included in the drought feeding guides. You can access a digital version of each guide using the link below or speak with your local Agriculture Victoria Extension staff to get a hard copy, or contact Agriculture Victoria’s Customer Service Centre on 136 186:

Sheep: http://agriculture.vic.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0019/312733/Sheep-drought-feeding-guide.pdf

Cattle: http://agriculture.vic.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/312735/Beef-cattle-drought-feeding-guide.pdf

The sheep and beef drought feeding and management books with other related livestock feeding resources, tools and links can now be found at our feeding livestock website:

https://www.feedinglivestock.vic.gov.au/

There’s also some great resources including videos, case studies and fact sheets on our website:

http://agriculture.vic.gov.au/agriculture/farm-management/drought/managing-resources-in-drought

For more information on this topic contact Erica Schelfhorst, Livestock Extension Officer, Agriculture Victoria erica [dot] schelfhorst [at] agriculture [dot] vic [dot] gov [dot] au

The development of the episodes included in the Mallee Farming AgVic series was funded through the Victorian Government’s 2019-20 Drought Support Package. For more information please visit: www.agriculture.vic.gov.au/dryseasons

Season 2 | Episode 2: Mallee Farming AgVic Series | Controlled Traffic Farming with Rebecca Mitchell

Podcast - Season 2 | Episode 2: Mallee Farming AgVic Series | Controlled Traffic Farming with Rebecca Mitchell

June 25, 2020 - 5:59 pm

Mallee Farming AgVic Series Season 2: Livestock and Land Management 

Rebecca Mitchell, Land Management Development Officer, Agriculture Victoria joins Drew Radford to discuss controlled traffic farming.

Handy resources for further reading:

For more information on the project and to download the publication On the Right Track – Controlled traffic farming in the low rainfall zone of south-eastern Australia head here: https://grdc.com.au/CTF-in-LRZ This publication provides a number of case studies of farmers who have adopted CTF and practical information.

Read the media release about this project http://agriculture.vic.gov.au/about-us/media-releases/controlled-traffic-farming-on-the-right-track

For more information on this project contact Rebecca Mitchell, Land Management Development Officer, Agriculture Victoria Rebecca [dot] mitchell [at] agriculture [dot] vic [dot] gov [dot] au

Mallee Sustainable Farming in collaboration with Agriculture Victoria proudly developed the Mallee Farming AgVic series. This series was produced to assist farmers experiencing drought and dry seasonal conditions. The development of the episodes included in the Mallee Farming AgVic series was funded through the Victorian Government’s 2019-20 Drought Support Package. For more information please visit: www.agriculture.vic.gov.au/dryseasons 

Season 2 | Episode 1: Mallee Farming AgVic Series | Grazing crops with Daniel Schuppan

Podcast - Season 2 | Episode 1: Mallee Farming AgVic Series | Grazing crops with Daniel Schuppan

June 23, 2020 - 12:54 pm

Mallee Farming AgVic Series Season 2: Livestock and Land Management Daniel Schuppan, Livestock Consultant with Nutrien Ag Solutions joins Drew Radford to discuss Grazing Cereals.

Handy resources for further reading: Rules of thumb for grazing cereals – GRDC: https://grdc.com.au/resources-and-publications/groundcover/gc109/rules-of-thumb-for-grazing-cereals

There is a range of information and resources on the Grain and Graze website: http://www.grainandgraze3.com.au/

Find more information on the various producer demonstration sites around Victoria (current and past projects) which include some grazing studies: http://agriculture.vic.gov.au/agriculture/livestock/on-farm-demonstrations

Mallee Sustainable Farming in collaboration with Agriculture Victoria proudly developed the Mallee Farming AgVic series. This series was produced to assist farmers experiencing drought and dry seasonal conditions. The development of the episodes included in the Mallee Farming AgVic series was funded through the Victorian Government’s 2019-20 Drought Support Package. For more information please visit: www.agriculture.vic.gov.au/dryseasons

Episode 7: Mallee Farming AgVic Series | Planning for success during dry times with Chris Hunt

Podcast - Episode 7: Mallee Farming AgVic Series | Planning for success during dry times with Chris Hunt

April 29, 2020 - 2:32 pm

Chris Hunt, Millewa Farmer and MSF Board Member, chats with Drew Radford about robust farming plans and how he adapted his farming practices to overcome the driest conditions on record last year. Chris talks about his planning philosophy from seeding, weed management and rotation, livestock and his golden farming rules.

