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Supporting your success at Wagin Woolorama

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Wednesday, 20. February 2013 - 13:15

Visitors to the 2013 Wagin Woolorama can meet the specialists from the Department of Agriculture and Food at its shed display focused on Supporting Your Success and get free advice on a range of issues.

Specialists from across the department’s diverse team will be on hand to answer questions on both days of Woolorama, on 8-9 March.

The department’s Katanning manager Keith Ohlsen said Woolorama provided a unique opportunity for landholders and other interested people to get the latest information in the agriculture and food sector.

“We invite anyone with a question about their operation, the season ahead, finances, land management or biosecurity, to come to the DAFWA Shed and tap into our knowledge and resources,” Mr Ohlsen said.

Representatives from the Sheep Industry Leadership Council will also be attending the display seeking feedback on the draft Strategic Plan for the WA Sheep Industry 2025+.

Stock identification and traceability expert Beth Green will be on-hand to demonstrate how to record the required mob-based movements for sheep on the NLIS database.

Department climate research officer Ian Foster will be available on Saturday to talk about the installation of 70 weather stations across the wheatbelt and the department’s new online weather service.

Grain growers can catch up with research officer Alex Douglas about the Weed Seed Wizard online tool, to assist growers to improve paddock management.

Agricultural Resource Risk Management executive director John Ruprecht will be available on Friday to discuss biosecurity and sustainable resource use.

Development officer Tilwin Westrup will also be present both days to talk water use efficiency and fertiliser loss, alongside project manager David Bicknell, who can explain how to get the most out of soil and water resources.

“These are just a sample of the diverse team of specialists from the department who will be attending Wagin Woolorama,” Mr Ohlsen said.

“I encourage everyone to pop into the DAFWA Shed and have a chat and let us help support your success.”

The Department of Agriculture and Food shed is located at Site 626 on Kitchener Street at Wagin Woolorama.

Media contact: Jodie Thomson, media liaison                         +61 8 9368 3937