While the farming community are enjoying the relative calm before sowing, farmers are invited to a dynamic information and discussion evening about the upcoming season, next week in Billimari.
The event aims to bring together farmers, researchers and consultants to talk about the 2020 season and to discuss upcoming issues and new information for the 2021 season.
Expert guests such as agronomists David Burch and Greg Condon along with senior land services officer Phil Cranney and district vet (both from Central Tablelands Local Land Service) will be on hand to provide new information on a variety of topics.
“One of the things that we are going to be talking about is mouse baiting,” said Ma-ree McKay, secretary of the Canowindra branch of the NSW Farmers Association. “With the numbers of mice increasing, we will look at what is available and what we are actually legally permitted to do. It is not just a straightforward matter of just buying the product.”
With the region being diverse, including many types of mixed farming, Maree is quick to say that there will be a wide variety of topics being discussed on the night, adding that the evening will be more of a dynamic group discussion than a one-sided information evening. Maree believes that the event will be a good time for farmers to socialise and form connections.
“The night will bring a lot of information together in one place. Farmers are well known for their chat over the fence and learning from each other. This is learning from each other and from people who have hands-on experience with the latest information.”
The meeting will be held at 5pm on 9 March at “Bengana” Billimari. A barbeque will follow. Bookings are essential and can be made via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.