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EVENTS

Many of our events are held online but see our COVID plan for face to face events.

    • 12 Oct 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Online
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    Join us for a discussion about regenerative agriculture with Vince Heffernan from Moorlands Biodynamic Lamb. Vince will share his extensive knowledge of natural systems farming and discuss the principles of regenerative agriculture and how they can be applied on small farms.

    In this webinar we will explore the following themes.

    •  What is regenerative agriculture? Is it different from sustainable agriculture, permaculture or holistic farming?
    • What is biodynamic farming and is the certification process difficult?
    • What are the key principles or actions for small farmers to follow to operate in a regenerative way?
    • What types of measurements or observations can we make to assess how well our regenerative farming efforts are going?

    The webinar will be on Zoom and is free to attend but you must register. You will be sent the link one day before the webinar starts.

    About our presenter

    Vince Heffernan is a sixth-generation farmer and owner of Moorlands Biodynamic Lamb in the Upper Lachlan Shire. Vince is the Chair of the Upper Lachlan Landcare Group and is passionate about regenerative agriculture and the environment. Vince practices holistic management principles on his farm to improve biodiversity and productivity and has planted thousands of trees through his efforts with Landcare. Vince studied ecological agriculture at the University of Sydney and is completing a Masters in Regenerative Agriculture at the University of Canberra.

    This webinar is made possible with funding from the Australian Government through the National Landcare Program.

    • 6 Nov 2022
    • 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Address supplied after registration
    • 48
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    Annual General Meeting and Farm Tour

    SFNCR Members are invited to our Annual General Meeting to be held in person this year. There will be a BBQ lunch, short AGM (typically takes about 10-15 minutes) and a farm tour. 

    The Annual General Meeting

    Our network is run by volunteers. If you like what the network does and would like it to continue, please nominate for a committee position. Positions can only be held for three years maximum which means that some of our committee must step down this year. The committee sets the direction of the network each year including selecting topics for workshops, webinar and grant projects.

    The Farm Tour

    Meet local farmers Kelly and Adam from Yolk Folk egg farm in Gundaroo and Suz from Branch and Burrow, Braidwood to chat about their small farm business adventures. There will be a farm tour and a short AGM meeting after lunch. On the farm tour Kelly will show you her set up and discuss the challenges of setting up a small farm business, Suz will also discuss her farming adventures.

    The Lunch

    We will provide a BBQ lunch featuring locally produced Branch and Burrow sausages, onions and bread. Please bring a plate of food to share, chair, cup and water bottle, plate and cutlery.

    This is a members only event. If you are not a member you can join any time before the event.

    Notice of Annual General Meeting

    The Annual General Meeting of Small Farms Network Capital Region Incorporated will be held at 2.00pm on the host farm in Gundaroo. The address will be supplied after you register.

    A nomination form is attached (Word or PDF). If you sign and submit the form, we will organise a nominator and seconder on the day. Positions that you can nominate for are President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and General Committee Member. A Public Officer is also needed (not a committee position).

    The agenda for the AGM is attached (PDF).

    The minutes of the previous AGM are attached (PDF).

    Only financial members can nominate for positions and vote at the Annual General Meeting.

    Other information

    Registrations are essential for this event, and you can register for your family at the same time. If you intend to bring children to this event they must be under your supervision at all times. You cannot bring dogs to this event even in a car, if you have an assistance dog, please let the coordinator know before you arrive. 

    Please wear boots, sun hats, sunscreen and clean clothes suitable for being outdoors and clean your shoes before you arrive.  Please do not wear clothes that you have been handling chickens in and be prepared to walk through a foot bath. 

    Bring a plate of food to share, cup, drink bottle, chair, cutlery and plate. 

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Small Farms Network Capital Region Inc
PO Box 313
Bungendore
NSW 2621

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