Posts tagged as ‘Agriculture’

HAVE YOUR SAY – Management of invasive animals on crown land

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) 00-invasive-animals-inquiry-seeks-solutions


Posted 3 August 2016 in Agriculture, Community Engagement, Feral animal control, Weeds

Inspiring Women in Agriculture

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 or phone (03) 5448 7124.

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Posted 22 July 2016 in Agriculture, Cultural, Education, News

Kick-start your future in Agriculture

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).

Kickstart Short Course 2016 – Low resolution flyer

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Posted 22 July 2016 in Agriculture, Education, News

Farm Risk Management Grants

The Victorian Government’s Farm Risk Management Grants program opened Friday 1 July 2016.Farm Risk Manangement Grant Guidelines


The program supports drought affected farmers with business planning, training and on-farm preparedness.

The program provides eligible farm businesses with up to $10,000 to improve risk management and drought preparedness practices and enhance overall farm performance.

Eligible farmers in the following local government areas are encouraged to apply: Buloke, Yarriambiack, Loddon, Northern Grampians, Horsham, Hindmarsh, Gannawarra, Pyrenees, Central Goldfields, West Wimmera and Ararat.

The $1.5 million Farm Risk Management Grants program is part of the Victorian Government’s $27 million Drought Response Package. The Package targets north west Victoria, which has been most seriously impacted by drought over a prolonged period.

Rural Finance will deliver the grants on behalf of the Victorian Government. To find out more or to apply,
contact Rural Finance on 1800 260 425 or visit

Malcolm Brown
Drought Response – Stakeholder and Community Engagement
Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Level 26, 1 Spring St Melbourne VIC 3000 | P: (03) 8392 7188
Agriculture Victoria

Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources, Government of
Victoria, Victoria, Australia.

Posted 5 July 2016 in Agriculture, Grants, News

Latest events from Agriculture Victoria

The latest copy of Drought and About, a newsletter to keep you up to date on drought-related support and activities around the state has been released.  I’ve forwarded this by email to all member groups with email.

Please find the calendar of events page attached below.

Drought and About - Calendar of events June to August 2016

Posted 23 June 2016 in Agriculture, Events, Newsletter



Agriculture Victoria is currently supporting another online forum, this time for the Young Farmers Ministerial Advisory Council (MAC).

The Young Farmers MAC advises the Minister for Agriculture on what is important to young people in Victorian agriculture.

Attracting and retaining the best young people in agriculture is a key priority for the Victorian Government. This will keep the agriculture sector vibrant, growing, innovating and moving into the future.

This is the MAC’s second online forum and the top ideas will help inform their advice to the Minister for Agriculture.

You will find explanatory text and two introductory videos at

If Link does not work, please copy the link (URL: and paste it into the address bar and press enter.

Questions being asked in the forum include:
·        Why are current farm business management programs and training opportunities for young farmers under-subscribed?
·        Do you think you have the skills for what it takes to run a successful farming business?
·        If not, how do you currently upskill and invest in yourself to become a better business manager?
·        And in the future how would you like to upskill?

It is early days and the conversation will pick up as more people are engaged. The forum is open until midnight on 26 June.

Posted 1 June 2016 in Agriculture, Cultural, News