More Cash for Drought-Hit Farmers in New England

17th Dec 2019

Eligible drought-hit farmers in the New England will continue to receive payments of up to $3,000 throughout Christmas and the New Year. As announced earlier today, the Federal Coalition Government has topped up the existing round of the Drought Com... more details

Farm Household Boost Ahead of Christmas

17th Dec 2019

From today, more than a thousand farming families will start receiving a lump sum entitlement to help them meet household costs, as important improvements to the Farm Household Allowance (FHA) take effect. Agriculture Minister Bridget McKenzie said ... more details

Historic Drought Meeting a Chance for Unity and Bold Change: Marshall

11th Dec 2019

A MEETING of all State and Commonwealth Agriculture Ministers in Moree tomorrow will be an important step toward locking in a unified national drought strategy, Northern Tablelands MP and Minister for Agriculture Minister Adam Marshall said today. M... more details

Farm Household Allowance

10th Dec 2019

The Liberal and Nationals Government is committed to supporting Australian farmers and their families doing it tough during the ongoing drought, and to help them be more resilient to deal with the next drought when it comes. Changes to Farm Househol... more details

Further $1 Million set to Flow for New England Councils

04th Dec 2019

Federal Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce, has welcomed today’s opening of funding applications for all 10 drought-affected councils in the electorate which can now apply for a further $1 million each under the Drought Communities Program. ... more details

Northern Tablelands Local Land Services Wants You!

04th Dec 2019

  Local Land Services is calling on the community to step forward and help make a difference by applying to join one of its local boards.   Positions on local boards will become available across all 11 regions when the terms of 29 curren... more details

A Fabulous, Fun-Filled Night Out at GLENRAC’s 30th Birthday Dinner

27th Nov 2019

160 members of the community descended on the Glen Innes Services Club last Friday night in celebration of GLENRAC’s 30th birthday. A 100-mile menu boasted some of the best fresh produce the region has to offer and guests were greeted on arriv... more details

Keeping Farm Businesses Viable Through Drought

26th Nov 2019

- Drought loans are now available through the Regional Investment Corporation- Loans of up to $2 million interest and repayment free for the first two years- Years 3-5 are interest only at a concessional rate with the balance to be repaid over the re... more details

Purchasing Poor Quality Feed Puts Stock at Risk

26th Nov 2019

Northern Tablelands Local Land Services District Vet, Dr Nigel Brown, warns producers to be wary when purchasing stock feed. During the current drought conditions producers are having to look further and further afield to purchase supplementary feed... more details

$15,000 Farmer and Small Business Grants Start Bushfire Recovery

26th Nov 2019

$15,000 FARMER & SMALL BUSINESS GRANTS START BUSHFIRE RECOVERY NORTHERN Tablelands MP and Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall has today announced primary producers and small businesses across the region which have been devastated by the recen... more details

Immediate Financial Assistance for New England

26th Nov 2019

Drought-hit farmers in all local government areas of New England will be able to access one-off payments of $3,000 thanks to the Government’s Drought Community Support Initiative.  Member for New England Barnaby Joyce said the payments wo... more details

Emergency Fodder Available Now for Fire Affected Livestock

20th Nov 2019

EMERGENCY FODDER AVAILABLE NOW FOR FIRE AFFECTED LIVESTOCK Emergency fodder for fire affected livestock is available at the Glen Innes Showground and Walcha Racecourse from 8am to 4.30pm daily. Bush fire affected landholders requiring emergency fod... more details

GLENRAC’s 30th Anniversary Dinner to Showcase Fresh, Local Food

15th Nov 2019

New England produce will be the star of the show at GLENRAC’s 30th Anniversary 100-Mile Community Dinner next week. Featuring fresh produce sourced within a 160km radius of Glen Innes, dinner guests will be treated to a menu of Stanthorpe chee... more details

Additional Bushfire Assistance for New England

14th Nov 2019

Disaster assistance has been made available for another 18 council areas to help those worst-hit by the NSW bushfires, including a further two in the New England - Tamworth Regional Council and Gwydir Shire Council. Assistance is being provided thro... more details

