Dear AFIA Members,
There is a lot of news from AFIA this week so please read through this member update carefully. If you have any questions or something to share with AFIA members, don’t hesitate to contact the office 03 9530 2199 or send Caitlin an email firstname.lastname@example.org
AUTUMN EDITION OF FOCUS ON FODDER
The Autumn edition of Focus on Fodder is hitting mail boxes around the country this week. This edition includes a special feature on Australian and international markets for fodder. If you haven’t received it in the mail you can also read it by clicking here.
AFIA & VFF TEAM UP FOR WORKPLACE IR SUPPORT SERVICES
AFIA and the Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) have formed a partnership to offer AFIA members access to the hugely successful VFF Workplace Relations service. This service will provide all AFIA members from all states and territories in Australia, with expert support and advice on any current or future workplace relations issues that may affect their business. For more information please read the full media release (available here) or contact the AFIA office on 03 9530 2199.
FARM FUNDING FORUM
The presentations from Tuesday’s Farm Funding Forum hosted by the Wagga Young Professionals in Agriculture (YPiA) in conjunction with the Ag Institute, are now up online. Click here to check them out. These presentations give some great insights to different funding models used by different farmers in the Riverina. They make for interesting reading and are particularly relevant for young people entering the industry or anyone looking at ways to diversify their business.
FARM MACHINERY MAKERS SEEK EARLY ORDERS FOR NEXT HAY SEASON
An article taken from this week’s Weekly Times says hay machinery distributors are encouraging contractors and growers to make their orders early, to ensure their new hay gear arrives in time for the next hay season. To read the full article click here.
JCB AND NSW WESTERN TAFE COME TOGETHER FOR TELEHANDLER TRAINING
JCB Construction Equipment Australia (CEA), has commenced worked with TAFE Western (NSW) on a new program to being launched today. The program will offer training and assessment to operators in the construction, earthmoving and agricultural sectors for national accreditation. The program will be offered to businesses right across NSW and TAFE Western will work with business owners to conduct the training at their own premises or at various TAFE training locations across NSW. Read the full article here.
CONDITIONS FAVOUR SNAIL BAITING
GRDC is encouraging grain growers to take advantage of current cool moist conditions in Southern Australia to bait snails, before snails mate and lay eggs. The GRDC Snail Baiting factsheet provides some useful information for growers on how to manage snails. Learn more in their latest media release available here.
That’s it for this week. Don’t forget to send through anything you might like to add to this weekly email by Thursday.
Have a great weekend!
The AFIA Team