Chough Chat January 7th 2022

Welcome to the news and events updated on January 7th 2022. We look forward to being able to support events this year. We will endeavour to keep you updated with changes in events due to Covid restrictions, please continue to make contact with specific organisers for the events you are interested in.

Carbon+Biodiversity Stewardship Program

Applications are currently open for round 2 of the Australian Government’s Carbon + Biodiversity Pilot. It’s part of the government’s work to develop a voluntary biodiversity market.

By planting and managing native vegetation —in line with a biodiversity protocol developed by the Australian National University – farmers from 6 new eligible regions can apply to receive payment in addition to what they would receive under the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF).

To find out if you’re eligible and how to apply. Applications close on March 3 2022.

Click here for more information

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 - register and pay by Feb 1 2022 or contact Dr Bhawana Bhatta bbhatta@unimelb.edu.au for further information.

Master TreeGrowers Course - coming in March-April 2022

Upper Goulburn catchment area are hosting an 8 session Master TreeGrower Course with Rowan Reid. Please register your interest by contacting Rita Seethaler or rita.seethaler@tuti.com.au or 0411 168 840.

Further information to come in the new year.

Abstracts now open for the 2022 National Landcare Conference

A reminder that the call for abstracts for the 2022 National Landcare Conference is now open and will close on Feb 27, 2022.

Six streams for 2022 conference open:

Landcare Farming and Emerging Environmental Markets; Environment and Climate Change; Community Partnerships in Action; Landcare Impact; Urban Landcare; First Nations People.

Register here

Agrifutures Futures Horizon Scholarships

On Friday 14th January 2022, the agrifutures scholarship is closing. If you are a university student who is committed to the agriculture sector, you have the option to apply for $10,000 bursary over the final two years of their undergraduate degree, and opportunity to build leadership skills and collaborate across rural industries.

Find out more here