Chough Chat March 4th 2022

Welcome to the news and events updated on March 4th 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.

Sustainable and Profitable Grazing Systems

On Tuesday 8th March from 9.30am-3.00pm, the mid-goulburn branch of GSSA is presenting a full day workshop on "Sustainable and Profitable Grazing Systems". Understand the importance of good alnd stewardship, moving to carbon neutrality and operating productive and profitable grazing enterprises in north east Victoria.

For more information contact Ron Harris 0407 948 431. Register by 4th March.

Landcare + International Women's Day Webinar

On Tuesday 8th March from 2.00pm-3.30pm, Landcare Australia are hosting a webinar on the International Women's Day 2022 Landcare Women Breaking the Bias. The panel conversation will include how women in Landcare and natural resource management have overcome challenges and broken the bias they may have experienced personally or professionally.


Fork in the Road: Impacts of climate change on our food supply

On Wednesday 9th March from 2pm online, Farmers for Climate Action are inviting people to join for the latest report on Fork in the Road: Impacts of climate change on our food supply. 

Empty supermarket shelves have become almost commonplace in Australia over the past few months, as floods and COVID have converged to break down our supply chains. So what do our supply chains look like in a changing climate, especially in light of the latest IPCC report?

Register here

Wild Dog Management Zone Webinar

On Wednesday 16th March from 1.00pm-2.00pm online, there will be a webinar on Wild Dog Management focussing on effective management of wild dogs on farm and provides a Q&A opportunity with members of the Victorian Wild Dog Managment Program.

Register here

Stinking Goat Field Day 

On Thursday 17th March from 9.15am, Riverine Plains is hosting a field day on Evaluating plant-based opportunities to increase soil carbon in cropping systems. This event will be held at Stinking Goat, Yarrawonga-Katamatite Rd, Burramine South. Focus of talk will be on Nitrogen and a panel discussion on general issues with local agronomits.

Contact Jane on 03 5744 1713 or for further information.

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

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

GMLN Annual Farm Forum

On Saturday 2nd April from 10.00am-1.00pm at Sir Ian McLennan Centre, Mooroopna, Goulburn Murray Landcare Network is presenting their annual forum focussing on Farm Safety and Farmer Health.

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

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. 

National Landcare Australia - Call for Abstracts

On Sunday 13th March the call for abstracts and posters will close for the 2022 National Landcare Conference. the 2022 theme is "The Power of Landcare - Shaping Our Future" which affirms the importance of looking to the future when addressing the issues and opportunities open to Landcare and NRM.

Awards and Grants open

Closing on Sunday 17th April, 2022 the General Jeffery Soil Health Award prize of $20,000 is open. Individual farmers, land managers, extension specialists or educators may be nominated. Nominees will be recognised for activities including undertaking and promoting good management practices, raising awareness about the importance of maintaining and improving soil health, and/or educating others about soils.

Woolworths Junior Landcare Grants now open for Australian Primary Schools and Early Learning Centres. These organisations are encouraged to link with the local Landcare network or group to involve them in school projects.

Planting Trees for The Queen's Jubilee


The Australian Government is providing an opportunity for people to engage in a community planting activity to celebrate the Jubilee (70 years) of service to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. The project will provide up to $15.1 million of grant funding to eligible groups and organisations for community-based tree planting events.

Expressions of interest open on 11th March 2022 and close on 2nd May 2022.

Find out more

Recycling Victoria Councils Fund

Applications for the Recycling Victoria Councils Fund Round 2, Stream 2 Implementation grants are now open and will close at midnight on Thursday 14 April, 2022.

This funding supports circular economy projects with a proven business case. So, if you have an implementation-ready project or have nearly completed your round 1 feasibility project, we strongly encourage you to apply.

Individual councils can apply for grants between $80,000 and $250,000 – and for group applications, between $80,000 and $500,000. 

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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