Fitzgibbon in Roma for Agricultural Competitiveness and Landcare Forum

Improving linkages between on-farm productivity, market competitiveness and environmental and animal welfare management was the central theme of discussions between landholders, agri-business more >>

Landcare and other NRM support workers support verifying environmental and animal welfare credential

More than seven out of ten Landcare support people deem a national voluntary system for improving and verifying natural resource and animal welfare management would be greatly advantageous for more >>

Momentum building for continuous improvement through voluntary farm certification

Two recent reports emphasise the importance of continuous improvement in environmental management linked with ongoing support for innovative landholders. In their Blueprint for a more >>

ALMG Letter to the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef

The ALM Group are members of the GRSB for three reasons. First, given our agricultural export dependency we need to be connected globally. Second, because markets are increasingly consumer more >>

Eggs: Consumer-driven marketing

How often do we hear there is no market for products differentiated according to production circumstances? ALM Group CEO Tony Gleeson put this to the test in September by recording the prices more >>

Structuring your farm for the future—Certified Land Management

In what hopefully is the forerunner of other contributions, Craig Oliver, President of the Victorian Panyyabyr Landcare Group, explains why he and his wife Woody have adopted CLM. "Change is more >>

Symposium ignites push to establish a voluntary national verification system

A symposium on Innovation in Natural Resource and Animal Welfare Management—Agricultural Competitiveness ( has called for the establishment of a more >>

Call to reinvigorate Landcare using Certified Land Management

The Australian Land Management Group has proposed to the Senate Landcare Enquiry that a national voluntary land and animal welfare verification system be established so that the achievements of more >>

Share Your Views on Innovation in Natural Resource and Animal Welfare Management

The Australian Land Management Group is inviting you to contribute to the future of agriculture in Australia by joining the Innovation in Natural Resource and Animal Welfare Management more >>

Profit and ecological sustainability to drive agricultural sector

Tony Gleeson, CEO of the ALM Group, believes that Australian farmers should be wary of calls to produce more food. “Australian farmers have demonstrated a great capacity to more >>

Positioning Certified Land Management Internationally

The widespread adoption of the Certified Land Management (CLM) system would place Australia in a lead position globally in differentiating food and fibre products on the basis of verified more >>

Platypus in "Avondale" Garden Dam

Platypuses have made a home in the garden dam on "Avondale", the property of ALMG CEO Tony Gleeson, near Legume in northern NSW . Photographed by Alyona Dovnor. more >>

Visionary reform to land management to deliver multiple benefits

A national rollout of an internationally recognised Certified Land Management (CLM) system would improve environmental and animal welfare management, farm profitability and the effectiveness of more >>

Get connected at the ALMG Muster at Mitchell, 18 & 19 February 2013

The ALMG invites you to its Muster at Mitchell in Queensland. The theme of the 2-day event and celebration of innovation in policy and the practice of land and animal welfare management is more >>

ALM Group Board expanded and strengthened

The new ALM Group board comprises people from around Australia with an outstanding portfolio of experiences and skills. In announcing the changes to the make up of the board, Chairman Nelson more >>

Linking productivity gains and improved environmental outcomes

In a major revamp of its support for participating landholders ALM Group has strengthened its focus on practical tools to improve soil/plant function. ALMG landholders now have a strengthened more >>

RSPCA working with ALMG to improve animal welfare

RSPCA Australia is working with ALM Group to achieve a whole-of-farm approach to improving animal welfare. After nearly two years of system up-grade and consultation with RSPCA Australia, ALMG more >>

Conference discount for ALMG members - NRM Planning for Resilience

ALM Group members have been offered an exclusive $100 discount for the NRM Planning for Resilience Conference. Take this opportunity to find out more about resilience, the thinking behind NRM policy more >>

Tony Gleeson to participate in NRM Planning for Resilience

ALMG CEO Tony Gleeson has been invited to participate in the NRM Planning for Resilience Conference being held in Sydney this month. As part of a panel discussion Tony will present a landholder more >>

Support for verifying environmental and animal welfare performance

In September 2011 a broadly based panel comprising representatives from industries and agencies across Australia endorsed the need for verification of environmental and animal welfare performance. more >>

ALMG supports Aligning Indigenous Land Management with Economic Development Conference

The ALM Group has thrown its support behind the 3rd Annual Aligning Indigenous Land Management with Economic Development Conference, which is being held 21 and 22 March 2012 at the Novotel Perth more >>

ALM Group submission to C4C review

In May 2011, the ALM Group made a submission to the Federal Government's review of the Caring for Country Program. The submission supports designing and operating Caring for our Country and parallel more >>

Forum theatres create bridges

In early December, local communities at Armidale, Uralla and Stanthorpe participated in Forum Theatres. The theatres were a new way of looking at the perennial issue of resource allocation with the more >>

ALM Group endorses Indigenous Land Management Conference

The ALM Group is one of a number of organisations and government bodies that have endorsed the 2nd Annual Aligning Indigenous Land Management with Economic Development Conference, which is being held more >>

