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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
In particular I believe state and national agricultural lobby groups would benefit from the recommendations as they do much of the work in promoting agriculture in Australia and inevitably are used as media sources by agricultural and non agricultural journalists alike... Sir Gill says short answers of 20-25 seconds are effective, which I believe is an excellent technique when being interviewed by news journalists as it fits the "grab" length they would want for their bulletins... Rather than use the report to outline some of the traditional methods used by PR professionals such as holding press conferences and writing releases, I will instead look at some of the other approaches around the world to deliver the message of agriculture to the public...
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The threat could hinder Australian agriculture's ability to perform and compete internationally; to minimise the threat we should discuss a cross-commodity program, which involves government, and develops an understanding within our urban community of modern farming practices and the benefit of this to the environment, animals and people of Australia... Some specialists (Haniotis, 2011) reported strong government support, especially where the cost of supporting sustainable rural communities and the loss of eco-services provided by agriculture is properly valued against the cost of supporting agriculture... As a result of this missing contract the community supports agriculture less and less and the example was given in the States 22..
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Agriculture loses a passionate advocate.. Thriving paddocks of lucerne and medic pasture will serve as a reminder of lucerne breeder and leader of the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) Pastures Group Geoff Auricht, who died in September after a brief battle with cancer... In Australia, Geoff managed projects for the GRDC, Australian Wool Innovation and the CRC for Salinity as well as a project for the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) - 'Lucerne for adverse environments in China and Australia' - of which he was particularly proud...
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In the short history of white settlement we have hastened the natural attrition of these regions by thousands of years... Overall, the works had started to filter washed soil and trap it on the upstream side of each filter there has been only one significant rain event, of 50mm, since the project was completed... Overall, the information reported was of a similar nature to that currently presented and generally accepted by the majority of producers in Australia...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Mr Graham will be dedicating a great deal of his time over the next year researching this issue as part of a prestigious Grains Research and Development Corporation-sponsored Nuffield Scholarship... "I'm very grateful to the GRDC for giving me the opportunity to conduct the research into communications infrastructure on farms, particularly looking at how to get high speed internet to rural users to improve business and farming operations," Mr Graham said... Caption: Nuffield Scholarship recipient Jock Graham: "The GRDC is enabling me as a southern mixed farmer to see the world and bring best farming practices back to Australia."..
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
Mr Graham will be dedicating a great deal of his time over the next year researching this issue as part of a prestigious Grains Research and Development Corporation-sponsored Nuffield Scholarship... "I'm very grateful to the GRDC for giving me the opportunity to conduct the research into communications infrastructure on farms, particularly looking at how to get high speed internet to rural users to improve business and farming operations," Mr Graham said... Caption: Nuffield Scholarship recipient Jock Graham: "The GRDC is enabling me as a southern mixed farmer to see the world and bring best farming practices back to Australia."..
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Why Weeds are necessary for Regeneration The main difference between "sustainability" and "regeneration" I believe is that most country is in dire need of vast improvement and having a mentality that sustainability or "protection" is good enough throws up two unfortunate blockages, particularly in the rangelands... If we can progress past this blockage than the alternative is for us to have "an abundance mentality" and create a positive situation where we produce far more than we could before by using different principles and attitude"... Outcomes: By using innovative principles of land and animal management and by continuing to learn and develop synergistic enterprises I am buoyed by the opportunity and potential we have to focus on improvements in all facets of our management from ecology, economy and social / community development in rural areas...
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The decision to expand into dairy goats was made for a number of reasons, opportunity of land becoming available, potential of value adding, greater increase in income possible compared to cows in the long term, possibile synergy between animals and we would be using knowledge and equipment we already have plus the challenges of a new enterprise... I would like to give others the same opportunities as I have had with this scholarship, particularly for my family... I found the China experience very humbling with so many people living in what we would regard as poverty but at the same time they seem happy and so proud to welcome us and share their life's experience...
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Adding value to grain sheep and lambs and crops through the use of.. The aim of the study was to look at ways of increasing profitability for the export grain growing areas of Australia through the use of livestock... The success of this part of our business was the main reason behind choosing a study topic that looked at increasing the productivity of this farming system that we had implemented, and ensuring that we were achieving optimal returns for our livestock by enhancing their management systems...
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The aims of the report were to observe, question and review the issues involved with carbon policy across a mix of developed and emerging countries that were involved in international negotiations... The energy sources that we need to develop include: Bio-fuels Biomass Hydro Solar Wind Marine (wave and tidal energy) Nuclear Geothermal Hydrogen & Fuel cells... Soil carbon accounting and measuring models need to be simplified to allow farming business management to engage and comply both domestically and internationally...
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