Chough Chat March 18th 2022

Welcome to the news and events updated on March 18th 2022. We look forward to seeing you at the host of events. Most face to face events require mandatory vaccination, please check with the organiser if you are uncertain.

Farm Safety - changing culture

On Wednesday 23rd March from 1.00pm-2.00pm online, GRDC are hosting this Farm Safety webinar.  The agriculture industry continues to be overrepresented in occurrences of workplace related death and injury. Independent investigations and studies have identified safety culture as the leading tool in prevention of occupational accidents.

Register here


Improving dam health and water use field day

On 25th March 4-6.30pm at Merrijig, Australian National University, Up2Us Landcare Alliance and Agriculture Victoria are hosting an opportunity to hear about the latest research and practical tools for improving the health of farm dams and managing farm water. Registration essential.

Register here

Regenerative Farm Field Day

On Saturday 26th March from 10.30am-12.30pm, Goulburn Murray Landcare Network are hosting this event on Zankers Farm, Walshs Bridge South Rd, Mundoona. If you are interested in how chickens, cows & pigs can improve your soils or building integrated systems on your farm & in your business this is for you.

Cost: $15/adult $5/child under 18yrs. Registration essential. Please Click here to register.

2022 Environmental Biosecurity Webinar Series

Registration is open for the 2022 Environmental Biosecurity Webinar Series - 'Prevent. Detect. Respond. Protect.' This 6-part series will explore a range of case studies, policies and research from across the biosecurity system. Each webinar will be 90mins with 30 mins of question time.

  • Webinar 1 Thursday 31 March, 12.30-14.00
  • Webinar 2 Thursday 12 March 12.30-14.00

Australian Network for Plant Conservation Conference 'Seeds to Recovery'

On April 3rd-7th 2022, the Australian Network for Plant Conservation (ANPC) is holding its 13th conference in Albury City. With the overall theme ‘Seeds to Recovery’ presentations, workshops and field trips will cover such topics as recovery of native plants and vegetation after fire, and native seed supply. 

Webinars Available

Please see below links to the Landcare Women Break the Bias webinar celebrating International Women’s Day last Tuesday.

Link to the Landcare Webinar Series page on the Landcare Australia website:https://landcareaustralia.org.au/webinars/

Link to the International Women’s Day Landcare Webinar video: https://landcareaustralia.org.au/webinars/iwd2022


GMLN Annual Farm Forum

Goulburn Murray Landcare Network is presenting their annual forum focussing on Farm Safety and Farmer Health. Date to be confirmed.

There will be activities for the kids and a free lunch will be provided. More information, please contact 03 5821 3530 or info@gmln.com.au.

Grants information

Bushfire Recovery Local Community Project Grants due by Mon 11th April - Click here

Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships Program Now Open - to find out more and application - Click here

Foundation Murrindindi - Green Grants Program open until the 31st March - Click here for details