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Chough Chat February 11th 2022

Welcome to the news and events updated on February 11th 2022. 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.

Agriculture Biodiversity Stewardship Package - Carbon + Biodiversity Pilot

Are you an Aussie farmer wanting to diversify your income and drought proof your business? Tune in to the Carbon + Biodiversity Pilot webinar on Tuesday 15 Feb at 1pm hosted by @awegov. You'll hear 4 panellists from the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, Australian National University, Clean Energy Regulator and Fitzroy Basin Authority to discuss what it is all about. 

The pilot forms part of the Australian Government's Agriculture Biodiversity Stewardship Package where eligible farmers can receive payment as a reward for activities that improve on-farm biodiverstiy. This includes: planting, managing and looking after native vegetation and regenerativing gullies, waterways and degraded hillsides.

 

Regenerative Grazing Workshop

On Monday 7th - Wednesday 9th March in Alexandra, Upper Goulburn Landcare Network are joined by Graeme Hand, Holistic Land Management educator for a 3 day workshop covering all aspects of regenerative grazing practices. COST: $250 per person.

For further information and registration contact Cat on uglandcare@gmail.com  or 0418 655 474

 

Master TreeGrowers Course

Starting on Saturday March 12th-13th, Home Creek Spring Creek Landcare Group and the Murrindindi Climate Network are hosting an 8 day Master TreeGrowers course with Rowan Reid. Dates of the course are: March 12, 13, 20, 26, April 2, 10, May 7, 8.

Cost: $250 (inc gst) per person which is a subsidised by the Australian Government, National Landcare Program.

For further information and registration of interest, please contact rita.seethaler@tuti.com.au by Feb 25th. 

 

Managing Wetlands in Times of Uncertainty

On Tuesday 1st-2nd March, Winton Wetlands are hosting the next Science Forum, bringing together leadering experts in wetlands ecologyand management. The three sessions will be Rewilding of Iconic Species, Communities of Practice for Restoration, Grassland Management. Cost to attend.

Please click here for registration and further information.

 

ABARES online conference

The Australian Government is supporting the ABARES Outlook for 2022 conference titled "Growing Agriculture through innovation and sustainability" on March 1st - March 4th. Sessions include Global and national context; drought resilient farms; benefits of water trade in the Basin and how markets could be improved; Trading in a greener environment; Future food - what it means for Australia; Agricultures new workforce.  For more information and to register Click here.

 

Rural Women's Network Mentoring Program 2022

The Victorian Rural Women's Mentoring Program provides rural women and opportunity to take part in a reciprocal peer-to-peer style mentoring relationship that will be guided by an experienced facilitator. The program will cover; Identifying leadership challenges; Tackling business goals; Developing leadership skills; Career development and progression; Building professional networks and Implementing change with support.

If you are interested in this, please find more information click here.

Recordings Available from AgVic

Two recordings are available from Ag Vic:

  1. Irrigation Energy Efficiency where two irrigators shared their experiences with irrigation system assessments and the resulting benefits. Click here to listen.
  2. Backup Power Options in Agriculture where Richard Smith gave an overview of the impacts of power outages on agricultural businesses. Click here to listen.
 

Clean Up Australia Day

On Sunday March 6th March, is the official Clean Up Australia Day. Take a look at events that are occuring across Australia and see if one suits you. Alternatively you could start your own Clean Up Day. Check out the website here.

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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