Mulloon Farm Tour (Mulloon Institute)
5 May, 9.30 am to 4.30 pm, Bungendore. Tickets $75
This tour will visit sites that demonstrate landscape rehydration strategies and tactics, introduce the principles behind these practices and discuss the scientific rigour underpinning this approach to water cycle function and improve productivity and ecological outcomes.
Birdwatcher Training Workshop (BirdLife Australia)
7 May, 8.30 am to 3.30 pm, Burrumbuttock
This onsite birding skills development workshop is for birdwatchers who would like support to build your skills and local bird knowledge in a friendly relaxed environment. The workshop will help you learn more about our local bird species, and how to assist landholders with quarterly bird surveys. RSVP to Darcy Creece - 0400 949 063 or [email protected].
Bethungra Dam resnagging (OzFish Wagga)
9 May, 12.00 to 2.00 pm, Bethungra
Come along to see the recent resnagging works completed, and learn about the importance of snags as fish habitat. Snags are woody debris (eg trees and branches) that provide instream woody habitat.
KVLG AGM and dinner (Kyeamba Valley Landcare Group)
10 May, 6.00 pm, Wagga. Tickets $20/$40 for members/non-members (includes main meal, and membership for non-members)
Join KVLG at the Kooringal Hotel for a chat and dinner, followed by a presentation by Prof Andrew Peters of CSU on 'Wildlife surveys: A Riverina wildlife health community project. Contact Dave Waters: 0438 406 417 or [email protected].
Soil sampling, pasture establishment and production (Murray Local Land Services)
11 May, 12.30 pm, Rosewood
This session will cover: Best practice soil sampling & plant growth constraints to monitor in your area; pasture species selection, post-establishment management & pasture production; and opportunities with Farming Forecaster & soil moisture probes.
Navigate your natural hazards workshop for farmers and small businesses (Rural Financial Counselling Service)
12 May, 8.30 am to 12.30 pm, Wagga
This interactive workshop will help you understand risks associated with your local natural hazards; learn the risk management process; utilise risk management tools; and understand the importance of incorporating risk management into business planning.
Grassy Woodlands Conservation & Research Forum (North East CMA, Vic)
12 May, Wangaratta Vic. Tickets cost $20
This forum will share the outcomes and findings from the five-year project aimed at restoring habitat for the Regent Honeyeater and Swift Parrot. It will examine the current state of Grassy Woodlands ecosystems and compare them against growing trends in climate change, human activity and biodiversity decline. Keynote speakers include David Lindenmeyer and David Watson.
Accounting for Nature training (Harden-Murrumburrah Landcare)
16 May, 9.00 am to 4.00 pm, Cunningar
Local farmers, graziers and landholders are invited to attend this event to learn about environmental accounting, account stratification and aggregation of field data. There will be practical field exercises including measuring the environmental condition of native vegetation, conducting fauna surveys, and collecting soil data.
Foot-and-Mouth Disease information session (NSW Farmers & NSW Department of Primary Industries)
16 May, 11.00 am to 1.00 pm, Wagga
Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) is a highly contagious animal disease that affects all cloven-hoofed animals. Australia remains free of FMD, but good biosecurity practices and early detection will be essential to reduce the potential impact of FMD if it arrives in Australia. This info session will help you to recognise the signs and better understand the risk.
Yass River cultural walk (Rivers of Carbon & Dreamtime Connections)
21 May, 10.00 am to 1.00 pm, Yass
Join this walk along the river, to learn about the ecology, indigenous significance and social importance of rivers. Hear about restoration works underway along the Yass River and what landowners can do to support the river’s health on their properties.
On-farm composting workshop (Corowa District Landcare)
24 May, 9.00 am to 3.00 pm, Rutherglen Vic
Learn how to make high-quality compost on your farm using simple, low labour methods. Participants will learn about fermentative compost, aerated compost and vermicomposting; customising your compost; and using compost.
Can I get paid to plant trees? (Greening Australia)
26 May, 9.30 am to 12.30 pm, Galore
This field day will explore the role of the carbon market to fund large scale revegetation and conservation projects on private land in NSW. See examples of planting projects, hear from landholders about how it fits within their farm plan, and talk to GA staff about the types of projects that might be suitable for your land.
Biosecurity & NLIS workshops (Riverina Local Land Services)
30 May - Wagga, 31 May - Griffith, or 1 Jun - Young
Riverina landholders are invited to these interactive workshops discussing NLIS database transfers, PIC reconciliations and practical advice on farm biosecurity plans.
Grazing and animal nutrition workshop (Murray Local Land Services)
1 June, 10.00 am, Rosewood
This session will cover assessment of available pasture & quality; animal nutrition and feed budgeting (stocking rate, feed available & requirements); and grazing systems & matching suitability to your operation. Lunch provided.
Farm business management basics (Murray Local Land Services)
14 June, 8.30 am to 4.30 pm, Moulamein, and 29 June, 8.30 am to 4.30 pm, Tumbarumba
This workshop will cover: Best practice farm business management; planning & succession; strategic & operational budgeting; understanding & interpreting the financial performance of a farm; informed decision making; and risk.
National Renewables in Agriculture Conference and Expo 2023
21 June, 9.00 am to 4.30 pm, Dubbo
This event brings together the farming and energy communities to share stories of on-farm renewables and discuss what's driving the transformation of energy use in agriculture. The program includes a keynote presentation by Ross Garnaut, and presentations on large-scale solar & wind developments.
Nature-Based Solutions Conference (Carbon Farmers of Australia)
17 to 19 July, Brisbane. Tickets start at $400, or $330 for virtual attendance.
This conference is the new incarnation of the National Carbon Farming Conference. In addition to carbon markets, it will cover tree carbon, soil carbon and biodiversity.
Thriving Women conference (Women Together Learning)
13 to 15 August, Wagga. Tickets start at $434.50
This is the premier conference event to secure a sustainable future for women living and working in agriculture and associated industries. The 2023 theme, Growing and Inspiring Women Connected through Agriculture, will focus on the critical role women play in the day-today operation of primary production, natural resource management and rural communities.