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May 2022

Women’s drought preparation workshop, Wagga Wagga

May 24 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Riverine Plains is hosting a drought preparation workshop for women on Tuesday 24 May, 2022 from 11am-2pm. Come and join us for the workshop and lunch at the Curious Rabbit, 44 Johnston St, Wagga Wagga. RSVP by Friday 20 May for catering purposes to Kate Coffey by emailing kate@riverineplains.org.au To download a printable, pdf version of the flyer, please click here.

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Webinar: Drought preparation for grain growers

May 24 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Online Australia
Wheat crop, Riverine Plains

Riverine Plains is hosting a free drought preparation webinar for grain growers on Tuesday 24 May, 2022, from 8-9pm. The webinar will facilitated by Riverine Plains Inc Project Officer, Kate Coffey, and will have a focus on drought management strategies in dryland and irrigated grain growing systems (Glen Baxter, dryland and irrigated farmer, Berrigan), as well as marketing, cash flow and logistical issues (Adrian Clancy, Farmanco). To register, please click here A printable, pdf copy of the flyer is available…

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Webinar: Soils and drought preparation

May 31 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Riverine Plains is hosting a webinar for farmers looking to retain soil moisture and how to improve soils to manage future drought and climate challenges. The webinar will be held on Tuesday 31 May from 8:00-9:00 pm. Kirsten Barlow (Precision Agriculture) will speak on soil constraints and how to prioritise their management, while Nick Ennis (Lawson Grains) will provide a farmer perspective on ways to prioritise operations and how to measure success. To register for the webinar, please click here.…

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June 2022

Stubble Management Demonstration Field Walk – Murchison, 7 June

June 7 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Kate Coffey marking out the stubble demonstration trial at Murchison in 2021

Riverine Plains is hosting a field walk focusing on stubble management and healthy soils at Murchison on Tuesday 7 June, 2022. The event will run from 9am-1:30pm (lunch included) and features presentations by Dean Leslie, Paul and Mel Brown, Cassandra Schefe, Kate Coffey and Lee Menhenett. To register, please email Kate Coffey at kate@riverineplains.org.au or Jane McInnes at jane@riverineplains.org.au by Friday 3 June. To download a pdf (printable) copy of the flyer, please click here.  

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Webinar: Plan for your lambs

June 7 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Online Australia + Google Map

Riverine Plains is hosting a webinar for lamb producers looking to plan for this season and develop strategies for managing in dry, or drought conditions. The webinar will be held on Tuesday 7 June, from 8-9pm and will feature presentations from animal nutritionist and farmer Brad Weeks and Stephen Bignel, market analyst with Meat and Livestock Australia. To register, please click here. To download a printable, pdf version of the flyer, please click here. .

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Webinar: Using Agtech for Drought Preparation

June 14 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Riverine Plains is hosting a webinar on Tuesday 14 June, 2022 for grain and livestock farmers wanting to learn more about how Agtech can be used, especially in preparing for future droughts. The webinar will feature Hamish Munro (Pairtree), who will explain how the Pairtree App can help streamline data collection and decision making. Fiona Lake will also present on using drones to save time and labour in grain and livestock operations.  To register, please click here. To download a…

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Yarrawonga Women’s Drought Preparation Workshop, 21 June

June 21 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Bourkes Hotel (Back Function Room), 96 Belmore St
Yarrawonga, Victoria 3730 Australia
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Members Only

Riverine Plains is hosting a women's drought preparedness workshop at Burkes Hotel, Yarrawonga on Tuesday 21 June, 2022 from 11am-1:30pm (lunch included). The workshop is for farming women who are looking to help better prepare their businesses for drought and climate challenges. The workshop will be facilitated by Kate Coffey (Riverine Plains) and speakers include; Marg McKay (Rural Aid) Sue Crowthers (AgriSafe) Lana Young (National Recovery and Resilience Agency To RSVP, please email kate@riverineplains.org.au To download a pdf (printable) version…

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John Hanrahan and Uncle Tobys Scholarship Applications close 22 June

June 23 @ 12:00 am

Local tertiary students working towards a degree or diploma in agriculture or agribusiness have until midnight on Wednesday 22 June, 2022 to apply for the 2022 John Hanrahan and Uncle Tobys Scholarships Both Scholarships are intended to recognise and encourage agricultural excellence in the Riverine Plains region and to support local students through their studies. The John Hanrahan Scholarship was established by Riverine Plains in honour of the late John Hanrahan from Coreen, whose community spirit, passion for agriculture and…

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Dookie Young Farmer Stock Containment Workshop

June 23 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am

Riverine Plains is hosting a stock containment workshop on Thursday 23 June from 8:30-11am at the University of Melbourne's Bar Lounge at Dookie. To RSVP please email kate@riverineplains.org.au by Thursday 16 June To download a printable (pdf) version of the flyer, please click here.    

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Drought Preparedness Workshop – Morundah

June 29 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Riverine Plains will be hosting a Workshop at Morundah from 11am-3pm on Wednesday 29 June to help farmers prepare for future drought and climate challenges. This workshop will be part of a Community Outreach Event hosted by the Australian Government's National Recovery and Resilience Agency.  Farmers and community members are encouraged to drop in for a chat to find out what support is available for farmers, farm workers and the community. There will also be a free Rotary BBQ &…

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