Emergency Bushfire Fodder Drop at Glen Innes Showground

14th Nov 2019

NORTHERN Tablelands MP and Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall has today announced an emergency fodder drop is now operational at Glen Innes Showground, supplying feed for livestock on bushfire effected properties free of charge. Mr Marshall said... more details

Drought-Affected Communities to Benefit from Building Better Regions Fund Round 4

14th Nov 2019

Applications are now open for projects under the $200 million Building Better Regions Fund’s special drought round which will be dedicated to helping drought-affected electorates like the New England.  Federal Member for New England,... more details


12th Nov 2019

NORTHERN Tablelands MP Adam Marshall has urged residents to be prepared for the absolute worst today with the entire electorate now under an extreme fire danger rating. “Today’s fire situation is going to be worse than NSW Rural Fire Ser... more details

More Fire Assistance for Bushfire Affected Farmers and Families

12th Nov 2019

RESIDENTS, farmers and communities impacted by the horrific fires across the region over the last few days will be able to immediately access disaster assistance, Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall announced today. Mr Marshall welcomed the speedy ... more details

Extension of Australian Government Assistance for Bushfire Affected Communities in New England

11th Nov 2019

Immediate financial support has been made available to more residents in the New England following last weekend’s bushfires.   Assistance is being provided through the activation of the Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment... more details

Seeing a Regent Honeyeater - What Are the Chances?

11th Nov 2019

The Northern Tablelands Local Land Services Environment Team have spent the past 18 months painstakingly working to protect and improve the habitat of the critically endangered Regent Honeyeater, without ever having laid eyes on the species. All of ... more details

Added Drought Support for New England

11th Nov 2019

Drought-hit farmers, small businesses and rural towns are set for an immediate cash injection to keep stock fed and watered, keep businesses open, keep locals in work and pump funds into local economies.   Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce... more details

GLENRAC’s Tree Planting Programs, a Tale of Family Memories

05th Nov 2019

On a property just south of Glen Innes, sulphur-crested parrots nest amongst the canopies of New England peppermints, while blue wrens, mountain lowries and rosellas flitter along tree corridors of callistemons and black salees. Owned and run by loc... more details

Smart Farm Grants up for Grabs in New England

05th Nov 2019

Farmers and Landcare groups in the New England are encouraged to apply for funding of up to $50,000 under round three of the Australian Government’s Smart Farms Small Grants.  Federal Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce, said the grants... more details

Robert Dulhunty Announced as Recipient of 2019 Gerald Carnie Memorial Award

30th Oct 2019

Mr Robert Dulhunty was last night awarded the 2019 Gerald Carnie Memorial Award at a ceremony in Broken Hill in recognition of his local, regional and statewide contribution to Landcare over 30 years. Rob has been a passionate member of the Landcare... more details

Maximise Your Time Management & Productivity with Bec Fing from House Paddock and Training Consulting

30th Oct 2019

An exciting workshop is coming to Glen Innes this month aimed at helping business owners, managers and up-and-comers to be more personally effective in their workplace. Delivered by the Founder and Managing Director of Goondiwindi based House Paddoc... more details

Glen Innes Crop Field Day Promotes Drought Resilience This Week

29th Oct 2019

NORTHERN Tablelands MP and Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall is urging livestock and crop producers from across the region to attend a Dual Purpose Crops field day at Glen Innes this Thursday. Mr Marshall said the field day would demonstrate th... more details

Right to Farm Legislation a Step Closer to Becoming Law in NSW

21st Oct 2019

FARMERS and their families across the State may soon have the strongest protections against illegal farm trespass in the country, with the historic Right to Farm Bill 2019 moving a step closer to becoming law, Northern Tablelands MP and Min... more details

GLENRAC Invites the Community to Celebrate with them for their 30th Anniversary 100-mile Dinner

15th Oct 2019

On the 22nd of June 1989, the first official meeting of the Glen Innes Natural Resources Advisory Committee took place at the Glen Innes Town Hall. Formed with an 11-person board, the group had come together to investigate a total catchment managemen... more details

Climate Guides Help Farmers Weather the Risks

08th Oct 2019

Farmers will be given the best possible climate information so they can make sound business decisions.  The Bureau of Meteorology’s first 20 Regional Weather and Climate Guides have been released.  The $2.7 million project was par... more details

