Chough Chat December 9th 2021

Welcome to the news and events updated on December 9th 2021. We look forward to seeing you at the host of events online. Please check with organisers with face to face events prior to attending due to the changing restrictions in Victoria.

Local technology for dryland farming decision making: Tools for adaptation to climate change

On Monday 13th Dec from 7.30-830pm online, Gecko CLaN wil be hosting Ag Vic to discuss how to use local networks of soil moisture probes and weather stations for farm decision making. Local farmers will share their experiences.

Registration at or 0418 140 710 for further details.

Managing Pests: what to do and what not to do

On Wednesday December 15th at 12.00pm, Trust for Nature are hosting this workshop free online. Introduced species pose a number of challenges for protecting native wildlife and habitat. How best to manage the threat? Join them online.

Click here for registration and further information

Energy Webinar Series: Backup power options in agriculture

On Wednesday December 15th from 12-1.00pm, Ag Vic are hosting a talk to highlight backup power options during a power outage. Liz Fletcher from Birdwood Energy will discuss generators and batteries with solar and what you need to consider.

Register here or contact Sarah Clack on 0417 316 345 or


Understanding soils: An introduction to Soil Science Principles Short Course

On Thursday 10th Feb - Friday 11th Feb, Soils Science Australia is hosting a short course in the fundementals of soil science including soil physical, chemical and biological properties and soil survey and classification.

Cost: Course $350, Dinner $40; Accommodation & breakfast $100; Field trip (inc lunch) $40

Click here to register and pay by Feb 1 2022 or contact Dr Bhawana Bhatta 

Grants Available 

Landcare in Focus magazine

Click here for the latest Landcare in Focus magazine which highlights Andrew Stewart who is the Bob Hawke Landcare Award Winner; rock chutes to control erosion and a sustainable beef cattle enterprise.

The Goulburn Broken CMA acknowledges and respects First Nations people and the deep connection they have with their land and waters.

We acknowledge the Yorta Yorta and Taungurung people and their ancestors/forbears as Traditional Owners of the land and waters in the Goulburn Broken Catchment (and beyond). We value our ongoing partnerships with Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation and Taungurung Land and Waters Council for the health of Country and its people.

We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging and acknowledge and recognise the primacy of Traditional Owners obligations, rights and responsibilities to use and care for their traditional lands and waters.

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