Alan Broughton comes from a farming background in the north-east of Victoria and now lives at Sarsfield in East Gippsland. Alan is as an organic agriculture researcher and farmer at Strathfieldsaye Estate, (a large certified organic beef property) on the shores of Lake Wellington in East Gippsland. He has been involved with the Organic Agriculture Association since 1985 in various roles, including education officer and current vice president. He prepared the first Diploma of Organic Farming course in Australia, which he teaches part time currently through East Gippsland TAFE.
Alan also has a strong interest in international food security and has spent time studying sustainable agricultural systems in Tanzania, Cuba and Venezuela.
During this presentation, Alan will focus on pasture weeds and will also talk about weed management in general.
Everyone welcome – please bring a plate of supper to share