2016 National Landcare Conference and Awards - Registrations now open

Registrations are now open for the 2016 National Landcare Conference and Awards, to be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from 21-23 September 2016.

Themed ‘Collaborative Communities – Landcare in Action’, the 2016 National Landcare Conference and Awards is your opportunity to contribute to, engage with, and learn from your community and peers.

Held over three exciting days, the 2016 National Landcare Conference and Awards will deliver an engaging programme, as well as offer you the opportunity to attend a variety of informative and educational field trips within close proximity to Melbourne CBD. To recognise the hard work and innovation of the Landcare community, the Landcare Awards gala dinner provides you the chance to let your hair down and celebrate the achievements of peers with the announcement of the National Landcare category winners, the People’s Choice Award winner, and the ultimate acknowledgement of the 2016 Bob Hawke Landcare Award and $50,000 prize winner.

We officially welcome Landcarers across the country, who grow our food and protect our environment, to register for the 2016 National Landcare Conference and Awards. The Conference represents the diversity of Australia’s leading volunteer movement, providing an opportunity for all to join in the discussion on how we can build a resilient agricultural and environmental future.

The diverse conference programme focuses on the theme of Collaborative Communities – Landcare in Action, with keynote speeches being delivered by Major General the Honourable Michael Jeffery, AC, AO (Mil), CVO, MC (Retd), as well as Don Bourke, Presenter and Executive Producer of Australia’s beloved Burke’s Backyard.

Click here for early bird registration


Register now for your Early Bird discount and save. For further details or to register, go to the official National Landcare Conference website.

The National Landcare Conference is being delivered by Landcare Australia, in collaboration with National Landcare Network and NRM Regions Australia, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program and the Victorian Government.

Young Farmer Business Project Survey

The NSW DPI & NSW Farmers have a survey for young people either in agriculture, or interested in being in agriculture aged between 18 and 35 years.

We want as many young people as possible to complete this short survey so that we can find out what barriers they have in expanding, or entering into agriculture, finding out what they want to know in order to help them achieve their agricultural goals and how they can be supported.

Would you be able to assist by sending this email onto your members, young people, friends, other networks...anyone, to help get this survey into their inboxes and onto the social media platforms of as many young people as possible? Your assistance would be sincerely appreciated.

Below are 3 links you can use to direct people to the survey should you wish to promote it on your social media pages, website or by email.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate in contacting the Project Officer, James Leigo on 0419 110 714 or james.leigo@dpi.nsw.gov.au

Social media https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/youngfarmerbusinessprojectsocialmedia

Email https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/youngfarmerbusinessprojectemail

Web site https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/youngfarmerbusinessprojectweb

Upcoming Events
Ever wanted to get some hands on experience in pruning winter fruit trees? Orange ELF Community Garden and Central Tablelands Landcare are working together to give you a chance to learn and get some hands on experience pruning the fruit trees at the Orange ELF Community Garden.
Where: Orange
When: Jul 09, 2016
from 01:30 PM to 04:00 PM
Watershed Landcare will once again be at The Mudgee Small Farm Field Days. We will have informative displays, information about our group and projects, kids activities, workshops and, of course, the Watershed Landcare Lecture Series!
Where: Australian Rural Education Centre, Ulan Rd, Mudgee
When: Jul 15, 2016 to Jul 16, 2016

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