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Chough Chat April 30th 2021

Welcome to the news and events updated on April 15th 2021. We look forward to seeing you at the host of events that are now available for people. If you are unwell or are waiting on a Covid test result, please stay at home and we will have more events coming your way.

Nature@Work - Farming with Benefits     Field Day

On Friday 7th May, 9.30am-12.00pm, Australian National University will be coupled with a soil scientist at Matt's farm in Devenish to discuss the science of how native vegetation contributes to a healthy resilient farming system.

Register here or contact Kerstie kerstiel@gbcma.vic.gov.au 0437 310 840 for further details

Hillslope Erosion Farm Walk - Strath Creek

On Thursday 29th April 2021 from 9am-12pm, Kerri Goschnick from Ag Vic will be facilitating a discussion on: techniques for managing gullies; options for managing steep hills and more.

Register here or contact Rhiannon Sanford from the GB CMA on rhiannons@gbcma.vic.gov.au 

Hillslope Erosion Farm Walk - Limestone

On Thursday 20th April from 9.30am-12.00pm, Kerri Goschnick from Ag Vic will be available to discuss challenges, management options and experiences for hillslope erosion and gullies at Henderside.

Register here or contact Rhiannon Sanford from the GB CMA on rhiannons@gbcma.vic.gov.au 

Farm Walk and Talk - Nagambie

On Wednesday Apil 21st from 9.30am-12.00pm, Donna and James are opening their farm for a walk to demonstrate how they are managing their property, stock, own wellbeing and business in a holistic way.

Register here or contact Rhiannon Sanford from the GB CMA on rhiannons@gbcma.vic.gov.au 

Energy Webinar Series: Understanding your electricity bill and supply

On Wednesday 21st April from 12.00pm-1.00pm Agtriculture Victoria is hosting a webinar online. You will find our ways to reduce energy costs on farms by increasing energy efficiancy and understanding renewable options.

Register here or to find out more contact Sarah Clack on 0417 316 345 or sarah.clack@agriculture.vic.gov.au 

Webinar 5: Securing your future water needs

On Thursday 29th April from 1-2pm Agriculture Victoria are discussing how to harness carryover and other water products online. Phil Grahame from Ruralco Water and Andrew Sheilds from Goulburn-Murray Water will be guest speakers.

Register here or contact Rob O'Connor (Ag Vic) for more information on 0408 515 652

Acid soils, pastures, moisture probes and deep core soil sampling

On Friday 7th May 2021 from 10am-12pm Strathbogie SoilCare members are sharing what they have learnt from their trial site over the past 5 years. Damien Gerrans will be presenting information in the afternooon from 12.30pm-2.00pm on the soil moisture meter and its use.

For more information and booking contact Karen Brisbane on 0409 955 396 or karenb@gbcma.vic.gov.au