eNews 28 July 2017

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Hello Visitor,  Welcome to our 28th July 2017 eNews.

In this issue:

Farm Planning Course Walcha

Northern Tablelands Local Land Service is hosting a 5-day Farm Planning Course in Walcha starting on the 8th August, and spread over several months. All welcome but places are limited. Contact Kim Deans to secure your place: 0448 182 183 or kim.deans@lls.nsw.gov.auDownload a flier here.

Farm-Based Tourism Focus of Member Muster

FarmBasedTourismMemberMusterSquareFrom 5.30 - 7.30 pm on Wednesday 23rd August, our quarterly Member Muster will focus on farm-based tourism.

Ever wondered how you might profit from sharing the beauty or biology of your farm? Or how you might go about using your farm cottage for paying visitors? What’s this YouCamp thing? What are the options? And does it pay?

Join us for an evening on the opportunities and challenges, with guest speakers:

Tom, Lucy & Andrew Faithfull - Glen Innes graziers embarking on the adventure of YouCamp. Lucy Frizell and family - Wollomombi graziers who have set up their FarmStay Waterfall Way Accommodation - with extras. David Thompson - Regional Development Australia. A Q&A session will follow. Download the flier here

In addition, SNELandcare member groups will have a chance to update everyone on upcoming activities and your Local Landcare Coordinators will provide information on the latest landcare funding and project opportunities.

All welcome - members are invited to fill up their vehicle with friends or neighbours and make the trip worthwhile! A light supper will be served and seating is limited so be sure to RSVP and reserve your seat soon. This is a free event. More information and bookings here.

This event is part of the $25 million of National Landcare Programme investment to boost farm gate productivity and improve environmental health across NSW. Image courtesy of Lukas-H at www.unsplash.com.

Trees on Small Farms grants available!

TreesSmallFarmsFBNative vegetation provides significant benefits for domestic livestock, native wildlife and ecosystem health... even on small farms.

Southern New England Landcare now has funding for peri-urban landholders in the Armidale, Guyra, Uralla and Walcha areas to plan and undertake revegetation projects that suit their individual needs, thanks to a new partnership project with the Northern Tablelands Local Land Services.

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Book with Flight Centre and benefit SNELandcare!

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Next time you travel, remember, Flight Centre Armidale is supporting SNELandcare in an exciting new partnership where a percentage of the cost of all travel or accommodation booked with Sylvia Hobbs will support our organisation!

There are also group travel opportunities for our members and the local community. You don't have to be a member of SNELandcare for the benefits to flow through, so tell all your family and friends, and enable some big business dollars to flow through to our member organisation!

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Rabbits now very actively planning new rabbits!

Your help to monitor how well the RHDV virus is working is requested! If you spot a dead rabbit, please go to www.rabbitscan.org.au and download the free app via iTunes or Google Play. Check out the video tutorials on 'how to use it' via the YouTube channel. 

Soil Restoration Farming Events with Dr Christine Jones

On 2nd and 4th August 2017, Dr Christine Jones will deliver practical, scientifically based information for farmers who want to increase the health of their soil, animals, plants and gross margins. Download the flier, and check out amazingcarbon.com for background papers.

Regenerative Farming Tour to Victoria

Southern Blue Regenerative has recently launched their Regenerative Farming Tour to Victoria in September of this year. As part of their program development, they will be providing a sponsored position for an aspiring farmer.  More information at https://www.southernblue.com.au/farming-study-tours/regenerative-farming-tour/ or at https://www.facebook.com/pg/SouthernBlueRegenerative/events/

NSW Women in Dairy invite you to... “BALE UP”

An incredible 3 day event to be held in the Hunter Valley at the historic ‘Balmoral Homestead’ (built 1857), on the 10th, 11th and 12th October, 2017. With the help of guest speaker Lyn Sykes, this event will provide women in the dairy industry the opportunity to discuss, share and learn new and useful skills from industry representatves and fellow farmers. Download the flier and how to register here.

Become a member and access so much more...

Members receive significant discounts or free entry to our events, and a full colour hard copy of our quarterly Landchat newsletter, which provides some great reading about recent events, projects and member's achievements. Members may also choose to participate in one or more of our locality-based or interest-based groups, where they can interact with like-minded people and get support from our staff to think through and develop any project ideas they might have, including developing funding applications.

There are several membership price points, starting from as little as $11 per year! Sign up here. Contact us by email or phone 02 6772 9123 to find out more.

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