Put Yourself in the Picture was written especially for owners of small rural properties. It is the ideal guide for landholders who are new to agriculture and want to care for their land while enjoying all the benefits of rural living.
Put Yourself in the Picture is a forty page, richly illustrated mine of information on what to do and where to go for information to help in planning your property, work with your natural resources of soil, water and vegetation, and deal with our unpredictable Australian climate.
But the book is more than just a reference list of useful contacts. There are important laws and regulations that apply to rural landholders that are aimed to protecting land, farm animals and the environment. This book highlights the relevant legislation and points land owners towards incentives that can help them protect and use their resources wisely.
Valuable information is provided on growing crops and pastures, handling farm animals and dealing with pest plants and animals. Farm accidents continue to plague rural life, so the book gives useful tips for protecting your family and yourself in a chapter on farm safety.
Developed by Tocal College and Hunter-Central Rivers Catchment Management Authority, in consultation with local councils and the Rural Lands Protection Board, this book is a great starting point for those beginning their rural dream.