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Rural Adversity Mental Health Program Workshops

26th Apr 2019

Rural Adversity Mental Health Program Workshops - Workplace and Community Support Skills Periods of prolonged drought can place enormous amounts of strain on all members of the community – at work, at leisure and at home. So, how equipped are... more details

GLENRAC FOCUS EVENT: Farmer Update

12th Apr 2019

GLENRAC FOCUS EVENT: Farmer Update GLENRAC invites  all farmers and producers to a Farmer Update information evening at the Glen Innes and District Services Club next Thursday, 17th of April. This is a not to be missed event for all agricu... more details

Smart Farm Grants Support Glen Innes

10th Apr 2019

Smart Farms grants support Glen Innes     Smart Farm grants have been awarded to projects in the New England to help farmers adopt sustainable and innovative land and natural resource management practices.   Member for New Eng... more details

Black Knapweed Investigation At Tenterfield

09th Apr 2019

STATE Government agencies are working closely with Tenterfield Shire Council to eradicate the first infestation of black knapweed in the State, following its discovery near the northern NSW township recently.   Minister for Agriculture and Mem... more details

Farmer Breakfast: Are You Bogged Mate?

08th Apr 2019

Hey farmers! When was the last time you caught up with some of your mates over a hot meal and a cup of coffee? GLENRAC welcomes all members of the community to a Farmer Breakfast at the Glen Innes Saleyards on Thursday morning, the 11th of April 201... more details

9.2 Million Reasons to Farm Smart

08th Apr 2019

MINISTER LITTLEPROUD MEDIA RELEASE: 9.2 Million Reasons to Farm Smart   ·         More than $9.2 million for 110 projects in Round 2 of Smart Farms Small Grants   ·  &... more details

Spray Drift and Weed Management Workshop

07th Apr 2019

Brush up on the ins and outs of chemical application and weed control with industry professionals at GLENRAC’s Spray Drift and Weed Management workshop next week. In collaboration with the Department of Industries (DPI), Landcare NSW are facil... more details

Smart Farming Partnerships Grants Now Open

01st Apr 2019

Round two of the Smart Farming Partnerships is now open, providing significant funding opportunities for Australia’s fisheries, aquaculture, horticulture and forestry industries.   Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, ... more details

NSW Junior Farmer/Rural Youth Organisation

01st Apr 2019

Call to former Junior Farmer/Rural Youth members MOVES TO RECOGNISE ORGANISATION, GLEN INNES CLUB Permanent recognition of the once thriving NSW Junior Farmer/Rural Youth Organisation is being proposed for Glen Innes later this year. Former membe... more details

Planting for Quick Feed Options

30th Mar 2019

PLANTING FOR QUICK FEED OPTIONS Daniel White, Northern Tablelands Local Land Services Trainee Agronomist, Glen Innes   The question many producers are asking, naturally with rain forecast, is what crop will give the quickest grazing if plante... more details

Fertilising During Drought - Should I or Shouldn't I?

26th Mar 2019

Fertilising during drought – should I or shouldn’t I? Advice from Northern Tablelands Local Land Services Pastures Agronomists, Georgie Oakes and Jeff Lowien   If I don’t put fertiliser out this year will it affect pasture... more details

GLENRAC receives $100,000 funding for drought support

25th Mar 2019

The Glen Innes Natural Resources Advisory Committee are pleased to announce they have received $100,000 of drought support funding through the Australian Government Drought Communities Programme (DCP). The funding, which will be distributed to GLENRA... more details

Small Scale Solar Projects - Community Grants Closing Soon

25th Mar 2019

Community grant opportunities closing soon   Community organisations in the New England are urged to submit an expression of interest for grant opportunities available for small-scale solar projects and initiatives for the environment. Member... more details

Frock Club Coming to Deepwater!

