With a $10,000 grant from South East Local Land Services, HCLG has installed a soil moisture probe and long-term automatic rainfall/soil moisture monitoring site on a property in Hovells Creek valley.  The monitoring station has been linked to the South East Network of monitoring sites and information from the site can be accessed at https://farmingforecaster.com.au/ The Farming Forecaster site also has several short videos on how to understand and use the information from the probe. As part of the project, soil carbon and pH testing are underway at several member properties. A workshop is proposed specifically for members to help with understanding the benefits of soil testing and the soil moisture probe network for their farm management decision making.