New website for small landholders

Countryman

Small landholders can now access plenty of information designed to improve sustainable land management and business expertise, according to Small Landholder Information Service manager Yolandee Jones.

"The website provides current and potential small landholders with a diverse range of agricultural information, SLIS registration details and staff contacts," Ms Jones said.

"It also links to the Fresh Food Link website, aimed at connecting smaller producers directly with suppliers, markets, processors and value-adders."

There are an estimated 60,000 small landholders in WA with property sizes ranging from one to 100 hectares.

A key feature of the new website is the extensive Noteworthy series, which provides information on animals, farm maintenance, business, pastures, organics, soil and water. The website also allows small landholders to register to become a SLIS member and receive the e-newsletter.

Ms Jones said the e-newsletter was a seasonal, quarterly email that would be sent to registered members.

"The e-newsletter will update members on upcoming events, the latest in the Noteworthy series, vital seasonal and land management information and what activities small landholders should be considering during the next three months.

"In keeping with social media trends, people who receive the e-newsletter can 'Like' or 'Tweet' it, uploading it on to their own social media profile for others to see."

Anyone can register to become a SLIS member and receive the e-newsletter through the SLIS website, www.agric.wa.gov.au/small_landholder , or contact communications officer Jodie Bowling on 9780 6213 or small_landholder@agric.wa.gov .au.

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