Check out Chris Hunt’s Case Study here: www.agriculture.vic.gov.au/dryseasons

Episode 6: Mallee Farming AgVic Series | Succession planning with Mike Krause

Podcast - Episode 6: Mallee Farming AgVic Series | Succession planning with Mike Krause

March 26, 2020 - 11:57 pm

Mike Krause, from Plan2Profit Agri, joins Drew Radford to talk about the ‘Elephant’ in the room: Succession Planning. Mike discusses why succession planning is becoming more of a pressing issue as he unpacks his guiding principles to deal with it more effectively.

Episode 5: Mallee Farming AgVic Series | The way forward with Rob Norton

Podcast - Episode 5: Mallee Farming AgVic Series | The way forward with Rob Norton

March 26, 2020 - 11:56 pm

Rob Norton from Norton Agronomy joins Drew Radford to discuss the nutrition status of soils following successive dry years and rehabilitating soils that have experienced wind erosion. Rob outlines weed control decisions, planning ahead, minimising stress, gathering information to make critical decisions plus much more.

Episode 4: Mallee Farming AgVic Series | Soil testing for profitability with Dr Rick Llewellyn

Podcast - Episode 4: Mallee Farming AgVic Series | Soil testing for profitability with Dr Rick Llewellyn

March 26, 2020 - 11:55 pm

Dr Rick Llewellyn from CSIRO joins Drew Radford to explain the economic value of soil testing for growers to increase profit margins and fill in the gaps when it comes to soil health and decision making. In this episode, Dr Llewellyn outlines GRDC’s project, ‘Soil and plant testing for profitable fertiliser use,’ the value of soil testing programs, why testing is used the way it is and how farmers can profit from getting soil testing done.

Episode 3: Mallee Farming AgVic Series | Soil testing data post wind erosion Sean Mason

Podcast - Episode 3: Mallee Farming AgVic Series | Soil testing data post wind erosion Sean Mason

March 18, 2020 - 11:47 pm

Dr Sean Mason from Agronomy Solutions joins Drew Radford to outline GRDC’s massive ‘Soil and plant testing for profitable fertiliser use’ project. Growers are concerned about where soil nutrients have ended up post wind erosion damage in the Mallee. In partnership with Frontier Farming Systems, soil testing was conducted in the Mallee with findings including low organic carbon levels in sands and reduced mineralisation. Tune into this episode for all the details from Dr Sean Mason.

Episode 2: Mallee Farming AgVic Series | Daniel Bell demystifies zones, soil sampling and data sets

Podcast - Episode 2: Mallee Farming AgVic Series | Daniel Bell demystifies zones, soil sampling and data sets

March 18, 2020 - 11:47 pm

Daniel Bell, Precision Ag specialist from Nutrien, joins Drew Radford to chat strategic soil testing, zoning techniques and data sets. Daniel explains how available data sets can be used to determine what sampling strategies can be used, how many zones are set and how to interpret the data to a usable format to then do a soil test.

Episode 1: Mallee Farming AgVic Series | Productivity gains in Mallee sandy soils with Michael Moodie

Podcast - Episode 1: Mallee Farming AgVic Series | Productivity gains in Mallee sandy soils with Michael Moodie

March 18, 2020 - 11:36 pm

Michael Moodie, from Frontier Farming Systems, joins Drew Radford to unpack significant results from a 3-year trial to improve sandy soil productivity. In this episode, Michael discusses the findings on specific crop yields, how deep ripping significantly improved yield by reducing the penetration resistance and what must be considered before these findings can be implemented.

