Looking At Landcare (23/3/2018) – Special Guest for Celebration Dinner

Hi Landcarers

We are thrilled to have Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Michael McCormack MP as a special guest for our Celebration Dinner on Friday, 6 April 2018 at Forbes Town Hall.

Obviously, with Mr McCormack’s role as Federal Member for Riverina, he had an existing commitment to the Parkes and Forbes Shires, and, given that his new role takes him all over the country (and occasionally on the AFL footy field), we are pleased to have him back on ‘home turf’ and sharing with us at the Celebration Dinner.

Dinner bookings can be made here: www.stickytickets.com.au/65290

The Dinner is an opportunity to bring attention to the positive things that are happening in the regenerative agriculture space and celebrate, tying in with our theme for this year: Healthy Landscapes; Healthy People; Healthy Communities.

As well as presentations from five fabulous speakers, we will be leaving the floor open for a Q & A session which our speakers seem to be interestingly looking forward to, so make sure you have some curly ones. Also….fab MC, fab band and fab catering.

For those of you who run out and grab your papers hurriedly every week just to read my article, you would remember back at the start of February, I featured the new Chief Executive Officer of Landcare NSW, Dr Adrian Zammit. Adrian is bringing a wealth of experience to the role and we are looking forward to hearing from him at our dinner.

Our other fabulous speakers include Pip Job, winner of the 2014 Australian and NSW RIRDC Rural Women’s Award. Pip is currently the Acting Manager Business and Social Resilience Programs with the Department of Primary Industries and will be speaking with us about the Young Farmer Business Program.

Wendy Muffet will be speaking to us about the Grazing Down the Lachlan event and importantly, the concept behind the event. We are also pleased to have Girragirra and some of their fabulous produce available at the commencement of our evening.

Chair of Central West Local Land Services, Susan Madden, has more than 15 years of professional experience working in agriculture and natural resource management. We are looking forward to hearing from Susan and getting a better understanding of the Boards role.

Dr Ash Martin from Australian Microbe Labs has been actively involved in the Soil C Quest Project and will be presenting with Guy Webb and providing an overview of the project and how it is progressing.

Our Dinner will be following on from two days of Transition to Soil Health workshops at Adavale Lane Hall on Thursday, 5 April and Bedgerabong Hall on Friday, 6 April with Dr Ash Martin, Guy Webb from Agriwest and Tristan Steventon from Stevtech. Together, these guys (and myself and our Landcare volunteers) have two fantastic days lined up for landholders.

The lovely ladies in both areas are organising catering, for morning tea and lunch, so we will be well taken care of. If you haven’t booked you ticket, go to our website or facebook and register or just contact me and I’ll get it sorted.

I am exhausted just typing about it all. Our ticket sales are progressing well and I would encourage those of you who are planning to attend, but haven’t booked yet, to get in and do it over the weekend.

Lastly, the Central West Landcare TITAN Macquarie Mudrun Team are hitting the mud this weekend. Thanks to everyone for their encouragement and support. It’s gonna be great!

For more information about anything in this article, please contact Central West Lachlan Landcare on 02 6862 4914, cwllpo@hotmail.com, facebook or our website at centralwestlachlanlandcare.org

Until next week, happy Landcaring!