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October’s e-bulletin

Inside this edition: $134m in Smart Farming funding. Research ideas sought in beef, chickenmeat, hort, summerfruits and sugar PLUS scholarships, board positions and JOBS. Please click on the following link ... Latest ag-opportunities from Farming Together...

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Lamb-assador for WA co-op move

Prominent lamb producer Dr Peter Trefort will be an ambassador for a new farmer-led initiative to establish an agricultural co-operative in WA’s Great Southern region.

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Free field day for boutique timbers

Sawmill specialists, foresters and growers of boutique timbers will be gathering in south-east Queensland next month to discuss farm forestry. The field day at Bellthorpe, in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, will include sawmilling demonstrations. Mixed rainforest...

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Marketing-smarts session for farm women

14 September 2017: Last month saw the inaugural meeting of the AgMarketing project for female farmers, supported by the national Farm Co-operatives and Collaboration pilot program, known as Farming Together. Women from around the central west of NSW gathered in...

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Scholarship honour for farming achiever

12 September 2017: Farming dynamo Allison Mudford has received the Farming Together sponsored registration for the Australian Women in Agriculture conference in Brisbane next week. Allison is a partner in a two-state mixed farming enterprise built up over the past 13...

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Second-century boost for busy co-op

11 September 2017: One of the country’s most visionary co-ops is heading confidently into its second century with new support from the Australian Government. The Berry co-op in southern NSW recently received $131,000 from the national Farm Co-operatives and...

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Workshop studies floodplains macca-move

8 September 2017: Growing macadamias could offer a new income stream for floodplain farmers and Northern Rivers landholders, according to experts addressing a workshop this week. More than 25 people attended the first of a series of sessions looking at the options for...

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New project tackles regional paddock-to-plate challenge

6 September 2017: Regional NSW farmers could secure sales to city customers with a new program launched by Regional Development Australia (RDA) Central West and funded by the Australian Government. The collaborative business model called Central West Fresh will...

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Olive farmers explore soils for oils

5 September 2017:  ­­Olive growers in two states are anticipating gains from a new provenance-branding initiative supported by the Australian Government. More than 100 members of the Queensland Olive Council and Olives South Australia will work with South Australian...

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