Congratulations to the 2022 Talkin’ Soil Health Champions of WA!

August 18, 2022

The Rangelands NRM team enjoyed meeting with the six other WA NRM groups last week in York, to ‘talk all things soil’ and celebrate the achievements of Western Australia’s Soil Health Champions.

More than 200 people including land managers, researchers, government and industry experts from across Australia, filled the beautiful York Town Hall, to listen, learn and discuss soil health and innovative agricultural and land management practices at the 2022 Talkin’ Soil Health Conference on August 11th.

A highlight for all, was the attendance of the state’s 2022 Soil Champions, including the first ever RNRM Soil Champions from the Kimberley region, Chris and Jacqueline Henggeler, who made the long trip south from Kachana Station to accept their trophy at a cocktail dinner held at the Old York Mill that evening.

The theme of the event, ‘Building Resilience from the Subsoil Up,’ was illustrated in the key messages from each of the Soil Champions. This included the importance of not being afraid to give new things a go, learning from mistakes, being patient and observing changes and talking to others on the same journey, to share insights, knowledge and encouragement along the way.

Thank you to Wheatbelt Natural Resource Management Inc, National Landcare Program and all the volunteers who helped to host the successful event.