Chough Chat April 8th 2022

Welcome to the news and events updated on April 8th 2022. We look forward to seeing you at the host of events in the field and online. 

Farm walk and Talk - Erosion with Ag Vic

Join us at Acheron on Friday 26th April from 10am-12pm, in the paddock as Agriculture Victoria present on Erosion, Farm Water, Feed for livestock, Soil acidity and how they interact on farm. This will bring learning together for better application to your own property.

For further information email, address provided on registration.


On Friday 6th May, at the Yea Butter Factory, 13 Rattray St, Yea, Ron Litjens will be presenting on spiders. 

Spiders are a pretty fascinating bunch, and this is a great chance for those who hate or love spiders to either change a prejudice or learn many interesting facts about the habits and biology of our native spiders and the important role they play in the environment as generalist predators. 

Ron Litjens’ painstaking research is supported by his own exquisite photography and videos

Contact Judy for further information or for booking


Pilot Soil Monitoring & Incentives Program

The Australian Government is providing $54.4 million over two years to support farmers and land managers to access low-cost soil sampling and certified testing in exchange for sharing their data under the Pilot Soil Monitoring and Incentives Program.

Farmers and land managers may be eligible for benefits of up to $10,000 and receive assistance from Commonwealth-funded soil extension officers to interpret their soil test results.

For more information on the program, including for farmers and land managers wanting to register: Additional information on the program including eligibility criteria is available in Frequently Asked Questions.