22nd Mar 2019

Who doesn’t speak ‘Frock’? Fashion is indeed a universal language and the award-winning* Frock Club fashion program is coming to Deepwater on 4 April 2019. Frock Club co-founder and co-ordinator, Ruth Povall said “Late last ... more details

Grants to Support Sustainable Agriculture Open

21st Mar 2019

Grants to support sustainable agriculture open Grants between $250,000 and $4 million now available under round two of Smart Farming Partnerships Grants encourage development and roll-out of sustainable agriculture tools; practices Funds p... more details

Extra Funding for the Rural Financial Counselling Service

21st Mar 2019

Boost to services facing increased demand from drought and flood affected farmers  The RFCS to extend contracts and hire additional staff to meet demand There will be more helping hands for farmers facing hardship with the Coalition Governme... more details

Seeking Grains Ladies to Shape Agriculture's Future

21st Mar 2019

Women in the grains industry with an ambition to shape the future of Australia’s food and fibre sector are encouraged to apply for the National Farmers’ Federation’s 2019 Diversity in Agriculture Leadership Program. The Grains ... more details

Take Time Out From The Dry

19th Mar 2019

GLENRAC's “Time Out From The Dry” Dinners aim to support small groups of landholders experiencing 'intense drought' by helping them have a night out with their neighbours, helping themselves and supporting a local venue too! We have Dinn... more details

Restoring Earth - Glen Innes: A rain hub for this region

12th Mar 2019

Are you interested in the future of farming food in Australia? Join GLENRAC at Restoring Earth, a free information event at the Services Club this month where regenerative farmer and general manager of Fig Tree Organic Farms, Glenn Morris, will be di... more details

GREEN LIGHT FOR REGIONAL PROJECTS TO BUILD A BETTER NEW ENGLAND

08th Mar 2019

Communities in the New England will receive nearly $6 million under Round 3 of the Federal Liberal and Nationals Government’s highly successful Building Better Regions Fund. Projects include: -       $2.35 millio... more details

FERAL FIGHTERS READY FOR ACTION

25th Feb 2019

A call to arms is going out across the Northern Tablelands to arrest invasive species in our landscape. With the economic impact of pest animals in NSW estimated to be $170 million, Northern Tablelands Local Land Services are unveiling a program to ... more details

NSW's chance to dispose of unwanted agvet chemicals

04th Feb 2019

New South Wales property owners can register their unwanted agricultural and veterinary chemicals for Agsafe’s ChemClear collection which is hitting the road in March. Chemclear is a non-profit waste collection service for agricultur... more details

LANDCARE’S GREEN ARMY IN LINE FOR A FUNDING BOOST TO CONTINUE WORK

01st Feb 2019

LANDCARE groups across the Northern Tablelands will benefit from a $22.4 million boost to expand the Local Landcare Co-ordinator Initiative, if the Coalition Government is re-elected in March, Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall said today. The Loc... more details

One stop shop for drought support

31st Jan 2019

FarmHub launched to support drought-affected farmers Has details on assistance with fodder, water, transport, everyday living expenses and health in the one spot Developed in a partnership with the National Farmers’ Federation   Fa... more details

Immediate assistance for farmers and cash injection for New England communities

24th Jan 2019

Submitted More drought support is now available to farmers in the New England through the Liberal Nationals Government’s $30 million Drought Community Support Initiative. Member for New England and Special Envoy for Drought Assistance and Rec... more details

FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR NATURAL RESOURCE PROJECTS ON-FARM

22nd Jan 2019

Submitted  Landholders looking at ways to improve the management of natural resources on their farm are encouraged to contact Northern Tablelands Local Land Services who have funding available for on-farm projects. Local Land Services is worki... more details

Birthday with the Birds

21st Jan 2019

Submitted Would you like to walk amongst a wetland on World Wetland Day? Join us in celebrating Little Llangothlin Nature Reserve 40th anniversary this World Wetlands Day! Little Llangothlin Nature Reserve is protected under Ramsar and is one of th... more details

Rebates for new water infrastructure in New England

16th Jan 2019

Landholders across the New England are being urged to take advantage of rebates now open for new, on-farm water infrastructure. Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce, said farmers can claim up to 25% of their costs from buying and installing new on-... more details