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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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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.


North East Regional Catchment Strategy approved by Victorian Government

The new North East Regional Catchment Strategy (RCS) provides a long-term vision and blueprint for investment into and management of natural resources for north east Victoria.

It reflects the responses of those living, working, visiting and connecting with the region, who were asked for their vision for north east Victoria’s land, water, biodiversity and community resources.


Cascades Connection forum at Wangaratta

Yorta Yorta Dja Dja Wurrung man Damien Saunders, together with Ian Minns and Kelvin Berry from Wangaratta Landcare & Sustainability welcomed delegates on Wednesday to Mullinmur Billabongs to kick off the annual Cascades Connections Landcare Facilitator and Project Officer event.

40 Landcare support staff enjoyed the two-day event is organised by North East CMANorth Central CMAGoulburn Broken CMA and Corangamite Catchment Management Authority and drew participants from across all four regions.

Discussions centred around local riparian restoration and education, peer-to-peer learning and conflict resolution training; as well as a special Landcare panel on Wednesday night.

Corangamite CMA will host the next Cascades Connections Landcare Facilitators event.


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.

TOPICS
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.

PRESENTER
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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