Project Description

Wendy Thorsborne (Wondai) is BMRG’s Regional Agriculture Landcare Facilitator (RALF).

A primary focus of RALF is supporting farmers, industry and community groups to adopt new and innovative sustainable agriculture practices. Establishing and building networks and partnerships with these key groups is integral to the role.

Key services offered by our RALF include:

  1. Engaging and informing farmers, community groups and agricultural industries throughout the Burnett Mary region about emerging ideas, climate change activities, on-farm biosecurity and chemicals management, innovative practices and relevant new government policy to help improve the sustainability, productivity and profitability of agriculture.
  2. Facilitating partnerships that will best deliver agriculture outcomes, such as connecting industry, grower and community groups so that they can work together to address common
  3. Assisting farmers, community groups and agricultural industries to develop new projects and seek new funding opportunities
  4. Supporting the delivery of NLP2 Sustainable Agriculture
  5. Participating in National RALF ‘Communities of Practice’ to better understand complex issues, improve networks and help develop solutions for national
  6. Providing information, as part of two-way communication with the department, about emerging issues and events within the Burnett Mary region. (i.e. reporting on the impacts of natural disasters on farmers, emerging farm management issues affecting sustainability, examples of farming better practice, and organising field visits for ministers).

The RALF role is funded under the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program Phase Two {NLP2) and supported by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources.

Contact Details

Wendy Thorsborne (Wondai)

M: 0474 879 935