Farmers Gain Increased Rebates for Quad Bike Replacements

08th Oct 2019

A PROGRAM supporting farmers to improve quad bike and vehicle safety will be soon be easier to access with Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall today announcing changes to the NSW Government’s Quad Bike Safety Improvement program Mr Marshall s... more details

Mapping Workshop – Tackling Technology for Producers

08th Oct 2019

More than 2.5 million Australians are currently not online, with a further 4 million having limited digital skills. On Monday October 14, Get Online Week 2019 launches in Australia, kicking off a week of more than 1000 events taking place around the... more details

Guide to Reducing On-Farm Energy Costs

08th Oct 2019

The Coalition Government has released a new guide offering 51 practical things that farmers in the New England can do to reduce on-farm energy use, operating costs and carbon emissions.  Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce, said the Governmen... more details

2019 Rural Women’s Day at Waterloo Station

03rd Oct 2019

Women from across the region are invited to attend a day of networking, skill building and personal development at GLENRAC’s annual Rural Women’s Day. Taking place this year at the historic “Waterloo Station”, this free event... more details

Bird Spotting Morning with Ross Crates

02nd Oct 2019

The arrival of spring brings with it exciting times in the calendars of local bird watching folk. Next month, twitchers from across the region are invited to a morning of bird spotting at the bushland property of “Wattlebend”, near Emmavi... more details

Coles, RSPCA Glen Innes and GLENRAC Join Forces to Help Drought Affected Farmers

01st Oct 2019

Drought and fire affected farmers are able to access a number of free pet food products through an initiative between Coles, RSPCA Glen Innes Volunteer Branch and GLENRAC. The collaboration between the assistant manager of Coles Glen Innes, Chris Ma... more details

Immediate Drought Assistance Available in the New England

27th Sep 2019

Communities across the New England will have increased access to drought assistance, with the Coalition Government rolling out a further $100 million in financial aid to farmers and rural communities. Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce, said a ke... more details

Local Farmers Urged to Claim their Drought Transport Subsidies

25th Sep 2019

NORTHERN Tablelands MP and Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall is urging the region’s drought-ravaged farmers who applied for the Drought Transport Subsidy in the 2018-19 financial year to claim their freight invoices by the end of this mont... more details

Throw in a Line for Recreational Fishing Grants

24th Sep 2019

Recreational fishers, fishing clubs, councils and community groups can now throw a line in for funding to improve recreational fishing in the region, with Agriculture Minister and Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall today announcing that applic... more details

Farm Invaders to Face Five Years in Prison

18th Sep 2019

Tough new farm trespass laws to protect farmers across the New England from the unlawful actions of animal activists have passed the Australian Parliament. Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce, said the Criminal Code Amendment (Agricultural ... more details

NSW Farmers and Young Farmer of the Year Nominations Close Next Week

18th Sep 2019

  Just days remain to nominate the best our primary industries sector has to offer, with nominations for the prestigious NSW Farmer of the Year and NSW Young Farmer of the Year awards closing next week.   Ministe... more details

Historic Day for NSW Farmers with Right to Farm Legislation Introduced

17th Sep 2019

Today marked an historic day for NSW farmers and their families, with the Right to Farm Bill 2019 introduced today in State Parliament by Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall. “This is an historic day for farmers around our St... more details

Dundee Smoko with Friends: The Good, the Bad and Ugly

16th Sep 2019

Smoko with Friends in Dundee: The Good, the Bad and Ugly of Invasive Grass Species GLENRAC’s Smoko With Friends is heading to Dundee on 27th September, and all local residents are invited to come along for a cuppa and a catch up with others fr... more details

NT LLS: Increased Reports of Calf Scours

13th Sep 2019

INCREASE IN REPORTS AND INVESTIGATIONS OF CALF SCOURS Andrew Biddle, Northern Tablelands Local Land Services District Vet It is hard enough to get cows in calf and calves on the ground at the moment so you don’t want to lose them now – b... more details

GLENRAC Hosts Deer Information Evening

13th Sep 2019

  Major legislation changes by the NSW Government to remove the semi-protected status of deer will be the topic of discussion at GLENRAC’s Deer Information Evening later this month. Under changes to the Game and Federal Animal Control Ac... more details

