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Call goes out for Goulburn Broken Sustainable Agriculture Advisory Group members

Monday 12 November, 2018
Farmers and other agricultural sector workers interested in being part of the new Goulburn Broken Sustainable Agriculture Advisory Group are encouraged to submit an EOI by November 22.

The advisory group will support the Goulburn Broken CMA and partners in the design and delivery of sustainable agriculture projects by:

  • providing feedback on the design of sustainable agriculture projects (eg. priority topics and land management practices, engagement methods and target audiences);
  • contributing ideas to the development of new sustainable agriculture projects;
  • identifying opportunities for collaboration between agricultural industries, groups and/or organisations;
  • analysing feedback from project participants; and
  • updating the Goulburn Broken CMA on emerging agriculture-related local and regional issues. 

Members will be selected based on their knowledge and experience in agriculture; geographic spread within the Goulburn Broken Catchment; and industry expertise. Specialist skills in soil science, farming systems, agronomy and extension/education will also be highly sought. Members will be selected for an initial two-year term.

As well as up to six agricultural sector representatives, the group will consist of representatives from Goulburn Broken CMA , Agriculture Victoria and University of Melbourne’s Dookie Campus and will be expected to meet at least twice a year. Community members will be paid an allowance in accordance with Goulburn Broken CMA guidelines.

To apply, please download and complete the EOI and submit via email to kerstiel@gbcma.vic.gov.au.

Applications are open until November 19. Successful applicants will be notified by November 21.

The first meeting of the advisory group will be held on December 12 at the Goulburn Broken CMA’s office in Shepparton, with a focus on reviewing sustainable agriculture projects for future funding.

For more information, phone Goulburn Broken CMA Regional Agriculture Landcare Facilitator Kerstie Lee on 5764 7507 or email kerstiel@gbcma.vic.gov.au

This initiative is supported by the Goulburn Broken CMA’s From the Ground Up and Regional Agriculture Landcare Facilitator projects through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.