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Fundamentals of Farm Management

Thursday 1st February at 6:30pm - Thursday 1st February at 9:30pm

This collaborative workshop will delve into two fundamental concepts that will allow you to strengthen your awareness and approaches to decision making, better communicate with and influence others, and improve on-farm operations.

The workshop will cover:

  • Decision making – what is a decision, types of decisions and approaches
  • People – beliefs & values, personality types and working with different personalities
  • Pulling these fundamentals of farm management together to operate more effectively.

Cost: Free
Contact: Registrations are essential, please contact Sarah at Murray Dairy on 0418 884 621 or email by 10 am Monday 29 January 2018.
Location: Lockington Hotel, Archibald St, Lockington
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Breakfast with the Birds

Sunday 4th February at 5:30am - Sunday 4th February at 10:30am


Sunday 4 February 2018

Hird Swamp, Macorna North

Due to limited car parking space at the event location, enter Hird Swamp at the southern end from Borella Road and follow the signs to the carpark. Participants will be transferred by bus from the car park to the event location.

Registration is essential and places are limited. Please register here by 1 February at or by contacting the North Central CMA on 5448 7124 or

Bring a hat, water bottle, chair if required, binoculars & camera (optional). Please dress for the weather including long pants and enclosed footwear. 

Why not download our citizen science app in preparation for this event?

Look for NatureBlitz in your app store, or go to:

Cost: Free
Contact: 03 5448 7124
Location: Hird Swamp, Macorna North
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Future Farming Expo 2018

Wednesday 21st February at 8:30am - Wednesday 21st February at 4:00pm


The sixth annual 2018 Future Farming Expo will provide farmers with new ideas and the
latest information on farm management

Covering the following topics:

  • Where to invest
  • Integrated pest management
  • Farmer stories
  • Virtual herding
  • Weather forecasts
  • Succession planning
  • Business management
  • Drones and aerial imagery
  • Grain marketing

Cost: Free - includes lunch
Contact: RSVP Is essential to the North Central CMA by Friday 16 February on (03) 5448 7124 or
Location: Donald Stadium
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2018 Farming for Sustainable Soils Conference

Thursday 8th March at 9:30am - Friday 9th March at 4:00pm

The highly anticipated two–day conference will profile the extensive work of the North Central Catchment Management Authority’s (CMA) five year Farming for Sustainable Soils project and attract those interested in the quest for soil health in north central Victoria.

Click here for full details and tickets.

Cost: Free
Contact: RSVP by 23 February 2018. 03 5448 7124 or
Location: Capital Theatre, Bendigo
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