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Efficient water use - Towards the future land management

Hosted by Warby Range Landcare Group

Sunday 15 May - 11.30am to 5pm at Taminick and Boweya

The next in the Warby Range Landcare series of Field Days focusing on "Towards the Future Land Management" is about "Efficient Water Use".

The guest speaker is well known water trader Bruce Diffey. The project is supported by Regional Climate funding through #gbcma #DELWP #climatereadyhume #regionalpartnershipsgoulburn

Please join us and learn about managing an organic farming operation and water use efficiency. It is a unique opportunity to visit these two well known properties in our Landcare area.

Bookings are essential, please phone or text 0406 269 729

Field Day is free to Warby Range landcare members, $20 to others (includes membership). Lunch and afternoon tea is provided by Thoona CWA.

Build business skills: Young farmer bootcamps in the North East

Build business skills: Young farmer bootcamps in the North East

Myrtleford - Friday 29 April and 6 May
Mansfield - Friday 13 and 20 May
Tallangatta - Friday 27 May and 3 June
Register your interest here

Agriculture Victoria is offering young farmers and those new to farming the opportunity to take part in one of a series of Young Farmer Business Bootcamps, to be held in Myrtleford, Mansfield and Tallangatta this autumn.

The free two-day business bootcamps will help farmers identify and manage business risk and develop a business plan to grow their business and confidence in a future in agriculture.

These fun and interactive business bootcamps use a series of farm case studies as real-life examples, providing participants with the skills to help them manage their farm business now, as well as planning for their business into the future.

The business bootcamps are also an opportunity for young and emerging farm managers to connect with like-minded and motivated people.

Over the two-day business bootcamp participants will develop:

  • cash flow budgeting skills
  • strong understanding of risk management and planning
  • capacity to fine tune their business goals.

Paul Blackshaw – A farm business advisor with Meridian Agriculture based in Rutherglen, North East Victoria, Paul provides services in farm financial analysis, benchmarking, farm business performance and succession planning.

Paul previously worked for Agriculture Victoria as a farm business economist, and as a financial counsellor with the Rural Finance Counselling Service.

Contact: Paul Simpson, Agriculture Recovery Extension Officer on 0455 750 605 or at paul.simpson@agriculture.vic.gov.au

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Junior Landcare webinar: First Nations Perspectives

17 May 2022 at 4pm
Register your interest here

As educators and Landcare facilitators, feeling confident to respectfully and comprehensively address First Nations perspectives in our teaching is vitally important.

You’re invited to grow your knowledge in this First Nations perspectives learning activities professional development webinar on May 17 at 4pm AEST.

The event will be facilitated by Sam Harrison, with special guests Costa Georgiadis Official and Wiradjuri man Adam Shipp.

There are 10 new First Nations learning activities, all supported by a series of wonderful videos. 🌱

Educators will receive a Professional Development Certificate.

Farm Finance - Getting Prepared Workshops

Wednesday 18 May 2022 at Wangaratta, 6pm to 8.30pm

Register at https://bit.ly/3O3eht0

The Young Farmers Network is running ‘Farm Finance -Getting Prepared’ workshops in five locations across the state including Wangaratta.

These workshops are a great opportunity for young farmers to learn more about the ins and outs of approaching the bank.

The workshops will be delivered in an informal fireside chat style facilitated by Jane Foster of ORM with support from a local agricultural banker. There will be a question and answer session so participants are encouraged to bring their burning questions!

The workshops are for young farmers who want to more information on the how and what of applying for rural finance. No prior knowledge required.

Note: In order to attend this event all attendees must be fully vaccinated (or medically exempt) and vaccination status must be sighted before entering the venue.


Jane Foster, Senior Agribusiness Consultant, ORM based in Bendigo , Central Victoria. Jane has delivered the previous Farm Finance Getting Prepared Workshops Online and is looking forward to an in person event!

Jane worked for the National Australia Bank in various senior positions, including part of their Agribusiness division, for over a decade. This allowed Jane to gain extensive skills in both project management and building relationships with key stakeholders, two attributes that are pivotal in her role of planning and delivering farm business management events.


Address: Venues will be confirmed on registration.

Cost: Free (light dinner and refreshments provided).

Registration: Limited to 25 participants per workshop.

Register your interest here at: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/farm-finance-getting-prepared-workshops-tickets-318530271617

Contact: Sarah Wallis, Young Farmer Coordinator on 0419 571 208 or at Sarah.Wallis@agriculture.vic.gov.au

The Farm Finance – Getting Prepared series is supported by Agriculture Victoria’s Smarter, Safer Farms program.


Have your say on the management of the Lower Kiewa catchment

A Stewardship Action Plan is being prepared to guide management of land, water and biodiversity values in the Lower Kiewa catchment. This is an opportunity to support the community to connect and collaborate in catchment stewardship.

A series of drop-in sessions will be held during May 2022 at the following locations:

  • Yackandandah Community Centre - 23rd May 2022, 6.30-8.30pm

  • Kergunyah Memorial Hall - 24th May 2022, 10am-12pm

  • Baranduda Community Centre - 24th May 2022, 2-4pm

Register at bit.ly/38Y0dkt

For more information, contact Sam Gitahi on 0418 145 240 or email samuel.gitahi@necma.vic.gov.au

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