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Landcare Links February 2021

Welcome from the Regional Agriculture Landcare Facilitator

With the rain that we have had during February, I have enjoyed observing the grass in the paddocks once again beginning to turn green. I have been trying to observe and monitor what is occuring in the paddocks more closely over the past six months. I am hoping that this increases my understanding of natural systems and how they interact.

For anyone interested, there are a number of simple tools that can enhance our observational skills; if anyone has a particular observational tool that they deem useful, let me know so it can potentially assist others.

Warm regards, Kerstie

Kerstie Lee
Regional Agriculture Landcare Facilitator
Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority
Phone: 0437 310 840
Email: kerstiel@gbcma.vic.gov.au

 

Acknowledgement

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which we work and pay our respects to their Elders; past, present and emerging.

 

Funding Partners

Landcare funding partners

News & Events

Building your Soil Sponge

On March 4 in Shepparton (18 places remaining), Vic NoTill is hosting Walter Jehne who will be presenting in-person a workshop for farmers and landholders interested in increasing the water holding capacity of their soil.   

Place & time: Sherbourne Terrace, Shepparton, from  9.30am-3.00pm.

Registration is required to attend. Click here for registration

Working Dog and Advanced Livestock Handling Course

This workshop will take place on  March 11-13 at Karn Station, Victoria. BYO dog/s, swags and meals.  Cost: $1320 inc GST.

Contact  Tim Stokes 0419 298 152 for registration and more information.

Webinar: Understanding and managing water price variability on farm

On  Thursday February 25 from 1-2pm, Ag Vic is hosting the third in this irrigation webinar series. Daryl Poole will be speaking on better understanding southern Murray-Darling Basin water market behaviour, key water market drivers and more.

Click here for more information and registration

Environment Grants available

The Victorian Government has a number of grants available for those interested in environmental works:

  1. 2021 Aboriginal Community Caring for Country Grants:  Closes April 22.
  2. 2021 Community Volunteer Action Grants - Stream 1, Strengthening Environmental Volunteering: Closes April 1. 
  3. 2021 Community Volunteer Action Grants -  Stream 2, Biodiversity on-ground action and Stewardship: Closes April 1.
  4. Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants -  opening in March.

Read more by clicking on the link.

   

The New Fertcare Dairy NMP Standard

On Wednesday March 10 from 1.30pm - 2.30pm,  Ag Vic is hosting a webinar on driving improvements in dairy nutrient management. 

Please register here or contact Rachael Campbell on rachael.campbell@agriculture.vic.gov.au or 0447 347 162. A link will be emailed once registered.

For further information or to order a hard copy of the newsletter please contact:

Goulburn Broken CMA
168 Welsford Street (PO Box 1752)
Shepparton, Victoria 3630

Phone: 03 5822 7700
Email: reception@gbcma.vic.gov.au
Website: www.gbcma.vic.gov.au