Morrison Government Delivers Farm Trespass Laws

12th Sep 2019

The Morrison Government has delivered tough new farm trespass laws to protect Australia’s farmers from the unlawful actions of animal activists.   Legislation to deliver the new laws today passed both houses of Parliament.   Attor... more details

Smoko with Friends Bald Nob: Fire, Rabbits, Drought Help

11th Sep 2019

Calling all residents of Bald Nob and surrounds – GLENRAC’s Smoko with Friends event is headed your way this month. Why not take a break from the farm for the morning, and drop by the RFS Shed for a catch up with mates over a cuppa and a ... more details

Disaster Assistance for Bushfire Affected Farmers & Families

09th Sep 2019

RESIDENTS, farmers and communities impacted by the horrific fires across the region will be able to immediately access disaster assistance, Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall announced today.   Mr Marshall welcomed the speedy natural disaste... more details

Fit Farmers – Emmaville

27th Aug 2019

All members of the wider Glen Innes community are invited to attend GLENRAC’s annual Fit Farmers event in Emmaville this September. Running since 2014, this event focuses on the physical, mental and financial wellbeing of the community, and fe... more details

Added Outreach Services for New England

26th Aug 2019

More government services are hitting the road headed to the New England in the coming few weeks as part of free community outreach sessions for rural and remote areas of the electorate. Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce, said the additional serv... more details

Tackling Technology for Producers

23rd Aug 2019

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the hundreds of apps and tech programs available to assist farmers with their production. That’s why GLENRAC are hosting a free workshop next month that covers the ins and outs of a handful of tried and te... more details


23rd Aug 2019

Farmers and private landholders will be able to better and more easily control the State’s exploding feral deer population, following a regulation change announced today by Agriculture Minister Adam Marshall. Deer currently occupy the unique &... more details

Agrifutures Australia : Farmers shape the future of their environmental frontline influence

22nd Aug 2019

Australian farmers are on the frontline of delivering environmental outcomes on behalf of the wider community - owning, managing and caring for 61% of the nation's land mass. AgriFutures Australia General Manager, Business Development Michael Beer... more details

Historic Legislation To Protect Farmers’ Right To Farm

20th Aug 2019

FARM trespassers will face the toughest penalties in Australia, including up to three years jail time, while farmers will enjoy the State’s first legislated ‘right to farm’, under a historic piece of legislation set to be introduced... more details

Young Farmers Business School Comes to Moree Next Month

19th Aug 2019

NORTHERN Tablelands MP and Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall has today announced an exciting new course aimed at developing business skills in our next crop of farmers and fishers will be coming to Moree next month.   Mr Marshall said the... more details

Prospects for Conservation in North West NSW: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

15th Aug 2019

GLENRAC are excited to welcome Dunphy Award winning ecologist, Philip Spark, as a guest speaker at this month’s focus event. Philip is considered as one of the state’s leading environmentalists, with a long history of advocating for the ... more details

A world of native plants at your fingertips

13th Aug 2019

Native vegetation is a rich and fundamental element, vital for the health of our environment, sustaining wildlife and agriculture, as well as protecting soils, water and threatened species. Ensuring the health, survival and sustainability of native ... more details

Combatting weeds when it does rain

02nd Aug 2019

What is going to happen when it does eventually rain? Well, hopefully plants will begin to grow, and a green tinge will spread across the landscape. To assist farmers and locals in identifying these first plants, GLENRAC is hosting its monthly &lsquo... more details

Farmer Update: Drought Funding Changes

25th Jul 2019

Attention all farmers! Has the end of June left you feeling uncertain about what drought assistance measures are available to you? The beginning of the new financial year marks changes for many rebates and subsidies, including the Emergency Drought T... more details

Celebrating 30 years of Landcare

23rd Jul 2019

The Landcare movement today celebrated 30 years of all sections of Australian society working together to improve the environment and create more productive farm land.   Minister for Agriculture, Senator Bridget McKenzie, today marked the anni... more details


22nd Jul 2019

THE State Government is putting vegan vigilantes and farm trespassers on notice, hitting activists who illegally enter farmers’ properties with the toughest penalties in the country from next month.   Minister for Agriculture and Member ... more details

Frock Club coming to Ben Lomond!

