22 March (Pental Island VIC) Dryland Pasture Walk & Talk An overview of the 'Economically Viable Options for Retired Irrigation Land' project will be presented by Damian Jones (Agresults), Dr Hayley Norman (CSIRO), Geoff Duddy (Sheep Solutions), Rick Ellis & Tim Mulholland. Topics include:
Native & improved pasture quality & utilisation
Review site feed test results
Maximise pasture longevity
Establishing new pastures - do's and dont's
Matching feed supply to animal requirements & production
28 March (Moulamein NSW) Lambing Down in Tough Times An evening of interactive discussion and information valuable for producers and agribusiness hosted by Geoff Duddy (Sheep Solutions), Robert Herrmann & Oliva Agar (Mecardo). Topics include:
Management during pregnancy & lambing
Maintain flock production, feed, welfare & the costs involved
Market demand & value adding
Finding the opportunities
Case Studies- Rural Revitalisation
Playing to your strengths
What might the future look like for the Wakool Region?
3rd April (Mallan NSW) Drought Smoko An opportunity for community members to get together and socialise while discussing the issues being experienced as a result of drought conditions across southern NSW... More information to come.
26-29th March (Moulamein NSW) FREE Advanced Chemical Spray Application Training This workshop will deliver accredited training to experienced NSW growers, advisors & employees involved in grain production. The course consists of a 1 day workshop and subsequent workplace visit for the purpose of calibrating spray equipment and developing spray drift management plans. Applicants must have completed a chem user training course or equivalent to be eligible. To register, contact Cath Sullivan on 02 6345 5818 or 0437 455 818.
1st-2nd April (Wakool NSW) FREE Level 3 Chemical Certification Course This course is for people that use pesticides with powered and hand-held application equipment. You will learn the legislative requirements to apply, transport and store chemicals safely. Participants will receive a SMARTtrain Chemical Application card. The course is mapped to the following national units of competency: AHCCHM303 - Prepare and apply chemicals AHCCHM304 - Transport and store chemicals Funding for this course is available for eligible applicants, please note that applications much be submitted before the 11th of March. Contact Kellie Goring on 02 6951 2775 to apply. Documents required can be found here: Employee letter,Self-employed letter.