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The 2020 Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry is a competitive grants program that supports young people (18-35 years old) to undertake a project on an innovative or emerging scientific issue, including biophysical and social sciences, which will contribute to the ongoing success and sustainability of Australia's agriculture, fisheries and forestry industries.
The Awards aim to encourage science, innovation and technology in rural industries and help to advance the careers of young researchers, scientists, producers and innovators through national recognition of their research ideas.
There are a number of Award categories on offer, each with a grant of $22,000 (inc GST) to fund innovative projects.
Applications close Friday 4 Oct 2019, so apply now!
For further information and/or to apply go to -
LVI 2020 AGM & Election Outcome
Over 65 delegates, members and guests joined the Landcare Victoria Inc.’s first virtual AGM on 29th May. The videoconferencing option proved popular with many new faces, over half attending an LVI Forum for the first time. Click into news item for a copy of LVI’s 2020 Annual Report and election outcome.
New Energy Jobs Fund (NEJF) - Open until 18 June 2020
The New Energy Jobs Fund makes $1 million in grants available to fund projects that encourage more community-owned renewables and create more environmental, economic and employment opportunities. Click into news item for more details and/or to apply.
Have you used the Landcare Employment Referral Service? Is it helpful?
The Landcare Employment Referral Service has been operating for over a year now and we’d like to get your feedback – is it useful? Do you think it’s an important service even if your Landcare Group/Network hasn’t yet used it? Click into news item for survey link to have your say today.
Free Webinar - Soil Carbon - what is it all about? 11 June 2020
Hear from Dr Cassandra Schefe from AgriSci who will talk about the basics of soil carbon on your farm and what this may mean for your business followed by LaTrobe University’s Jim Radford and Jen Wood who will talk about a project they have been working on using compost to increase soil carbon in a dryland grazing system. Click into news item for further details and to register.
Weeds & Rabbits Landholder Survey - Open until 24 June 2020
Pests and weeds are a problem for all Victorian land managers and cost more than $1 billion a year. Agriculture Victoria is working together with land managers to improve their management of pests and weeds. Landholders are being invited to take part in a state-wide survey to better understand the social and behavioural factors that influence pest and weed management. The results will provide a better understanding of the barriers people face with implementing weed and rabbit control practices. Click into news item for link.