In 2018 Muresk Institute is running a short course for emerging leaders in agriculture, technology and enterprise (ELATE) to expand career options and skills.
Units will be delivered by industry experts focusing on emotional intelligence and innovation in business, teamwork, workplace relationships and managing priorities and contemporary farming, risk management and safety.
This program is aimed at emerging leaders, particularly women in agricultural careers and farming enterprises as well as professionals seeking to expand career options and skills.
Units of competency will be delivered by industry experts over three blocks focusing on the following topics:
- emotional intelligence and innovation in business,
- teamwork, workplace relationships and managing priorities; and
- contemporary farming, risk management and safety.
Three scholarships to the value of $3,000 each are available for this course. To apply, please email Prue.Jenkins@dtwd.wa.gov.au for more details.
Scholarship applications close Wednesday 31 January 2018.
Article supplied by Grower Group Alliance
Community call to find missing Malleefowl
Have you seen the elusive and endangered native Malleefowl in your local area? If you have, we want to hear from you!
The much-loved Malleefowl is renowned for its fascinating behavior. The bird builds a huge compost mound to generate heat for incubating its eggs.
Known populations of Malleefowl are currently monitored in the Wheatbelt areas north-east of Perth and southern areas, such as Ongerup. Historically, however, they inhabited the South West from Margaret River to Dumbelyung.
Bushland clearing, feral predators and other pressures have dramatically reduced the bird’s distribution, but the South West Catchments Council (SWCC), in partnership with the National Malleefowl Recovery Team (NMRT), have launched a new project to discover if any Malleefowl are still living in the South West.
The project wants to hear from community members, farmers, wildlife enthusiasts or even motorists who might have seen Malleefowl, particularly in the Shires of Wickepin, Dumbleyung, Kent, Katanning, Woodanilling, Wagin, Narrogin, Kojonup and West Aurthur, to contact NMRT Project Officer Liz Kington to report the sighting.
Liz can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0417 996 719.
This project is supported by the South West Catchments Council through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landare Program.
Photo Caption: Malleefowl bird at a Malleefowl mound, photo coursesy Sharon Guillam.
Available for interview: Liz Kington, National Malleefowl Recovery Team Project Officer (WA) 0417 996 719
REPORT UNVEILS WA GROWER GROUPS $3B VALUE
A Grower Group Alliance-commissioned study has shown grower groups have contributed $3 billion dollars to the WA economy over the past 25 years.
The study report is the first of its kind to determine the economic and social value that grower groups provide to farmer members, research & development corporations, sponsors and the wider WA agriculture industry.
GGA strategic advisory group chairperson Kelly Manton-Pearce said the report provided a compelling case for the importance of grower groups as an economic driving force in regional WA.
“Grower groups are an incubation hub for the next leaders in agriculture, providing skills and opportunities for staff and members to learn skills in governance, finance, sponsorship and funding,” she said.
“Across the agriculture industry there is strong support for grower groups in WA as the groups play a crucial role and are a valued local conduit between farmers and the agricultural research and development sector.”
Article by Grower Group Alliance
Farm Water Rebate Scheme
To download the Farm Water Rebate Scheme Schedule please the below file