Tackling weeds together series

Episode 1: Tackling Weeds Together Series | How we’re tackling weeds together

Podcast - Episode 1: Tackling Weeds Together Series | How we’re tackling weeds together

May 19, 2020 - 5:18 pm

Dr Rick Llewellyn (CSIRO) chats with Tegan Buckley (Mallee Sustainable Farming) about an exciting new project that MSF is involved in! New project called ‘Area Wide Management for cropping systems weeds, investigating the weed management, social and economic opportunity’ aims to take a new approach to weed management. Listen to the episode to learn more about how we can tackle weeds together!

Mallee sand to gold series

Episode 1: Mallee Sand to Gold Series | Economics of Deep Ripping

Podcast - Episode 1: Mallee Sand to Gold Series | Economics of Deep Ripping

June 4, 2020 - 4:47 pm

Dr Rick Llewellyn (CSIRO & MSF Director) joins Tegan Buckley (MSF) in this episode to discuss the economics of deep ripping including discussion around the benefits, risks, ROI and more when it comes to deep ripping sandy soils. Enjoy!

Target 50 Series

Episode 4: Target 50 Series | Improving production on sands to improve ground cover with Michael Moodie

Podcast - Episode 4: Target 50 Series | Improving production on sands to improve ground cover with Michael Moodie

June 25, 2020 - 6:11 pm

TARGET 50 Podcast Series – decision making to keep ground cover in the system! Improving production on sands to improve ground cover with Michael Moodie, Frontier Farming Systems (MSF’s Key Research Agronomist).

Michael provides an update on:

Break throughs on sandy soil improvements 
How we get our sands to perform to maintain enough ground cover
Should we be managing sandy areas differently to ensure we keep ground cover in the system?
Plus much more!

Handy resources: 
https://msfp.org.au/break-crops-respond-to-deep-ripping-on-sandy-soils/
https://msfp.org.au/publications/msf-stubble-guide/

#MSFFarmTalk #Target50

We thank our Target 50 project partners, Agriculture Victoria for your support.

Episode 3: Target 50 Series | Re-establishing eroded soils with John Leys

Podcast - Episode 3: Target 50 Series | Re-establishing eroded soils with John Leys

June 23, 2020 - 1:10 pm

Welcome to the ‘Target 50 – decision making to keep ground cover in the system’ series with our focus today on managing eroded soils. This series is all about ground cover and talking through the practicalities of farming to keep the minimum recommended levels of 50% ground cover in the system. Keeping our farming systems protected from wind erosion and our soils healthy and sustainable is what we are aiming for!

Our guest in this episode has been involved with Mallee Sustainable Farming right back in the early days! He was one of our key researchers working on erosion prevention and helped guide farmers in ground cover management when shifting to no-till seeding systems.
Department of Planning, Industry and Environment NSW researcher, Dr John Leys joins us today to talk about re-establishing cover on eroded soils and some of the important rules of thumb we should consider in our more modern farming systems to prevent erosion issues into the future.

Ground Cover App mentioned in the episode:
“RaPP Map” https://map.geo-rapp.org/#australia
Video links on how to use the RaPP Map:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7s3CQngiHpmkHHBlNfzmTw/videos
Report on ground cover:
https://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/research-and-publications/publications-search/setting-targets-national-landcare-program-monitoring-reporting-vegetation-cover-for-australia
https://msfp.org.au/break-crops-respond-to-deep-ripping-on-sandy-soils/
https://msfp.org.au/publications/msf-stubble-guide/
#MSFFarmTalk #Target50
We thank our Target 50 project partners, Agriculture Victoria for your support.

Episode 2: Target 50 Series | Maintaining stubble in legume rotations with Michael Moodie

Podcast - Episode 2: Target 50 Series | Maintaining stubble in legume rotations with Michael Moodie

June 23, 2020 - 1:05 pm

TARGET 50 Podcast Series – decision making to keep ground cover in the system! Episode Two: Maintaining stubble in legume rotations with Michael Moodie, Frontier Farming Systems (MSF’s Key Research Agronomist).
Michael provides an update on:

The work he has been doing on break crops in the Mallee and the trends that he has seen in the uptake of break crops in the region.
Discussion around positives and drawbacks of growing legumes
Why we are seeing a reduction in ground cover over time when it comes to legumes
Michael’s observations on any obvious factors in maximising biomass and ground cover in legume crops
Plus much more!

