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Landcare Links January 2021

Message from the Regional Agriculture Landcare Facilitator

Welcome to 2021! 

I was lucky enough to spend a few days in East Gippsland over the January holiday period. I was surprised by the impact the fires of 2019-2020 had on the coastline and how different it looked. I was also impressed that despite the severity of the fires new green growth was prolific and the survival of the Eucalypt trees was evidenced by the re-growth.

In 2021, our own social re-growth is occurring after such an unusual 2020.  As the Regional Ag Landcare Facilitator, I am looking forward to a year where I can spend some time with landholders at workshops, field days and on farms. We have a number of workshops for people to attend in person, as well as continuing on with some online events. There will be plenty of opportunity for farmers and landholders to re-connect.

Let me know if you have requests for workshops or field days you would be interested in. 

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 3 in Yea and March 4 in Ardmona/Shepparton, Walter Jehne will be presenting in-person at a workshop for farmers and landholders interested in increasing the water holding capacity of their soil.

Both events will run from 9.30am-3.00pm. The venues will be advised shortly as we seek to ensure COVID-19 safety amongst participants.

Registration is required to attend. Please click for Registration.

The Business Edge

On February 24-25 in Mansfield, Meridian Agriculture and MLA are presenting a workshop on The Business Edge. This workshop will focus on driving profit in your business, how to set up financial statements to give you the best information and more.

Cost per participant: $1500 or 2+ farm business $1250 each.

Register your interest or for more information contact Meridian Agriculture info@meridian-ag.com.au or 03 5341 6100

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.

Charles Massey Webinar

Charles Massy, the doyen of regenerative agriculture, will speak at a webinar organised by our friends at the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ) on February 9. 

Register for the event. 

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