The event


The National Biological Farming Conference and Expo: Pay Dirt 2016 focussed attention on enhancing soil biodiversity for improved productivity and profit and long term environmental and farm sustainability.


Together with leading international and local producers, researchers and agronomists we explored opportunities over four days for improving the soil’s ability to sustain life through:


Thanks to all who attended this year's conference!




Some of the Key Speakers




Gabe Brown


Gabe Brown is a pioneer of the current soil health movement that focuses on regenerating our resources. 




Last year in Lismore...



Fiona George

Regional Landcare Facilitator

ph: 0488 702 203

or email

Biological farming encompasses a range of farming systems that enhance the life-giving capacity of the soil.


In recent years, biological systems have moved from the backyard into medium and large-scale farming enterprises as farmers around the country join the search for knowledge and skills in biological farming practices. Farmers are trialling, perfecting and adopting practices such as cover cropping, composting and biological control of pests and disease to improve resilience to changes in the weather, increase water holding and disease suppression capacity, build soil carbon, reduce input costs and improve product quality.




Biological farming

The conference attracted:

•    Farmers (croppers, dairy and livestock farmers, horticulturists, orchardists, viticulturists)
•    Graziers
•    Agronomic advisors
•    Producers and wholesalers of biological farming products
•    Rural supply outlets
•    Agricultural researchers
•    Educators
•    Students
•    Other land managers 
•    Agricultural policy makers
The conference expo promoted 40 exhibitors with cutting-edge farming technology and biological products to inform

and educate delegates in techniques to enhance their farm businesses for profit and environmental benefit.

We look forward to seeing you again in 2017!


Who should come?

Copyright@2016 - National Biological Farming Conference. Website design by Jacqui Richards.

Biological farming encompasses a range of farming systems

that enhance the life-giving capacity of the soil.


  • An expo of sustainable farming products and services
  • A national, cross-industry forum for knowledge and information sharing and exchange
  • Internationally and nationally-respected specialists and farmers helping delegates learn and apply new skills
  • The further development of a powerful network of farmers and service providers engaged in biological farming systems
  • Pre-conference tours (additional cost)
  • Post-conference workshops (additional cost)

Brought to you by Wet Tropics Soilcare, SoilCare Inc and Terrain Natural Resource Management.







Early bird until 7th August

$225 plus GST


Late registration from 8th August

$350 plus GST