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Glen Innes community groups receive early Christmas presents from Landcare grants

19th Dec 2014

Source - Barnaby Joyce media release FEDERAL Member for New England and Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce said 21 projects throughout the New England Electorate will enjoy a share of more $364,000 under the Australian Government’s Nation... more details

Working on Wetlands around Little Llangothlin Lagoon

17th Dec 2014

Submitted by WetLandcare Australia Landholders around Little Llangothlin Lagoon are rolling out on-ground works to improve wetland health and farm management, with the help of WetlandCare Australia and the Northern Tablelands Local Land Services (LL... more details

20 Million Trees Success for GLENRAC

16th Dec 2014

The Glen Innes Natural Resource Advisory Committee (GLENRAC) is finishing the year on a high, celebrating the announcement made yesterday on the federal governments 20 Million Trees programme. GLENRAC submitted two funding applications worth a total ... more details

Informative managing dry times workshops

10th Dec 2014

Good falls of rain across the district over the past two weeks have been received by very thankful farmers; however producers are very much aware that there are still tough times ahead.  ‘Managing Dry Times’ workshops were held on Tu... more details

Trip to unique ‘Kenilworth’ a great success

09th Dec 2014

On Monday the 8th December 34 people from Glen Innes, Ebor, Grafton, and everywhere in between travelled to Guyra to visit Derek and Fiona Smith’s Working with Nature farm, and learn more about the way that their farm is run. ‘Kenilworth&... more details

Early Weaning Workshop for Beef Cattle Producers

28th Nov 2014

Seventy beef producers from around the district and as far away as Warwick converged on Greg and Sally Chappell’s property ‘Shannon Vale Station’ on Wednesday, 26th November to discuss options for early weaning.   Kylie Fa... more details

Working with Nature field trip

12th Nov 2014

GLENRAC is running a free morning bus trip to “Kenilworth”, near Guyra on Monday 8th December. Derek and Fiona Smith run the property as part of Working with Nature Farming Enterprises as a successful organic beef and egg farm, and run th... more details

Soils Solutions - How to get best bang for your buck

11th Nov 2014

Will you be considering spending money on fertiliser this financial year? It is often a big decision that directly affects your bottom line. According to Jeff Lowien, Senior Pasture Agronomist from the Northern Tablelands Local Land Services, “... more details

Turning up the heat on pest animals

06th Nov 2014

As much of northern NSW battles with extremely dry conditions, the impact of pest animals is another stress to add to the mix. Pest animals cause significant impact to agriculture, the environment and our community annually. Project Officer for New E... more details

Wonderful Rural Women's Day

22nd Oct 2014

GLENRAC  hosted a World Rural Women’s day event on Wednesday 15th October at the Glen Innes Showgrounds. Landcare Coordinator,  Kylie Falconer reports ‘the day was well attended with 80 local and regional women attending, the fe... more details

Farming families tackling change

17th Oct 2014

On Thursday 2nd October, GLENRAC welcomed over 50 people to their succession planning day, “Spring Thinking”. The workshop had a very full agenda and covered considerable content, however the participants remained very engaged throughout ... more details

TAMING TUSSOCK IN INVERELL SHIRE

10th Oct 2014

Submitted by Inverell Shire Council Landholders in Inverell Shire can now access funding to eradicate Serrated Tussock, under a new program funded by NSW Environmental Trust.  Inverell Shire Council launched the project at a recent field day in... more details

Celebrate Rural Women's Day

01st Oct 2014

GLENRAC will host a full day event on World Rural Women’s Day, Wednesday 15th of October this year.  The day celebrated internationally recognises the role and contribution of rural women, including indigenous women, enhancing agricultural... more details

GLENRAC Celebrates the Past & the Future

26th Sep 2014

GLENRAC recognised an impressive 25 year history in style on Thursday night, holding a Silver Anniversary Dinner to celebrate the milestone. 60 people who have been involved in GLENRAC over the years gathered at the Glen Innes District Services Club ... more details

Can you recognise our worst weed?

