Innovations in Agriculture – Sarah & Geoff Mason, Carrah, Calingiri

A three-part series, these short films share innovative stories from the landholders adopting regenerative principles to their farming practices.

Part 1: Carrah
New Western Australian farmers Sarah and Geoff Mason have made a swift transition to low input farming, with the goal of creating a profitable, full-time farm enterprise through productivity and biodiversity gains.

Sarah’s mother purchased the 600-hectare ‘Carrah’ just outside Calingiri in WA in 2001, with Geoff and Sarah moving on to the property in 2008. While the couple has always managed the extensive revegetation works on the property, the 320-hectares of arable land was predominantly leased for production (including sheep grazing and canola) until the Masons regained full control in 2021.

Immediately they transitioned farming practices to following regenerative principles, focusing on improving soils, groundcover and biodiversity.

“Regenerative agriculture means to me that we’re improving the land through our agricultural practices. So, our end goal is to leave this place in a better condition than it was when we took it over,” said Sarah.

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This case study was produced as part of the Landcare Farming Innovations in Agriculture Series. Supported by the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program, the Landcare Farming Innovations in Agriculture Series is managed in partnership by Landcare Australia and the National Landcare Network.d

Resource details

MEDIA TYPE: Case Study, Video
INDUSTRY: Small Landholder, Agroforestry, Dairy, Grazing, Livestock, Pasture

Resource information

TITLE: Innovations in Agriculture: Perth NRM - Carrah
PUBLISHER: Landcare Australia
DATE: 23 August 2023