The TNQ Drought Hub team attended and hosted a stall at the Rotary FNQ Field Days. The field days provided the opportunity for the team to meet with producers and the community so they could talk all things soils health and to capture any on-farm problems.
Regional Soils Coordinator Dhiraj Gajera spent time with producers testing soil samples from the area which indicated there were high levels of soil biology which in turn is a key indicator for soil health. National Soil Science Extension Team Coordinator Abby Jenkins who was visiting the region stopped by to discuss the National Soils Strategy.
The field day also provided the perfect opportunity to capture on-farm problems firsthand from producers in the region with the purpose of matching them with new or existing solutions to help build a more sustainable future for the agricultural industry.
The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, FNQ Food Incubators and James Cook University student ambassadors also shared the hub stall to share information about different opportunities available for the community.