24th Sep 2014

Submitted by Inverell Shire Council Serrated Tussock has been declared one of Australia’s worst environmental weeds. Unfortunately, it’s a species which is on the march in our region. The weed is regarded as a major threat to grazing la... more details

Rural Fit – winner of NSW Business Chamber’s 2013 Business Award for Excellence in Small Business

22nd Sep 2014

Submitted by Rural Fit Rural Fit is a team of experienced, tertiary qualified, allied health professionals who prescribe, live by, and instil the philosophy of “exercise as medicine”. Its goal is to help its rural and regional clients to... more details

Fitter Farmers for the Future

19th Sep 2014

GLENRAC recently hosted two “Fit Farmer” workshops, one at Glencoe and one at Deepwater. The events were well attended by local farm families and feedback from the events has been very positive. “The Fit Farmer workshops were a ste... more details

Community Partnerships Rewards GLENRAC

10th Sep 2014

Submitted by New England Mutual New England Mutual donated $2,310.77 to Glenrac this financial year off the back of the Community Partnership Account program. The program, launched in 2009, saw donations of over $21,000 distributed throughout the G... more details

Spring Thinking On It's Way

10th Sep 2014

Are you involved in a family farming business? Have you ever thought about succession planning? You may have considered it to be too big a headache to even broach the topic with your family. If so, Thursday the 2nd of October is a date you should loc... more details

GLENRAC celebrates 25 years of Landcare

05th Sep 2014

The first day of spring this year coincides with the first day of the annual ‘National Landcare Week’, and this year is particularly exciting because the whole month of September will see celebrations right across the country as Australia... more details

Anglicare Free Family & Drought Support

03rd Sep 2014

As a component of the drought assistance package announced in February 2014, the Federal Government pledged $10.7 million to increase social and mental health services in Drought affected regions of Eastern Australia. This includes free professional... more details

Fit Farmers Workshops

27th Aug 2014

GLENRAC will host two workshops next week on Thursday the 11th September. The first will be at the Glencoe Hall from 10:00 am to 12:00pm, with a BBQ lunch to follow, the second, will be at the Deepwater Tennis Club from 2:30pm to 4:30pm. The workshop... more details

Landholders Looking After Little Llangothlin Lagoon

25th Aug 2014

Submitted by Laura White, WetlandCare Australia WetlandCare Australia and the Northern Tablelands Local Land Services are working in partnership, funded by the Australian Government’s Caring for our Country program, to protect and enhance the ... more details

GLENRAC to celebrate 25 Years of Landcare

30th Jul 2014

This year marks 25 years since the inception of Landcare in Australia, and also coincides with 25 years of GLENRAC. To celebrate this impressive milestone, GLENRAC has received funding from Landcare Australia Ltd to host a Silver Anniversary Dinner. ... more details

Funding secured for succession planning workshop

28th Jul 2014

“Spring Thinking” is the both the name and the nature of an upcoming workshop on succession planning to be hosted by Glenrac. The one day workshop will take place on the 2nd of October, and will be presented by Lyn Sykes. Lyn is a consul... more details

Landcare Coordinator funding secured

30th Jun 2014

Glenrac has successfully applied for and received a further six months funding from the Northern Tablelands Local Land Services.  This extension of the contract will ensure that Glenrac’s doors remain open, and that the Landcare network ... more details

Network, negotiate & communicate at Ben Lomond

10th Jun 2014

The 28th of May saw the Ben Lomond Hall come alive with enthusiasm from the attendees at “Network, Negotiate and Communicate”. Principle Focus trainer Richard Groom had participants learning new skills to improve communication, from langu... more details

Soils Solutions for Glen Innes Farmers

02nd Apr 2014

Are you a landholder and would like to know more about your soils? A series of workshops will be taking place over the coming months on soils and how they can be improved. Participation is free, and will include a soil analysis for each landholder, t... more details

Landcare Adventure

01st Apr 2014

Congratulations to GLENRAC for a highly successful Landcare Adventure.  More than 120 people participated in the 2 day event with very positive feedback on the diverse and interesting program. Terry McCosker of Resource Consulting Services chal... more details

Pest Animal Field Day

21st Mar 2014

A ‘Bait Preparation’ field day will be held at “Hawkesley Park”, 10 Mile Rd, Deepwater on Thursday 3rd April from 8:30am to 2pm. The field day will cover grain types and how to prepare grain for feral pig control as well as ho... more details

EMERGENCY DROUGHT ASSISTANCE PACKAGE EXPANDED

18th Feb 2014

Wednesday 12 February 2014 EMERGENCY DROUGHT ASSISTANCE PACKAGE EXPANDED Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner and Minister for Primary Industries Katrina Hodgkinson today announced additional assistance measures for drought-stricken farmers in NSW. The me... more details