NRM Technical Specialist Dairy Australia, Gippsland

Dairying for Tomorrow is a practical natural resource management (NRM) program to secure the future of Australia's dairy farms and to reduce the industry’s environmental footprint. Activities include reduced on-farm fertiliser loss, improved effluent systems, retaining native bush and the fencing of waterways. Dairying for Tomorrow also highlights to the wider community where credit is due to farmers who are using best practice methods that demonstrate their environmental stewardship.

The activities of the NRM (DfT) coordinators have been critical to the success of Dairying for Tomorrow. Since their appointment in 2005 over 1500 (20%) Australian dairy farmers have participated in DfT programs, and of these 84% have made significant changes to their management practices. The DfT coordinators have carried out their work by developing regional NRM projects based on industry needs with input from dairy farmers and a range of stakeholders.

Funding: Dairy Australia
Contact: Gillian Hayman T: 5683 2663 or ghayman@dcsi.net.au
Website: www.dairyingfortomorrow.com