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Education and Outreach

For the UWA Centenary in 2013, the Faculty of Science has ‘adopted’ the Pingelly-Brookton-Beverly trio of central wheat-belt towns.

The Faculty will work with the schools and shires in the community to develop school activities that will promote the UWA Future Farm 2050 message in the spheres of agriculture and conservation.

Upcoming and previous events, recent news and project updates for the Future Farm 2050.

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Upcoming events 

'Bred well - Fed well' (a joint initiative by AWI, MLA and Sheep CRC) - New date to be advised

A hands-on workshop about (sheep) breeding and feeding to make more money

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Previous events

UWA Farm Ridgefield Tree Planting - 26 and 27 July 2014

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Small ruminant rearing and R&D in rural Maharashtra State in India - 9 July 2014

Speaker: Dr Chanda Nimbkar, Director, Animal Husbandry Division, Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute (NARI), Phaltan, India

When: Wednesday, 9 July 2014 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Location: Rossiter Room, CSIRO - Floreat

2050 Food Lecture Series

This series of lectures, co-hosted with the Institute of Advanced Studies, targeted three of the key issues that will likely shape the nature of human food in 2050.

Field day - 6 September 2013

The UWA Future Farm 2050 held its Field Day on 6 September - Program of events

Stress Free Stockmanship course

The UWA Future Farm 2050 recently hosted a two-day Stress Free Stockmanship course, where participants learnt how to handle livestock without acting like a predator and how to de-stress the animals so they are quieter and easier to handle.

2013 Industry Forum

Held on 10 April 2013 - "Building on the theme of the UWA Future Farm 2050 Project: Food 2050 - how to feed 9 billion people in 2050 without destroying the planet".

Climate Change Champions visiting the Future Farm

Monday 11 March 2013 - Farmers participating in the Climate Champion program visited the UWA Future Farm 2050. Associate Professor Philip Vercoe (Animal Production Systems Program Leader) and Steven Wainewright (Farm Manager) spoke about methane production from stock (genetics/diet) and mitigation using Australian native shrubs.

Catalyst - aired 7 February 2013 ABCTV

Renowned ABC television series "Catalyst" recently visited UWA Future Farm as part of their Summer East to West summer series.

2012 and 2012 events

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