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Murrumbidgee Landcare e-news - August 2017

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Welcome to the August edition of Murrumbidgee Landcare's e-news!

The weather is warming up, the wattle and canola are flowering, and there are an abundance of field days and activities on offer - what a great time of year!

Over the next month, there are workshops to help boost the health of your soils, your farm business and your own mental health. There are also some great opportunities to learn about everything from backyard beekeeping and social media to on-farm solar PV and wombats.

There are also a bunch of funding opportunities around at the moment, so if you have an idea for a project, have a look and see what funding you may be able to apply for.

If you would like more information on anything, or would like to talk to someone about Landcare in your region, please feel free to contact your Local Landcare Coordinator or the Murrumbidgee Landcare office.



ACT for Bees

Annual koala count at the Narrandera Flora and Fauna Reserve

Feral Fighters - Spring fox baiting program 2017

Into the red gums

Oxley-Cunningham Bicentenary Walk – Mt Caley

Planting trees at Fivebough Wetlands

Riparian zone management and gully erosion remediation - Field trip report

Young Farmer Business Project


Upcoming events

Future weather and climate for inland NSW - Wagga - 17 Aug

K2C Mini Forum - Queanbeyan – 18 Aug

"Let's Talk" community mental health forum - Deniliquin – 21 Aug

Better understand your farm's performance - Various locations, Murray region – Various dates between 21 Aug & 18 Sep

WeedSmart forum and farm visits - Wagga – 21-23 Aug

Healthy Soil for Healthy Farms workshops - Various locations, Lachlan region – Various dates between 23 Aug & 26 Sep

Grazing demonstration & Alternative fertiliser seminar - Bookham – 24 Aug

Backyard Bees workshop - Wagga – 27 Aug

Farming for today and tomorrow - Corowa – 29 Aug

Sandhills Management and Rehabilitation Field Day - Oolambeyan NP – 31 Aug

Doodle Comer Swamp open day - Henty – 1 Sep

FarmLink Annual Open Day- Temora – 1 Sep

Beef BredWell / FedWell workshop - Tumbarumba – 1 Sep

Working bee - Birdlip Reserve, The Rock – 2 Sep

Social media workshop - Hanwood (near Griffith) – 4 Sep

Farm expansion workshop - Wagga – 6 Sep

Holbrook Landcare Business Forum - Jindera – 6 Sep

Intro to Biodynamics - Boorowa – 7-8 Sep

Tarcutta Landcare guided tour of Borambola Winery - Borambola – 10 Sep

The habits of wombats - Ladysmith – 13 Sep

Protecting Tumut region's unique local wildlife - Tumut – 13 Sep

Fit Farmers Workshop - Crookwell – 15 Sep

Landcare Shed at Henty Machinery Field Days - Henty – 19-21 Sep

Wildflower walk - Livingstone NP – 24 Sep

Australian Agronomy Conference - Ballarat – 24-28 Sep

More profitable farming workshops - Corryong and Deniliquin – 25 & 26 Sep

Family night stalk & BBQ - Livingstone NP – 6 Oct

Landcare and Local Land Services Conference - Albury – 25-27 Oct

Rural Women's Gathering - Narrandera – 27 Oct


Funding and other opportunities

Hollows for homes - Free nest boxes!

Paddock Tree project: Landholder expression of interest

Think Big Rural Women program - Murray region – 27 Aug

Country to Canberra 2017 Leadership Competition – Closes 8 Sep

2017 NSW Farmer of the Year Award – Closes 15 Sep

Small Grants for Rural Communities – Closes 27 Sep

Stronger Communities grants – Closes 28 Sep

Dairy produce scholarship – Closes 30 Sep

Community Landcare Pop-up Grants – Closes 30 Apr 2018 (or when all funds have been allocated)



Murrumbidgee Field Naturalists newsletter - July 2017

NRM on Farms newsletter - August 2017

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