Water

CMA seeks advisers

By Country News

The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority is looking for farmers and other agricultural sector workers to be part of the new Goulburn Broken Sustainable Agriculture Advisory Group.

The advisory group will support the Goulburn Broken CMA and partners in the design and delivery of sustainable agriculture projects by means of providing feedback, contributing ideas and identifying opportunities for collaboration.

Group members will also be involved in analysing feedback from project participants and updating the Goulburn Broken CMA on emerging agriculture-related local and regional issues.

Members will be selected for an initial two-year term, based on their knowledge and experience in agriculture, geographic spread within the Goulburn Broken Catchment, and industry expertise.

Specialist skills in soil science, farming systems, agronomy and extension/education will also be highly sought.

As well as up to six agricultural sector representatives, the group will consist of representatives from Goulburn Broken CMA, Agriculture Victoria and University of Melbourne’s Dookie campus and will be expected to meet at least twice a year.

Applications are open until November 22, and successful applicants will be notified by November 26.

The first meeting of the advisory group will be held on December 12 at the Goulburn Broken CMA’s office in Shepparton, with a focus on reviewing sustainable agriculture projects for future funding.

■For more information, phone Goulburn Broken CMA regional agriculture landcare facilitator Kerstie Lee on 5764 7507 or email kerstiel@gbcma.vic.gov.au

■To apply, download and complete the EOI from www.gbcma.vic.gov.au