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We're Green Globe Award winners!

 

We're excited to be able to share that Murrumbidgee Landcare's Cross Property project has just been announced as the winner of the "Natural Environment" Award in the 2016 Green Globe Awards. The Green Globe Awards are the leading environmental recognition program for NSW, celebrating excellence, leadership and innovation in sustainability.

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Young Farmer Business Project

The Young Farmer Business Project survey, which was run recently, received 509 responses. For a snapshot of the results, click here.

As part of the initiative, an information hub is being developed to provide business support resources using digital platforms that meet the needs of our younger generation of farmers.

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Support available for quad bike safety

SafeWork NSW has developed a Quad Bike Safety Improvement Program, due to commence in late July that will include a $2 million dollar rebate package to encourage and support farmers to adopt a range of harm prevention strategies to protect their workers, family members and themselves. 

Quad bikes are currently a leading cause of death on Australian properties with 220 deaths in the past 16 years with thousands more people seriously injured

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Help wanted with rabbit sample collection

Seeking wild rabbit and hare samples: Following the recent outbreak of RHDV2 in rabbits, now also detected in hares (http://www.oie.int/wahis_2/public/wahid.php/Reviewreport/Review?page_refer=MapFullEventReport&reportid=20384), invasive animal researchers are requesting samples from dead wild rabbits and hares. 

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Decision Point Newsletter - July 2017

Decision Point No. 101 features a variety of interesting pieces, including:

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WeedSmart forum and farm visits - Wagga

21 Aug 2017 (All day)

Farmers and advisers are invited to attend WeedSmart Week in Wagga! The week includes a one-day forum and two days of farm visits. The forum will be a practical day, delivered mostly by farmers and agronomists, providing information on managing resistant weeds. The farm visits will give attendees the opportunity to talk directly to the farmers and farm managers about their farm systems.

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Think Big Rural Women program - Murray region

27 Aug 2017 (All day)

The Think Big Rural Women program was formed to teach women throughout the Murray practical skills in innovation and progressive thought - unlocking their entrepreneurial spirit. We know empowered women, empower women and this is what the program is about.

Did you know entrepreneurial spirit is a mindset, an attitude and approach to thinking that actively seeks out change, rather than waiting to adapt? It’s not a business model. By empowering women to foster entrepreneurial spirit we will grow vibrant regional economies.

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Are you Board Room ready? - Deniliquin

25 Jul 2017 - 7:00am

There are some high level community positions in our community coming up soon - local council elections, Murray Irrigation and Sunrice... I know you are probably reading this thinking, I’m interested but I don’t think I have enough experience?

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Benchmarking and Guest Panel evening - Finley

24 Jul 2017 - 6:30pm

Southern Growers are hosting a panel and benchmarking evening, looking at the decision-making process growers should apply when assessing return on investment for on-farm upgrades, new technology and system changes.

You will have the chance to hear from local growers who have made the changes, and Holmes-Sackett benchmarking experts will show you how to work the numbers on making your decisions.

Venue: The Football Apex Recreation Reserve, Finley

Monday 24th July from 6.30 pm, supper provided

Please RSVP for catering purposes, to Stephanie Chappell:

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National Tree Day - Tumut

24 Jul 2017 (All day)

Snowy Valleys Council and Riverina Highlands Landcare Network have again joined forces to help the local community to get involved with National Tree Day.

Residents, landholders, schools and community groups can come down to the Landcare Nursery during the last week of July to collect free native plants, mulch and tree guards to help celebrate this much loved campaign .

A variety of native plants will be available from small flowery shrubs for the gardener through to large trees for farmers, and all plants are suited to our local climate.

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