Best selling author to discuss opportunities in agriculture

Charlie Massy.

Charlie Massy.

Case studies directly involving our local area will be discussed when the Mid Lachlan Landcare hosts an afternoon with best selling author and farmer Dr Charlie Massy in Cowra during December.

His book 'Call of the Reed Warbler: A New Agriculture - a New Earth' is described as an inspiring read showcasing Australian farmers who have a clear vision for a sustainable future of our food supply, our landscape, our health and our earth.

Topics covered during the afternoon will include;

  • links between agriculture and human health
  • case studies locally relevant to our area and current conditions
  • changes and opportunities in agriculture

There will also be time set aside for audience question time.

Dr Massy will be a the Cowra Civic Centre in Darling Street, on Friday, December 13 from pm to 4.30pm.

Cost to attend is $20 per person or $15 per person if you purchase two tickets.

Numbers are limited so please book as soon as possible.

Afternoon tea will be provided. Tickets can be purchased at

RSVP by Tuesday, December 10.

Dr Massy gained a Bachelor of Science (Zoology, Human Ecology) at ANU (1976), before going farming for 35 years, developing the prominent Merino sheep stud 'Severn Park'.

Concern at ongoing land degradation and humanity's sustainability challenge led him to return to ANU in 2009 to undertake a PhD in Human Ecology.

He was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for his service as Chair and Director of a number of research organisations and statutory wool boards.

Dr Massy has also served on national and international review panels in sheep and wool research and development and genomics.

He draws on his decades of farming experience and research to propose new ways of farming that don't harm the land and the planet in the way industrial agricultural practices can.