Controlled Traffic

Min&No Till

Permanent Beds

Cover Cropping

Soil Health

Crop Rolling

Row Spacing



There are lots of new innovations happening in cane farming. Join us in Cairns for this practical, hands on 2 day forum. Learn from farmers who are successfully changing their farming system and from the extension specialists supporting them. Visit farms and see cover crops, controlled traffic, permanent beds, soil health, compost and new machinery in action. Identify the key steps to take on your place to make improvements. Learn how soil heath can transform your business and why it is as important to your business as good nutrient management.

Want to improve your sugarcane business!

Not sure what steps to take next!

Looking to make practical changes

Sugar cane farmer use bird mix
Checking soil on sugar cane farm in QLD

Practical Sessions

Regenerative Cane farming covers four key themes. During the practical sessions you will visit and hear from farmers who are implementing changes on their farm (on farm weather permitting) to redesign their whole farm system! Topics we will explore at each farm include:

During the Forum you will break into small groups so you can get time to share and learn with other farmers as you visit the different farms. If you are looking to make practical changes then this event is not to be missed!

Day 1

30th March 2023
Session Venue
7.30 am Forum Registration Ingham Showgrounds
8.00 am Welcome & Introduction to Regen Cane Forum Ingham Showgrounds
8.30 am Speakers – Soils CRC (Dr Michael Crawford), Regenerative Ag in Australia Ingham Showgrounds
9.15 am Board Busses Ingham Showgrounds
9.45 am Arrive at First Farm and Smoko On Farm
10.15 am Farmer Presentation On Farm
11.30 am Depart First Farm On Farm
12.00 pm Arrive Second Farm and Lunch On Farm
12.30 pm Farmer Presentation On Farm
1.45 pm Depart for Showgrounds On Farm
2.15 pm Speaker – Metagen (Shane Fitzgerald) Ingham Showgrounds
3.00 pm Panel Q&A Ingham Showgrounds
4.00 pm Close
6.00 pm Drinks Ingham Showgrounds
7.00 pm Dinner (Included in ticket) Ingham Showgrounds

Day 2

31st March 2023
Session Venue
8 am Speakers – Nutrisoil (Nakala Maddock),
Soil Land Food (David Hardwick)
Ingham Showgrounds
8.30 am Board Buses Ingham Showgrounds
9 am Arrive Third Farm and smoko On Farm
9.30 am Farmer Presentation On Farm
10.45 am Depart Third Farm On Farm
11.15 pm Arrive Fourth Farm – Farmer Presentation On Farm
12.30 pm Depart for Showgrounds On Farm
13.00 pm Finish Ingham Showgrounds

$100 + GST

Limited Spaces

Ingham Showgrounds


QLD 4850


Visit the Hinchinbrook Way Queensland for accommodation options in the Ingham area.


Simon Mattsson

0417 862 979

Michael Waring

0428 771 361


Key Partners

MSF Sugar logo
Soil Land Food logo


Metagen Australia logo
Nutri Soils logo
Seasol logo
CQSHS logo
The Black Stuff logo
The Greencollar logo
Townsville Lime & Gypsum logo
AGF Seeds logo
The Black Stuff logo
The Greencollar logo