Handy resources:
https://msfp.org.au/break-crops-respond-to-deep-ripping-on-sandy-soils/
https://msfp.org.au/publications/msf-stubble-guide/
#MSFFarmTalk #Target50
We thank our Target 50 project partners, Agriculture Victoria for your support.

Episode 1: Target 50 Series | Decision making to keep ground cover in the system

Podcast - Episode 1: Target 50 Series | Decision making to keep ground cover in the system

June 19, 2020 - 6:04 pm

Episode One: Maintaining ground cover with livestock.
Guest Speaker: Daniel Schuppan, Livestock Consultant, Nutrien Ag Solutions.
Wondering how to prevent your livestock camping on sand hills? How to maximise grazing on stubbles without the blowouts?
When to pull the trigger on stubble and pasture grazing?
When do we know when it’s time to move stock into containment (without making the decision too late)?
Daniel shares his expertise on all of the above (and more!) in this episode.
*Remember, the information provided in this episode is intended as a guide only. We recommend you chat with your own professional livestock consultant for advice tailored to your own situation.
We thank our Target 50 project partners, Agriculture Victoria for your support.

Looking after your most important farm asset We have teamed up with the National Centre for Farmer Health on this MSF Farm Talk Podcast series! The National Centre for Farmer Health aims to improve the health, wellbeing and safety of farmers, their families and communities across Australia.

Episode 4: Looking after your most important farm asset | Child Safety on Farms

Podcast - Episode 4: Looking after your most important farm asset | Child Safety on Farms

July 1, 2020 - 2:40 pm

LOOKING AFTER YOUR MOST IMPORTANT FARM ASSET – New Podcast Episode out now!
We’re shining a light on PPE and why it is SO important in your day to day farming operations.

In this episode we’re talking about Child Safety on Farms!

Welcome to our episode guest speaker, Jacquie Cotton (National Centre for Farmer Health).

We discuss:

Where to start when it comes to discussing child safety on your farm.
Practical safety ideas
School Holiday farm fun – how to approach child safety topics with your family, friends and community.

Handy resources:

https://www.safework.nsw.gov.au/your-industry/agriculture,-forestry-and-fishing/farming/child-safety-on-farms  
https://www.vff.org.au/vff/Workplace_Relations/OH_S/vff/Workplace_Relations/Farm_Safety/OH_S.aspx?hkey=f3302662-852f-4515-bdec-d7918f87561b

https://www.worksafe.vic.gov.au/children-farms

#FarmerHealth www.farmerhealth.org.au

Episode 3: Looking after your most important farm asset | Why PPE is so important in your farming operations

Podcast - Episode 3: Looking after your most important farm asset | Why PPE is so important in your farming operations

June 25, 2020 - 6:07 pm

LOOKING AFTER YOUR MOST IMPORTANT FARM ASSET – New Podcast Episode out now!
We’re shining a light on PPE and why it is SO important in your day to day farming operations.

In this Episode we chat about why you need to take PPE seriously and the things you need to consider in the current C19 environment when it comes to sourcing PPE. 

Welcome to our episode guest speakers, Morna Semmens (AgriSafe™ Clinician with National Centre for Farmer Health) and Andrew Biele (MSF Director and Bulla Burra Farm Manager).

Handy resources:
https://www.farmingahead.com.au/agronomy/news/1330611/staying-protected-and-safe-when-handling-chemicals
https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/healthyliving/farm-safety-and-handling-agrichemicals
https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/factsheets/Factsheets/qfever-p2-mask.pdf

MSF has teamed up with the National Centre for Farmer Health on this MSF Farm Talk Podcast series!

The National Centre for Farmer Health aims to improve the health, wellbeing and safety of farmers, their families and communities across Australia.
#FarmerHealth #MSFFarmTalkPodcast
www.farmerhealth.org.au

Episode 2: Looking after your most important farm asset | The things you need to know about Q Fever and other Zoonosis diseases

Podcast - Episode 2: Looking after your most important farm asset | The things you need to know about Q Fever and other Zoonosis diseases

June 23, 2020 - 1:45 pm

Looking after your most important farm asset podcast series

MSF are proudly partnering with the National Centre for Farmer Health on this Podcast Series! If you haven’t already listened to Episode 1, about health planning, then be sure to go check that episode out right after you finish listening to this one!

