Climate Smart Innovation in the Central West

Climate Smart Innovation for the Central West is the theme of an exciting conference in Cowra in mid-April that will explore the future of agricultural practices and showcase interesting projects in the region.

The two-day Climate Smart Innovations (CSI) for the Central West Conference is for anyone interested in sustainable land-use, Director, Environmental Services Cowra Council, Kate Alberry said.

"The conference will showcase the latest in our region's agricultural, environmental and conservation advancements, and include a full-day 'Splash' workshop" Ms Alberry said.

"It will promote new and sustainable production methods for land production and environmental stakeholders in the central west," she added.

Major speakers at the conference include agronomists, environmental, climate application scientists; with former ABC central west presenter Cr Bruce Reynolds from Blayney Shire the Master of Ceremonies.

Farm visits will also feature with sampling of some great local produce also part of the Conference, Ms Alberry explained. "Hear from this range of outstanding speakers, take part in farm tours and meet the producers to sample some amazing local produce!"

Workshops/tours for the conference include to the Dairy and Bio-Digester at Moxey Farms, Gooloogong; a "Splash" Living Waterways Framework Workshop on Water Sensitive urban design principles; and a Wine and Forage Tour.

"This dynamic conference will highlight how the region has and continues to build an inventive future that is based on agricultural, environmental, and conservation advancements," Ms Alberry added.

"It will incorporate a variety of outstanding speakers, workshops and tours showcasing the region's latest innovations in response to climate adaption research and provide the opportunity to sample some amazing local produce," Ms Alberry concluded.

To be held on Wednesday and Thursday April 18–19 in Cowra, the CSI Conference is sponsored by Cowra Shire Council and its Section 355 Natural Resource Management Advisory Committee.

For more information, contact Kate Alberry or Cassandra Gailey on (02) 6340 2040.