Climate change risk, resilience and opportunities field day


Join us at Marian (west of Mackay) on Saturday the 12th of August for a not-to-be-missed opportunity!

Held against a picturesque backdrop on a working sugar cane farm, the event will showcase leading farmers from across Australia, local producers and speakers from Mackay Regional Council and enjoy a free barbeque!

Don’t miss your opportunity to explore practical strategies for farms and local communities to boost profitability, while enhancing sustainability. Register here:


Simon Mattsson - Local cane grower and Chair of Central Queensland Soil Health Systems, invites you to visit his farm and see the benefits of multi species cropping and integrated livestock management.

Simon recently completed a 3year year field trial that has yielded organic carbon increases in his soil of up to 5% per year. While it is early days these results are very encouraging and have the potential to mitigate climate change and substantially lift productivity.

Robert Quirk - Deputy Chair of the Australian Cane Farmers Association, who has over 50 years experience in cane growing and research and has presented his findings both domestically and internationally.

In 2014 Robert won a national award for carbon sequestration on his tweed cane farm and he sits on many National and International committees including ISSCT, ASSCT, The international Union of Soil Sciences and the Australian Union of Soil Sciences.

Craig Doyle - CEO of Mackay Regional Council will outline council’s plans to transition to renewable energy and the economic benefits of making the switch

Attendance is limited so RSVP now!

August 12, 2018 at 1pm - 4pm
Simon Mattson's Cane Farm
171 Newmans Rd
Marian, Queensland 4753
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Michael Kane · · 0438 766230
Lynda Campbell Michelle Ready Christine Carlisle Fiona Davis Michael Kane

Will you come?