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Successful Soils for Life Field Day

07th Dec 2012

Local producers Greg and Sally Chappell, in conjunction withGLENRAC and the Soils for Life Organisation hosted a hugely successful fieldday last Wednesday 21st November at Shannon Vale Station. The field day was attended by 130 interestedparticipants... more details

Weed control opportunity - Expressions of Interest

07th Dec 2012

GLENRAC is now calling for Expressions of Interest from landholders to control Blackberry or Lantana along the Mann River orSevern Rivers. These weeds are the target of this Caring for Country funding, as they are listed asWeeds of National Signific... more details

Fauna field day 2012 - Meeting powerful wildlife

06th Dec 2012

A group of 20 local landowners recently enjoyed some hands-on wildlife encounters atRummerys Hill, 20 kilometres north of Glen Innes. They got to see and handle asnake, spiders, lizards, frogs, bats, possums and even a mouse-sized dunnart. These ani... more details

The Good The Bad & The Ugly ~ Dung Beetles, Foxes, Neospora & Leptospirosis.

13th Nov 2012

Farmers encouraged to recruit Dung Beetles A group of enthusiastic livestock producers from across the New England attended a field day focused on the positive benefits of dung beetles, challenges presented by foxes and their impact on cattle produc... more details

Soils for Life Field Day

07th Nov 2012

    Healthy Soils, Healthy Farms Local cattle producers, Greg & Sally Chappell have been recognised for their innovative management practises by Outcomes Australia, which through its Soils for Life program is aiming to reverse Austra... more details

Pasture to Pocket Training

24th Oct 2012

A vibrant group of young farmers from Glen Innes and surrounding districts, including Inverell and Guyra took advantage of the Pasture to Pocket grazing management course organised by GLENRAC in late October. Resource Consulting Services senior lect... more details

The Good The Bad & The Ugly ~ Dung Beetles, Foxes, Neospora & Leptospirosis.

16th Oct 2012

Livestock producers across the New England North West are invited to a field day focussed on issues of importance.  This day will look at the positive benefits of dung beetles, challenges presented by foxes and the emerging major issues they are... more details

Trees for Farms field day

16th Oct 2012

GLENRAC hosted a Tree’s for Farm field day last Thursday; wet weather forced a last minute change of venue from ‘Ker Even’ to the Show Grounds Tea Rooms.  Despite the wet weather the event attracted 25 interested land managers ... more details

Trees for Farms Field Day

25th Sep 2012

Local landholders who are interested in planting trees now or in the future are invited to attend a Trees for Farms field day. The field day will be hosted by GLENRAC at Col & Joy Bakers property "Ker-Even" 14457 Grafton Road, east of Glen Innes ... more details

Pasture to Pocket - Profitable Grazing and Regenerating Agriculture

25th Sep 2012

Young graziers in the Glen Innes district focused on improving farm profit and protecting their natural resources are encouraged to attend a 2 ½ day sustainable grazing workshop.   “Pasture to Pocket” begins 23rd October ... more details

Mapping of Native Trees & Shrubs - Expressions of Interest

04th Sep 2012

Expressions of Interest are now being called for landholders interested in having GLENRAC map native trees & shrubs planted on properties across the Glen Innes district. Mapping will be conducted by GLENRAC staff and we will be able to generate ... more details

Healthy Soils Workshop

04th Sep 2012

On the 20th September, GLENRAC will be hosting a “Healthy Soils” workshop.  The workshop is aimed at landholders in the region with an interest in improving soil health on their properties. The workshop will be delivered by well know... more details

Pest Animal Issues? Have Your Say!

14th Aug 2012

A survey to assess landholder concerns regarding pest animals has been developed as a part of the “Pest Animal Management and Landholder Engagement in New England NSW” project. The responses received from the survey will assist Landcare a... more details

Mann River Reach Project – now calling for Expressions of Interest

14th Aug 2012

The Mann River Reach project provides funding for land owners from the Northern Rivers Catchment Management Authority (NRCMA). This project has invested funds over the past two years for projects along the Mann River including fencing to manage stock... more details

Dung Beetle Project Update

24th Jul 2012

Livestock producers around Glen Innes district have volunteered to be part of a Dung Beetle Friendly Farms project. The project will look at the positive benefits of a very efficient recycler and determine the range of species in the Glen Innes distr... more details

Community Action Grants to fund $55,200 for local projects

18th Jul 2012

The 2012-13 Community Action Grants funding have been announced last week and includes $1,776,120 for 106 projects in New South Wales. GLENRAC has been successful in securing funding for three projects totalling $55,200.  These projects are to m... more details

Ben Lomond Compost for Farms & Gardens Field Day

21st Jun 2012

More than 50 people from as far away as Tamworth and Tenterfield were treated to an informative presentation by Luke Bowman from “Break it Down Composting” Manilla, at the Ben Lomond Memorial Hall on Thursday 21st June.  He walked us... more details

Glenrac Secures funding for Honey Locust Control

18th Jun 2012

GLENRAC has recently secured funding through the Australian Governments Biodiversity Fund for the control of honey locust on the Mann & Severn Rivers. GLENRAC will receive $109,3000 over three years and will target 110km of river frontage on priv... more details

Regional Pest Animal Project

12th Jun 2012

New England North West Network Chairs Inc were successful in gaining funding from the 2011-13 Federal Governments Caring for Our Country program. The regional project entitled “Pest Animal Management and Landholder Engagement in New England NSW... more details

Landcare Awards 2012

03rd Apr 2012

At the recent Landcare Adventure hosted by Gwymac Landcare in Inverell, Major General Michael Jeffery presented the GLENRAC Landcare Award to local land owner, Peter King, in recognition of his contribution to the Rummerys Hill Landcare Group.  ... more details

NRCMA 2012 Incentive Program

27th Mar 2012

GLENRAC PRESS RELEASE - 26th March 2012 GLENRAC is assisting the Northern Rivers Catchment Management Authority (CMA) in promoting the 2012-13 Northern Rivers CMA Incentive Program. The Program offers an opportunity for eligible landholders, groups ... more details

Ben Lomond Landcare Investigates Soils

21st Mar 2012

The Ben Lomond Landcare group hosted a soils workshop at “Highfields” Ben Lomond on Wednesday 21st March 2012. Guest speakers for the workshop were Brian Wilson, soil scientist from the University of New England and Garry McDouall, holist... more details

Plant Identification of trees and shrubs on Rummerys Hill

25th Feb 2012

Rummerys Hill Landcare Group hosted a “Plant Identification of trees and shrubs on Rummerys Hill” afternoon on Saturday 25th February.  The afternoon was well attended with many people from the Emmaville and Glen Innes district. ... more details

Coolatai Field day 24/02/2012

24th Feb 2012

Coolatai Grass Field Day Attracts Interest GLENRAC hosted a field day on Friday 24th February at Jim and Yvonne Benton’s Strathbogie property “Reedy Creek”. The field day was held to showcase the results of Year 2 of a Coolatai Gra... more details

NEW FUNDING FOR LANDHOLDERS ON THE SEVERN RIVER

14th Feb 2012

GLENRAC (Glen Innes) and GWYMAC (Inverell) have obtained funding as part of the Australian Federal Government’s “Caring For Our Country” program, to run a joint program along the Severn River stretching from the headwaters east of D... more details