Naturally Loddon Spring festival 2016
The Andrews Labor Government will provide funding grants to help young farmers boost their skills and become better equipped to face the farming challenges and opportunities of the future.
Scholarships of up to $10,000 are available to farmers and farm workers under the age of 35 to help them boost development and career progression in the industry.
The funding consists of $5,000 towards study backed by a further $5,000 to invest on-farm or in professional development activities to help put new skills into practice.
The scholarship program is designed to be flexible to fit in with the demands and ambitions of young farmers and farm workers.
Examples of eligible courses include a Diploma in Agriculture, Human Resources training, Business Management , a Diploma of Agribusiness Management and a range of on-farm technical training.
Young people with an interest in agriculture are also encouraged to contribute to the conversation that will help shape future programs and activities, supporting the development of our next generation of food and fibre producers.
More information about the Young Farmer Scholarship Program and the Young Farmers Ministerial Advisory Council is available at www.vic.gov.au/youngfarmers.
Applications for the Young Farmers Scholarship Program close on 26 August, 2016.
“The Andrews Labor Government is investing in the future of farming by helping upskill our young people working within the industry.” Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford
“The outlook for farming is very positive with growing export markets on our doorstep and a world-class food and fibre sector already punching above its weight – this is why we need to ensure we have the agricultural leaders of tomorrow getting the right support today.” Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford
Come along and hear Sam and Jenny’s story,
and enjoy an evening meal with friends and family.
Events at St. Arnaud and Maryborough
Please find attached information on the Friends of Kooyoora 2016 Wildflower Show and Photographic competition.
This event is always a highlight of the Naturally Loddon Festival – Don’t miss it!
As part of the Naturally Loddon Festival,
the Loddon Plains Landcare Network is pleased to announce this upcoming event
Seating is limited, so seats will be allocated on a first come basis.
Wheel cactus is showing signs of being one of our most serious weed problems in the near future. We have a severe infestation on Mt Buckrabanyule, with pockets of infestations appearing on granitic country, but also now appearing across the plains. http://connectingcountry.org.au/08/mapping-wheel-cactus-infestations-in-victoria-2/
You can help us map existing infestations. If any community member finds an infestation of cactus they believe is wheel cactus, please take a photo of it and record its location (GPS if possible) and email these to Max, at email@example.com. He’ll confirm that the plant is wheel cactus and use this very helpful information on the map.
Do you have thoughts on the management of invasive animals on crown land?
A Victorian parliamentary committee has launched an inquiry into invasive animals on Crown land. The Environment, Natural Resources and Regional Development Committee is inviting community input to the inquiry so that it can identify the scale of the problem in Victoria and get people’s views on how best to deal with it. People are invited to share their views and experiences with the Committee so that effective solutions can be found. Submissions can be made until 8 August 2016, and can be as short or as long as you like.
More details about the inquiry, including how to make a submission and the terms of reference, are available from the Committee’s website (if the link doesn’t work, please copy and paste it into the address bar)
Please find attached your invitation to the Public Launch and Community Day for the St Arnaud Field Nats Club’s Grey Grass-tree Recovery Project. Invite GGT Launch + map (002)
This has been funded by the Government through Communities for Nature and Threatened Species Protection Initiative Grants over the last 2 years.
The Club is proud of its achievement in protecting this FFG Act Listed species and would very pleased if you or members of your group were able to attend on Sunday 11th of September 2016.
Expressions of Interest for the Inspiring Women in Agriculture short course are now open (see attachment) EOIs close 5pm Monday 1 August 2016.
For further information or to submit an EOI please visit the North Central CMA website www.nccma.vic.gov.au or phone (03) 5448 7124.
A Young farmer short course is available (see flyer below).
The course is being offered at the highly discounted rate of $285 per person (normally valued at $2,850).