Over the coming weeks and into February 2019, there are a couple of things happening across our communities which we thought may interest our customers. The NSW Government have coordinated various events to open up discussion around the drought and drought support systems, as well as providing skills workshops for NSW farmers.
Want to know more?
Find out more below or go to www.agriculture.gov.au/ag-farm-food/drought for more information.
Connect Morning Tea
Have a cuppa and connect, the Connect Morning Tea offers a chance for farmers from communities across NSW to gather and discuss, well, whatever they wish really. Whether you would like to discuss the drought and the issues in your community or whether you would simply like a space to catch up with people facing a similar situation to you, the Connect Morning Tea can offer a safe space for all of that. With a cup of tea and cake on offer, you will have the chance to ask questions, get help with paperwork or advice on the support available to you.
This initiative will be running once a month across the region, between 10am and 1pm. Specific venues and dates as below:
- 1st week of the month around Murrurundi / Timor / Wallabadah
- 2nd week of the month around Gundy / Belltrees / Moonan
- 3rd week of the month around Merriwa
- 4th week of the month around Singleton
And in addition this month, a Pop Up Pantry will be coming to Murrurundi on Wednesday 6th February.
Click here for full flyer and information.
The NSW Government have teamed up with TAFE NSW and the LLS, to offer fully funded positions on booster courses to extended your skills on and off farm. These courses are aimed at drought assistance and recovery across the region and can include skills such as digital farm mapping and drone training, rural welding and fabrication, farm solar technology, wool classing skills, computer and digital media skills and more.
For full information click here.
Drought Community Outreach Roadshow
The drought community outreach roadshow will be coming to Scone, on Tuesday 5th February. More details are to follow. But what we do know.. “This outreach is about putting communities in touch with support networks such as Government agencies, charity groups, and other organisations that can provide or facilitate crucial support services. More information on the Liberal Government’s drought support initiatives is available at www.agriculture.gov.au/ag-farm-food/drought.