Building resilience in tough times

Building resilience in tough times

Social gathering –  The drought has eased for now, but farming can still be a tough business.  Join other farmers at this event and treat yourself to dinner and enjoy some humour and simple life tips from our guest speaker. Neville Brady A farm boy from Swan Hill and a top level Richmond AFL player in […]

Join “Farming Smart Together” – Registration is now open!

Join “Farming Smart Together” – Registration is now open!

What is possible when a committed and focused group of farmers come together to share what they know, and learn more about stewarding the land for a sustainable and profitable future?   The Far South Coast Landcare Association invites you to join an exciting new initiative – the Farming Smarter Together program. This 18 month […]

2019 Regional Soils Roadshow

This roadshow is part of a wider program of soil workshops and activities to assist farmers manage soil condition and health…..Please RSVP: here 

PADDOCK PLANT ID FIELD DAY

PADDOCK PLANT ID FIELD DAY

What are the native and introduced plants growing in your paddock? If you’d like help working out what you have, what to keep, what weeds to focus on and how to look after your pasture or native grassland, come along to this field day on Thursday 4 April 2019, 9.30am-12.30pm between Bega and Cobargo. Organised by the […]

The Advocate Newsletter

The Advocate Newsletter

MARCH 2019 Welcome to the first edition of The Advocate for 2019. Landcare NSW recently held a Council Induction Workshop for its Council members and it was a great opportunity for our new Councillors to find out more about the organisation, meet the staff team and hear from our Executive Committee members. We also held our […]

Get help to deal with financial hardship.

Get help to deal with financial hardship.

There is a range of financial assistance available for farmers affected by drought. Call the Farmer Assistance Hotline 132 316 or see a rural financial counsellor to assess your eligibility today. This is a free service. Call 1800 686 175 or visit the ‘Drought Hub’ online for details on drought relief loans, subsidies and rebates.  Farm Household Allowance (FHA) –  The […]

The Coastal Weeds Project – Short Video

The Coastal Weeds Project – Short Video

The beaches of the Bega Valley are clean and weed free for a reason. It doesn’t just happen. For 10 years the ‘Coastal Weeds Project’ has been forging partnerships with Government Departments, Local Council, Landcare Volunteers and Local Aboriginal Land Councils to clean our beaches of weeds and rubbish from Narooma to the Victorian border. […]

Wild Pollinators: two big events

Wild Pollinators: two big events

WILD POLLINATOR COUNT Take 10 mins between 11th and 18th November, make a ‘Wild Pollinator Count’, and add your data to this large-scale, annual survey. It’s simple and you’ll be helping increase our knowledge of important insects in our region. MERIMBULA STAR-HAIR POLLINATORS The Merimbula star-hair (Astrotricha sp. Wallagaraugh) is an endangered shrub found in […]

Paddock Plant ID workshops

Paddock Plant ID workshops

Bega, Wednesday 5 Dec 2018, 10.00am until 1pm  Venue to be advised.  Lunch provided. (A similar event will be held in Moruya on 6th Dec) For information and to RSVP contact:  South East Local Land Services – Bega Office on 02 6491 7806 or andrew.taylor@lls.nsw.gov.au.  Numbers are limited. Farmers of the Far South Coast have a […]

Position Vacant: Project Facilitator – Smart Farms Grant

Position Vacant: Project Facilitator – Smart Farms Grant

The Far South Coast Landcare Association is seeking to employ a part-time Project Facilitator (2 days per week, for 2 years) to delivery our new Smart Farms Grant.  The successful applicant will need strong facilitation skills, a solid understanding of both sustainable agriculture and the principles of EMS, as well as a keen interest in […]