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2022 Scholarship Winners Present at the Young Beef Producers Forum
The Young Beef Producers Forum committee once again kindly offered a time slot for the Lachlan Hughes Foundation. Joel and Emma (2022 Lachlan Hughes Foundation Scholarship Winners) had a short video of their journey to date with a 10-minute presentation of their achievements in the regen ag field. Barb Bishop followed with a detailed outline of the…
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‘Tree of Life’ award for Beau
Beau North receives his award at the completion of his scholarship
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Regen Ag guru headlines at Dulacca
Charles Massy, author of "Call of the Reed Warbler" was the keynote speaker at an exciting 'Day of Learning'.
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North Burnett couple announced as 2022 Scholarship beneficiaries
Joel and Emma Muirhead have been chosen by the Selection Panel as the recipients of the 2022 Lachlan Hughes Foundation Scholarship. Joel and Emma run their own beef cattle enterprise, are passionate about regenerative agriculture, strive to be exceptional land managers, and are very community focused. The Muirhead’s own ‘Twin Rivers’ near Mundubbera and ‘Telemark’…
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2021 Scholar presents at Beef Forum
Beau North and fiancee Katherine travelled from Sarina to Roma in late November as Beau had been asked to be a guest speaker at the Young Beef Producers Forum held at the Bungil Cultural Centre. The presentation had all the ingredients of a professional speech and was extremely well received by the 250 attendees. He…
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ABC TV Landline comes to visit
The phone rang one day in mid July at Dulacca Downs and you’ll never guess who it was – Pip Courtney from ABC TV Landline! She asked if we would allow her to do a segment on the Lachlan Hughes Foundation. “I’ll get back to you Pip, we’ll sleep on it,” came the reply from Philip.…
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Natural Sequence Farming Course
The popular Natural Sequence Farming Course was fully booked for the four day course from 30th August to 2nd September. This is the second NSF course to be held at Dulacca Downs, home of Philip and Adele Hughes. Participants, keen to gain a greater understanding of how the natural landscape functions, travelled from near and far to attend the…
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Biodynamics & the art of making tea
Do you remember Cat Stevens famous song “Tea for the Tillerman”? A “tillerman” is a man who tills (i.e. prepares ground for planting seeds) and it takes great art to get this process right so everything can function correctly together – soil, microbes, moisture, atmosphere, seeds. Compost teas are just one method of ensuring that…
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Past, Present and Planned
Over the many years man has been grazing and farming in Australia the soils have become depleted of nutrients, water run-off and lack of retention has occurred at a great rate and stock numbers have become increasingly difficult to maintain in the over worked paddocks. This MUST be addressed before it’s too late! It was Lachlan’s…
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2021 Foundation Scholar announced
The Board of the Lachlan Hughes Foundation is pleased to announce that Beau North of Sarina, Queensland has been selected as the 2021 Foundation Scholar. Working as an electrician at Hay Point has made it possible for Beau to build up the capital to pursue his passion for grazing.  He and his fiancée, Katherine Fausett,…
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Farming Matters – For our Love of the Land
Allan Savory’s Holistic Management is one of the foundations of regenerative agriculture. During the Australian Holistic Management Co-operative’s 2021 Conference, Allan, along with an array of other diverse and well qualified presenters, explored how we can respond to environmental stewardship, climate variability, innovation, developments in natural capital and the growing consumer demand for sustainable regenerative…
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Natural Sequence Farming and social distancing proved compatible
Cobwebs were brushed off the old shearing shed, a COVID Safe Event Plan Category 3 was completed, 10 litres of hand sanitiser, paper towels and hospital grade disinfectant were purchased. Queensland Health social distancing and hand washing signs were printed, laminated and nailed up to enable a Natural Sequence Farming Course to be held over…
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Inaugural Foundation scholar announced
The Lachlan Hughes Foundation Board is pleased to announce that Jack Groat of Lorraine Station, Roma has been selected as the Inaugural Foundation Scholar. An independent Selection Panel of three selected Jack from a very strong field of applicants from all over Australia. For Jack his journey to learn more about regenerative agriculture began in…
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Livestock auction helps fund Lachlan’s legacy
Photo: Peter and Isabella Elmes with Philip, Alister & Adele Hughes & Geoff Maslen. Tuesday 26th November 2019 saw the auction of two head of prime cattle at the Roma cattle sale with all proceeds going to the Lachlan Hughes Foundation. Selling agent Geoff Maslen from Grant Daniel & Long Roma, called for bids for the…
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What has happened to date?
A Foundation Update: The Inaugural Meeting of The Lachlan Hughes Foundation was held in March in Toowoomba.
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A conversation between friends
Establishing The Lachlan Hughes Foundation has been an emotional journey. The concept arose during the nine days between Lachlan’s accident and his funeral.