16th Jul 2019

If you have a passion for fashion, then the award-winning Frock Club fashion presentation coming to Ben Lomond on 30th July will be an absolute must … and it’s all free of charge! Frock Club co-founder Ruth Povall said “Late last ... more details

Glen Innes Severn Council Wins at the New England Landcare Awards!

15th Jul 2019

The Glen Innes Severn Council won big at the biannual New England Landcare Awards last month, taking home the Partnership for Landcare Award for 2019. Held as part of the New England North West Landcare Adventure in Narrabri, the awards recognise ind... more details

Powering the Region - Focus of Renewables

10th Jul 2019

Do you want to be part of the conversation? Join us on the 17th July to discuss Renewable Energy. Glenrac is hosting a discussion on regional change and renewable energy in New England. The electricity market is changing. And rural communities are ... more details

Shear Delight - Shearing School politically impressive

05th Jul 2019

When Deputy Premier of New South Wales, the Hon. John Barilaro and Agriculture Minister, the Hon. Adam Marshall visited the Wool Works Shearing School last week, their reaction was one of shear delight. The Regional Development Australia Northern In... more details

Permanently increasing FHA assets test for farmers

05th Jul 2019

More farmers will be able to access vital assistance when they are going through tough times, with the Coalition Government today introducing legislation to maintain the net farm asset threshold for Farm Household Allowance (FHA) at $5 million. Mini... more details

Morrison Government delivers to protect farmers

05th Jul 2019

The Morrison Government is today delivering on its election commitment to protect the privacy of Australian farmers and primary producers by introducing legislation to protect them from the unlawful actions of animal activists.   The Criminal ... more details

Drought Communities Programme Wrap-Up

02nd Jul 2019

In March 2019, it was announced GLENRAC would be receiving $100,000 of drought support funding through the Australian Government Drought Communities Programme (DCP). The funding, distributed to GLENRAC via the Glen Innes Severn Council, was to be use... more details


01st Jul 2019

NEW requirements for the sale of dogs and cats in NSW will improve animal welfare outcomes and give families more information about where their pet is coming from, according to Minister for Agriculture and Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall... more details

Accelerated depreciation for fodder storage begins today

01st Jul 2019

Accelerated depreciation for fodder storage begins today, 1 July Also as of today, income from forced sale of livestock will be treated differently under Farm Household Allowance Regional Investment Corporation to offer restocking and replanting... more details

Littleproud welcomes RIC rate cut

01st Jul 2019

Minister for Drought and Rural Finance David Littleproud has welcomed news the Regional Investment Corporation will cut its rates from August 1. “I’m pleased to support the reduction in the RIC Loan rate to 3.11 per cent,” Minister... more details


01st Jul 2019

Around the Northern Tablelands we are seeing more and more livestock deaths as a result of incorrect rations. Please carefully check the ingredients of rations you buy or mix yourselves that you are feeding out to livestock. Why?As feedstuffs become... more details

Discounted Fees for Cat Desexing this July

01st Jul 2019

Local cat owners will have the opportunity to access discounted rates for feline desexing this July. As part of National Desexing Month, GLENRAC has partnered with the RSPCA NSW Glen Innes Volunteer Branch and local veterinarians, Drs Matt and Hanna... more details


01st Jul 2019

From today NSW farmers and rural communities impacted the ongoing drought can access an additional $755 million in support funding as part of the NSW Government’s new drought assistance package. The Emergency Drought Relief package includes in... more details

Turning the Tide for Critically Endangered Species

27th Jun 2019

Northern Tablelands Local Land Services are playing a significant role in national recovery efforts to protect the critically endangered Regent Honeyeater. The five-year project, 'Turning the Tide on Threatened Species - Regent Honeyeater', is being... more details

GLENRAC Celebrates 30 Years!