ALMG on the world stage

The ALMG was on the world stage in early November when its CEO, Tony Gleeson, attended a global conference on sustainable beef production in Denver, Colorado. Topping the agenda of the conference was more >>

Register for Info Sessions: Ararat, Hamilton and Mortlake

Find out how you can be recognised and rewarded for improving your land management with Certified Land Management (CLM). Information sessions where you can learn how you can develop and more >>

Expert Panel for Carbon Farming Initiative

On 27 October 2010 the Federal Government announced the appointment of an expert panel to assess proposed methods for developing and selling carbon credits, delivering the first step under the Carbon more >>

Funding for SW Qld NRM region for groundcover

Funding for SW QLD NRM region for groundcover Graziers and land managers in the South West NRM region (Bulloo, Paroo, Warrego and Nebine Catchments) are invited to apply for project funding to more >>

ALM CS Wool producer managing land

A Coleraine wool enterprise is taking the initiative on marketing and land management, writes Kate Dowler in the Weekly Times. The Dufty family is taking part in the ALM CS, giving them a tool more >>

Landholder information session for Eden Valley 26 July 2010

The ALM Group is holding a landholder information session Monday 26 July at the Eden Valley Institute, Murray St. Find out about how you can be recognised and rewarded for improving your land more >>

Opportunity for environmentally-certified beef

An independent study by two Australian cattle companies has identified market opportunities in Europe and Asia for beef sourced from properties with internationally-recognised environmental more >>

Textile company supports ALMCS

Read about the ALM Group's newest supporter in the latest edition of Australian Wool Innovation newsletter, Beyond the Bale ( The article on page 16 details more >>

Carbon neutral is the goal

A desire to make their farm carbon neutral is at the forefront of an environmental management plan being developed by Michele Prince and Phil Lally for their Savannah Lamb operation in the Clare more >>

Korean apparel giant backs wool’s environmental credentials

Korean wool processor and apparel giant Cheil Industries is contributing to a major Australian environmental initiative, the Australian Land Management Certification System (ALMCS). Cheil& more >>

Guidelines for EMS funding released by QMDC

Landholders in the Maranoa-Balonne, Border Rivers and Condamine Catchments who have developed an ISO-compliant EMS using systems such as the ALMCS can apply for funding to implement action plans more >>

Top land managers make their environmental point to Queensland Governor

Three leading Queensland land holders recently described their environmental credentials at a breakfast hosted by Her Excellency the Governor of Queensland Ms Penelope Wensley AO. Katie more >>

Pasture Cropping and No Kill Association Launched

People interested in sharing information about pasture cropping and no kill cropping systems and techniques now have a way of talking with each other online through the Pasture Cropping and No Kill more >>

Information sessions

ALM Group Diary (/AnnouncementRetrieve.aspx?ID=20065)Information sessions being held In Whorouly Tuesday 13 October and in Tallangatta Wednesday 14 October. Click for information about Whorouly and more >>

ALM Group workshops

Workshops in October and November Register for ALM Group activities being held in Victoria and Queensland in October and November. Contact Julia Telford (Queensland) email, Suzanne Johnstone ( more >>

ALMCS workshops - Farm Ready approved

To receive funding to attend a FarmReady approved course, you must complete and lodge an application form. It takes 5 working days for your application to be processed and for you to be notified more >>

Japanese apparel giant backs Australian land management initiative

Japanese apparel giant Onward Kashiyama has contributed JPY10 million (AUD160,000) to a major Australian environmental initiative, the Australian Land Management Certification System (ALMCS). more >>

TV Fairfax Pastoral leads in environmental certification

TV Fairfax Pastoral is implementing the Australian Land Management Certification System (ALMCS) to improve its environmental management and demonstrate the company’s environmental credentials on more >>

Landcare in spotlight at Monto

The iconic Landcare movement will not survive unless it is lead by an independent, respected and visionary voice that is heard in industry, government and community. This is the dire prediction of more >>

Japanese company backs Australian Landcare Management Group

In an Australian first, a major Japanese apparel company, Onward Kashiyama, has shown its backing for wool growers who can demonstrate their environmental management credentials. Onward more >>

Australian Landcare Management Group wins SA Farmbis training award

Photo. (l to r) Laura Fell, Farmbis State Planning Group Chair; Bruce Munday, ALM Group board director; and Sharon Starick from the NRM Council. Bruce accepted the Farmbis Merit Award on more >>

ALMS Submission to Australia 2020 Summit

The ALMS Group has made submissions to the Australia 2020 Summit being held in Canberra 19 and 20 April 2008. You can download the submission here (/documents/submission 2020 summit 0408.pdf) more >>

Rethink needed on allocating environmental funds

Landholder group calls for a rethink on how to allocate environment fundsTaxpayers and landholders are not getting value from environmental funding, according to a leading national landholder group. more >>

ECO Ethical Wool Marketing project to start in April 2008

ECO Ethical Wool Marketing project to evaluate a farm environmental and ethical certification system.

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Clifton farmers lead the way with ALMS

The Clifton farmers are justifiably proud of their achievements, which were recognised at at the ALMS certification Awards night Farmers at Clifton on the Queensland Darling Downs have more >>

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