Workshops To Support Gippsland Farmers

Farmers in East Gippsland and the Bass Coast wanting to be better equipped to manage the impacts of drought and a changing climate are encouraged to register for 2 upcoming Farm Business Resilience Program workshops.

Agriculture Victoria, in partnership with the ION Group, is inviting farmers, farm managers and employees, to join the free workshops to improve their knowledge and skills in farm business resilience.

Agriculture Victoria Horticulture Program Manager, Aimee McCutcheon, said the workshops will cover a range of topics to support local farm businesses after multiple recent weather events.

‘The workshops are suitable for farmers in the horticulture (including nursery and gardens), meat and wool and apiary industries in the East Gippsland and Bass Coast areas.

‘We encourage farmers from various backgrounds to attend, regardless of their knowledge level, as there will be many opportunities to learn new things and develop skills to take back to the farm.

‘Farmers will be supported to develop or update existing farm action plans to achieve their individual business goals.

‘This program will assist you to set up your farm for success, now and into the future,’ Ms McCutcheon said.

Sessions will cover business planning, risk management, farm finances and profitable decision making, managing people on farm, farm safety and wellbeing, climate adaptation and natural resource improvement including soil, water, crops and pastures. Session times are as follows:

The workshops are delivered by Agriculture Victoria through the Farm Business Resilience Program and are jointly funded through the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund and the Victorian Government’s Future Agriculture Skills Capacity Fund.

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