Chough Chat May 6th 2021

Welcome to the news and events updated on May 6th 2021. We look forward to seeing you at the host of events that are now available for people. If you are unwell or are waiting on a Covid test result, please stay at home and we will have more events coming your way.

Nature@Work - Farming with Benefits     Field Day

On Friday 7th May, 9.30am-12.00pm, Australian National University will be coupled with a soil scientist at Matt's farm in Devenish to discuss the science of how native vegetation contributes to a healthy resilient farming system.

Contact Kerstie kerstiel@gbcma.vic.gov.au 0437 310 840 for further details

Acid soils, pastures, moisture probes and deep core soil sampling

On Friday 7th May 2021 from 10am-12pm Strathbogie SoilCare members are sharing what they have learnt from their trial site over the past 5 years. Damien Gerrans will be presenting information in the afternooon from 12.30pm-2.00pm on the soil moisture meter and its use.

For more information and booking contact Karen Brisbane on 0409 955 396 or karenb@gbcma.vic.gov.au 

Hillslope Erosion & Landclass Fencing Farm Walk 

On Thursday 13th May from 10am-12pm in Maindample, a farm walk and talk will be held with Kerri Goschnick. He will be discussing techniques of landclass fencing for erosion control.

For more information and booking contact Kim Magnay on 5779 1593 or projects@up2us.org.au 


FORUM: Carbon Neutral Food Myth or Reality?

On Tuesday 18th May 12pm-1pm online, ATSE Agricultural Forum are engaging in a discussion on the topic of Carbon Neutral Food: Myth or Reality?

Register here 

Fungi Identification workshop with Alison Pouliot

On Thursday May 20th from 11am-3pm at Carters Mill Picnic Area, Sawmill Settlement, Alsion Pouliet will be a guest of Up2Us Landcare Alliance's for a walk and talk identifying fungi.

Registrations essential and limited, register here or contact Up2Us on 03 57791593 for further information.


Fungi Festivals - Bioluminescence

On Friday 21st May, 6pm-9pm at in Kirkland Ave, Euroa, there will be a FREE outdoor digital projection event streaming across buildings in Binney St. Bioluminescence celebrates the importance of Fungi in healthy ecosystems.

Visit here for further information.

Native Pasture Identification and Management 

On Saturday 22nd May from 10am-3pm at Warrenbayne Hall, Gecko Clan would like to invite you join, Dr Meredith Mitchelle Senior Research Scientist for a day of native grass identification and management of native pasture grazing systems.

Please contact Kim Magnay on 0419482409 or geckoadmin@inet.net.au for registration or further details


Murray Muster 2021 "Digging Deeper"

On Wednesday 26 May at Moama RSL Murray Dairy is holding their annual Murray Muster event.  Hear from local and interstate guest speakers on exploring ways to better utilise water through soil and irrigation management, cropping rotations and regenerative agriculture. 

Click here to find out more and register, or ocntact Murray Dairy on 03 5833 5312.

Paddock Trees; Prime Real Estate - 24hrs in the life of a Paddock Tree

On Thursday 29th May from 10.00am-12.30pm in Broadford, South West Goulburn Landcare are hosting Ron Litjens in an informative discussion about Paddock Trees as prime real estate. 

Please contact Sonia Sharkey on 0409 515 630 or swg_landcare@mitchellshire.vic.gov.au for registration or further information. 


 Research Results Workshop with ANU - Wangaratta

On Friday June 4th, 9.15am-3.00pm at the Quality Hotel Wangaratta Gateway, ANU Sustainable Farms team will discuss the latest research in natural asset management on farms.

Click here for registration and further information or contact Amber Croft amber.croft@anu.edu.au 

Spiders by Ron Litjens

On Friday 11th June from 7.30pm, Yea River Catchment Landcare Group is presenting the 3rd in the Litjens Lecture Series. The event will begin at the Butter Factory, 13 Rattray St, Yea. A light supper will be provided.

Cost: YRCL members $5; non-members $10

RSVP: Judy Brookes 0448973564 or juncball@bigpond.com 

Young Farmers Scholarships open for applications

Agriculture Victoria is offering Upskill and Invest - Young Farmers Scholarships. Each scholarship recipient is eligible to receive up to $5000 for training and study, followed by $5000 to put their new skills into practice.

You need to be aged 35 or younger and have at least two years' on-farm experience. 

Click here to find out more.

Landcare Australia News & Events

2021 National landcare Conference - Wednesday 4-6 August, Sydney 

Landcare Webinar series - Click link for further information

2021 State and Territory Landcare Award - nominations open for VIC, SA and QLD.


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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