New RALF to help landholders

February 3, 2020

The Far North has a new Regional Agriculture Landcare Facilitator to support farmers, industry and community groups.

Evizel Seymour has begun her new role with Terrain NRM at a series of soil health days for landholders across the region.  She will be helping both landholders and groups to adopt innovative and sustainable farm and land management practices. 

“In this role, I’m a resource hub for new ideas, methods and things like grant applications,’’ Ms Seymour said. “I’ll be able to put growers in touch with like-minded growers, refer people to specialists who can help them with new ventures, and let everyone know about workshops and funding opportunities.

“I’ll also be supporting a range of programs delivered by Terrain NRM that are all about working with others to improve soil health, biodiversity and water quality across the region.”

Ms Seymour is already a familiar face in the region and in natural resource management. She has worked with catchment groups, graziers and other landholders for more than 10 years in Terrain NRM roles.  She also has a background in marine biology and grew up on a wheat and sheep station in central New South Wales.

The longtime Tablelands resident said she was loving her new role, which covers the whole Wet Tropics region.

“We’ve also been running microscope workshops at Mossman, the Tablelands and Innisfail,’’ she said.  “They have been really well received, with participants learning more about, and actually seeing, what lives in their soil.

“I look forward to meeting more people from across the region this year.”

The Regional Agricultural Landcare Facilitator role is supported by Terrain NRM through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.

To contact Evizel, email evizel.seymour@terrain.org.au or phone 4043 8000.