Tegan Buckley (Mallee Sustainable Farming) chats with Dr Richard Lunz about all thing’s zoonosis with a particular focus on Q Fever.
Richard is a South African trained doctor with experience in science/research/education and holds postgraduate degrees in Primary Care/Public Health/Occ Med/Aviation/Safety and risk. Richard is based out of the Hamilton Medical Clinic in Victoria and a valued team member of the National Centre for Farmers Health.

HANDY RESOURCES:
Find your Vaccinator Centre:
https://www.qfever.org/findvaccinator
Farmer Health Safety Centre Q Fever:
https://www.farmerhealth.org.au/page/safety-centre/q-fever

Q Fever in GP – Podcast Episode:
https://www.healthed.com.au/podcasts/q-fever-in-gp-recognition-treatment-and-prevention/

Episode 1: Looking after your most important farm asset | Health Planning with Morna Semmens (National Centre for Farmer Health)

Podcast - Episode 1: Looking after your most important farm asset | Health Planning with Morna Semmens (National Centre for Farmer Health)

June 11, 2020 - 3:18 pm

LOOKING AFTER YOUR MOST IMPORTANT FARM ASSET SERIES – Episode 1: Health Planning
We have teamed up with the National Centre for Farmer Health on this MSF Farm Talk Podcast series!

The National Centre for Farmer Health aims to improve the health, wellbeing and safety of farmers, their families and communities across Australia.
Learn more about where to start when it comes to personal health planning and what types of screening and vaccinations are important for farmers in this first episode.

Handy Resources: 

For more health information, please visit: www.farmerhealth.org.au

#FarmerHealth #MSFFarmTalkPodcast

A yarn with MSF Directors

Episode 2: A yarn with MSF Directors | Gavin Howley – New South Wales

Podcast - Episode 2: A yarn with MSF Directors | Gavin Howley – New South Wales

August 3, 2020 - 2:26 pm

A yarn with MSF Director – Gavin Howley
Gavin is based in NSW and has been a director since 2019. Gavin farms with his wife, Rhiannon and his mother and father. Their property “Woodmount” is approximately 6000 hectares.
Gavin completed a bachelor of Agriculture at Adelaide University, Roseworthy campus and has been involved with MSF for many years including a previous stint on the board and as a trial and field day host.
Listen to this episode to hear Gavin’s thoughts on Mallee Farming, research opportunities in his area as well as what it’s like to be an MSF Member and Director.
We warmly welcome anyone interested to get in contact with us to discuss MSF Director opportunities: www.msfp.org.au/contact
#MSFFarmTalkPodcast #MSFDirector

Episode 1: A yarn with MSF Directors | Andrew Biele – Loxton South Australia

Podcast - Episode 1: A yarn with MSF Directors | Andrew Biele – Loxton South Australia

June 23, 2020 - 1:20 pm

A yarn with MSF Director – Andrew Biele (Loxton, SA)
Topics we covered:
– General catch up and chat with Andrew to talk about Bulla Burra’s 2020 Sowing Program (completed Friday 5 June).
– Practical strategies to maintain ground cover in legume rotations
– We learned more about Andrew and his ‘look up and live’ philosophy + more.
– Director nominations and Membership opportunities with Mallee Sustainable Farming
– Andrew’s thoughts around key research priorities in the Mallee
We warmly welcome anyone interested to get in contact with us to discuss MSF Director opportunities: www.msfp.org.au/contact
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Thank You We appreciate and thank the following organisations for their support in bringing the MSF Farm Talk Podcast to life! Agriculture Victoria, Mallee Farming AgVic Series
Podcast Collaboration MSF warmly welcomes collaboration opportunities with Agribusinesses and organisations to bring informative and relevant information to our Mallee farming audiences. If you’re interested in finding out more information about collaborating with MSF on a Podcast series or Episode, please contact MSF’s Communications and Media Manager, Tegan Buckley, tegan@msfp.org.au