20th Jun 2019

On the 22nd June 1989, the first official meeting of the Glen Innes Natural Resources Advisory Committee took place at the Glen Innes Town Hall. Formed with an 11-person board, the group had come together to investigate a total catchment management p... more details

Biosecurity And Things You Find In Fodder

18th Jun 2019

BIOSECURITY AND THINGS YOU FIND IN FODDERNigel Brown, Northern Tablelands Local Land Services District Vet - Glen Innes If you are buying fodder from outside your own part of the country - beware of things in it that are not edible livestock feed. ... more details

First Year Milestone Unearths Web of Life

13th Jun 2019

The first year of an exciting five-year project, Protecting Little Llangothlin Lagoon for Future Generations, has come to a close, with some highly beneficial and advantageous outcomes set to ensure the sustainability of the significant site. Situat... more details

New Drought Assistance Package Explained

11th Jun 2019

NEW DROUGHT ASSISTANCE PACKAGE EXPLAINED  On farm assistance:  “This package is all about building drought resilience for our farmers, reducing cost of living pressures and helping with cash flow issues during this difficult time,&r... more details

Drought: $750 Million More Support for Farmers & Rural Communities

11th Jun 2019

Northern Tablelands MP and Minister for Agriculture, Adam Marshall today announced a further $750 million to boost to support for farmers and rural communities across drought ravaged regional NSW.  Mr Marshall said today’s extra $355 mill... more details

Carbon Farming and Trading Workshops - Ecology Meets the Environment

11th Jun 2019

Agriculturalists and landholders living in the New England region have the potential to significantly increase their income, and reduce critical levels of greenhouse gas emissions, through carbon farming and trading. Two free workshops hosted by GLE... more details

Wattle Bend Biannual Bird Watch Survey

07th Jun 2019

It’s a glorious late autumn morning at ‘Wattle Bend’, the bushland property of Greville Wilton and Tanya Robertson-Cunninghame, on the banks of the Severn River. Gathered beneath the treetops are twitchers from across the New Englan... more details

Taking this 3-question survey could help save the species!

06th Jun 2019

The Regent Honeyeater is a unique Australian songbird on the verge of extinction, with fewer than 400 individuals estimated to survive in the wild.   By answering 3 simple questions, you can assist us to establish baseline informatio... more details

Young Farmers and Fishers Get Business Savy with New Program

03rd Jun 2019

YOUNG farmers and fishers will have more help to build resilience into their businesses, with the launch of a new business coaching pilot and grants for leadership and development to be rolled out across the State.  Minister for Agriculture and... more details

Committees with Confidence - Effective Meeting Management

31st May 2019

The logistics of setting up or joining a committee can be daunting. Meetings, minutes, financials – it can all seem a little overwhelming, especially if you haven’t had much experience with board structures before.  But strong, coll... more details

Recognising Our Rural Women Volunteers

22nd May 2019

The outstanding achievements of female volunteers across regional NSW will be recognised as nominations for the 2019 Hidden Treasures Honour Roll officially open.   Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall and Minister for Mental Health, Regiona... more details

State's Farmers Still Feeling the Sting of Drought

21st May 2019

  AFTER travelling hundreds of kilometres and visiting country towns from Broken Hill to Walgett on an official drought listening tour last night, Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall has today said more must be done to support farmers throug... more details

St Vincent de Paul Society Receives Further Drought Assistance Packages

13th May 2019

The St Vincent de Paul Society in NSW has received further Drought Assistance Packages from the Commonwealth Government to be expended by the end of this financial year. The Society will be distributing these additional packages from Monday, 13th&nbs... more details

Control the Invasive Indian Myna Birds

10th May 2019

GLENRAC welcomes returning guest speakers, Laura and Kevin Noble from Clarence Valley Conservation in Action Landcare, who will be presenting valuable insights into how to effectively control the invasive Indian Myna bird species at the Glen Innes Sa... more details

Men's Night Out with Legendary Race Car Driver Dick Johnson

02nd May 2019

Calling all men, women, farmers, community members and car enthusiasts! You’re invited to an evening of good mates and good times at the Men’s Night Out at the Glen Innes District and Services Club this month.  Any rural person can ... more details

Family Succession Planning Workshops - Glen Innes and Inverell

02nd May 2019

Whether you are handing down, taking over or leaving the farm, prepare for the future of your family with GLENRAC’s Farming Family Succession Planning Workshops.  These all-day information events will cover the ins and outs of succession ... more details

Ferals in Focus – Pest Animal Forum

01st May 2019

Leading industry practitioners and researchers will present the latest news and events surrounding the control of feral animals and pests in the New England region at an information event at Dundee Hall this May. The all-day forum will include a num... more details

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


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


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


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


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


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