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August 2017

Biosecurity Planning Workshop – Casino

August 30, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Casino RSM Club Australia + Google Map
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Learn about the new industry biosecurity changes and how to implement a Farm Biosecurity Plan on your farm. Farm Biosecurity Planning Session: *What is required for farm biosecurity planning *How to carry our a farm biosecurity assessment *Leave the workshop with a biosecurity plan that can be implemented on your property to meet JBAS and LPA requirments For further information please contact Bonnie Skinner on 0477-077-690 or email bskinner@lbn.org.au To register please use the link - Biosecurity Planning Workshop Registration  

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September 2017

Pig Industry Roadshow Update – Northern Rivers

September 27, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Lismore Golf Club, 1 Barnham Street
Lismore, NSW 2480 Australia
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What can APL do to help producers manage Cost? 2:00 – 2:30 pm Tea and coffee.   2:30 – 2:35 Welcome Lechelle van Breda 2:35 – 3:20 Marketing and advertising initiatives to increase demand Peter Smith - APL 3:20 – 3:40 APL R&D update – supporting producers to manage costs Lechelle van Breda - APL 3:40 – 4:00 APIQ – 2018 onwards Steve Miller - APL 4:00 – 4:30 Afternoon tea   4:30 – 5:00 Pork CRC technologies gain momentum…

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December 2017

NSW Quad Bike Safety Improvement Program

December 1, 2017

Venues Glen Innes - 29 November 2017 Casino - 1 December 2017 Crescent Head - 2 December 2017 Oxley Island - 4 December 2017 A course for those wanting to develop their skills in the safe use of four wheeled motor bikes. NSW quad bike safety improvement training program provides free training to eligible participants. To check your eligibility please go to the Safework website - Safework NSW For more information, contact Jayne Wood or Jessica Taylor on (02) 6763 1276…

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Understanding Our North Coast Soils

December 2, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

A one day workshop to be presented at three venues across the Northern Rivers region during November/December. Casino - Thursday 30 November Alstonville - Friday 1 December Murwillumbah - Saturday 2 December Topics Include: *Soil physical characteristics - structure and texture *Bulk density, porosity and soil compaction *Erosion and forms of soil degradtion *Soil water and water use efficiency *How soil physical status influences fertility and soil biology *Management to enhance soil structure The workshops will run from 9am to…

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February 2018

National Carp Control Plan – Lismore

February 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lismore Workers Club Lismore, NSW 2469 Australia + Google Map

Residents are invited to attend a community briefing session hosted by Department of Industry, North Coast Local Land Services and the National Carp Control Plan (NCCP). The NCCP is exploring the possible release of the caro virus, Cyprinid herpesvirus 3, as a biocontrol agent, to reduce the prevalence of carp in our waterways. For more information visit www.carp.gov.au or call Peter Boyd, Team Leader NCLLS, 02 6623 3940.        

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March 2018

Weed Forum – Local Land Services

March 8 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

North Coast farmers will have the opportunity to hear from international weeds expert, Dr Brent Sellers, Professor of Agronomy from the University of Florida, about the management of some of the most persistent weeds impacting on our grazing industry. Professor Sellers has worked with graziers in the United States in the battle against weeds such as Tropical Soda Apple, Giant Parramatta Grass and Giants Ratstail grass and he will provide insight on lessons learnt and current approaches. More information including…

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Lismore Regional Pest Animal Plan Community Conultation

March 16 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Lismore City Hall, 1 Bounty Street
Lismore, NSW 2480 Australia
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The NSW Government is taking a regional approach to pest animal management through the development of regional strategic pest animal management plans. Major pest animals such as rabbits, carp, pigs, foxes and dogs to name a few are estimated to cost the NSW economy approximately $170 million annually. The plans will be developed in consultation with stakeholders and the community to ensure strong and responding pest animal risk management, that is outcomes focused and based on regional priorities. A regional…

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April 2018

Principles of Profitable Farm Leasing

April 11 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Casino Community & Cultural Centre, 35 Walker Street
Casino, NSW 2470 Australia
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Learn the keys to success when leasing lands & understand how to rationally appraise a land leasing opportunity. For more information, please see attached Farm Leasing Workshop Flyer    

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Farm Expansion Workshop

April 12 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Casino Community & Cultural Centre, 35 Walker Street
Casino, NSW 2470 Australia
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This workshop will help you learn how to apply business management and investment principles to a farm purchasing decision to create wealth. For more information, please see attached Farm Expansion Workshop Flyer

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Business Skills Development One – An Introduction Presented by Bill Hoffman

April 19
Casino RSM Club Australia + Google Map

This workshop aims to help beef producers improve productivity and profitability by improving their financial literacy skills to enable better decision making. The outcomes from this introductory workshop will underpin a follow-up session on “enterprise performance assessment” which includes calculating your Cost of Production as the first step towards gaining a better understanding of what drives profit in your business. Registration are essential. Contact Member Services on (02) 666 00 772 or email member.services@cassino.com.au before Friday 13th April to RSVP.…

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