APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR THE 2017 ROUND OF PMP WORKSHOPS
If you’re interested in signing up for the 2017 round of property management planning workshops for the Huon and Channel regions – please submit an Expression of Interest form (link below) by 11 September. A series of five, day-long workshops (held over weekends) will be starting on 7 October and run until 25 November. The workshops will take a practical, and where possible ‘hands-on’ approach, and will include presentations from technical experts on a range of topics such as: soil health, grazing management, native vegetation, browsing mammals, weeds and biosecurity. Participants will develop a Property Management Plan with support and guidance from the project team.
The cost of the program is $200 for a single individual or $275 for two individuals per property. This covers individual property maps, a workbook, workshop running costs and catering. The program will accommodate up to 15 properties, and will provide opportunities for networking with other smallholding landowners from the Huon and Channel area.
Property Management Planning (PMP) is a process for developing and documenting the visions and goals for a property, with a focus on natural resources. Every year, NRM South runs a small farm planning workshop in the Huon and Channel regions. Five workshops are held during weekends at participants’ properties over the course of 4 months in the summer-autumn period.
Property planning is essential for all new landholders, and for those wishing to change the way they manage their property and better understand how to work with the land, reduce impacts and also meet like-minded people through these types of training opportunities. Small farms have different needs to larger properties and this program has been designed specifically for small properties typically ranging in size from 5 – 100 hectares. The workshops take a practical, and where possible ‘hands -on’ approach, and include presentations on a range of topics such as: soil health, orchard and grazing management, native vegetation, browsing mammals, weeds and animal husbandry. Over the course of the workshops, participants develop a Property Management Plan with support and guidance from the project team.
- Identifying a property’s natural assets, capability and management needs
- Identifying a vision and goals for the property, taking into account lifestyle, family, environmental and financial aspirations
- Assessing resource and management risks
- Using maps to plan management options
- Preparing an action plan
- Implementing the plan