A local support network for the Eyre Peninsula’s agriculture industry is gearing up for a busy year, with 27 projects on the horizon.
AIR EP will be allocating $5 million towards projects like sandy soil management, frost minimisation and risk management, as well as hosting events aimed at farmers and advisors.
The organisation’s Executive Officer Naomi Scholz says they’re leading the way in agricultural research and innovation.
“We sit down with farmers and advisors and actually work out what their priorities are for research development and extension activities, Ms Scholz says.
“Anything in agriculture that’s affecting profitability and productivity – they’re the areas that we work around.”
One of the projects benefitting from the organisation’s investment is WoTL’s (Women Together Learning) Regenerate Rural Women event.
“Anyone in that local area can go, you don’t have to be a farmer or on a farm – it’s generally about supporting the community, she says.
“Women can go and sit down and think about what their priorities are and how they can move towards their goals, how they can take care of themselves and the people around them, and generally come together and have a good time.”
Eyre Peninsula farmers are encouraged to stay up to date with AIR EP’s latest events, research and results.