Agricultural & Environmental
Mrs Linda Roberts
Ph: 02 4385 5031
WorkCover’s sheep and beef cattle farming industry action plan
Country Women's Association of NSW has had input into the recent sheep and beef cattle farming industry action plan. Workcover have now developed six worksheets a farm vechical checklist. Click on the name below to download the PDF.
Alive and Well Campaign
The new Alive and Well Farm Safety Campaign tells farmers stories with the aim of “shining a light” on some of the most common causes of injury and illness. Farmers are encouraged to visit the website, listen to other farmers’ stories and share their own views on why farm safety is so important. www.aliveandwell.net.au
A selection of article can be found below:
1. Depression and Mental Health - four things to keep in mind for peace of mind
2. Farm vehicles - using quad bikes safely: 5 top tips
3. Kids on Farms - four tips for keeping your kids safe on farms
4. Sun Safe - sunscreen is not just a beach holiday requirement
5. Working with lifestock - how to work with sheep safely.
Flora and Fauna
Flora and fauna study choices for each year are made by the Agricultural & Environmental Committee. Ideas may be sent the Agricultural & Environmental Officer or the Agricultural & Environmental Committee Secretary, prior to the June meeting.
Flora and fauna 2016: Red Cedar and Regent honeyeater
Flora and fauna 2017: Quandong and Quoll
The Agricultural & Environmental committee introduced a "Foe" in order to raise awareness of a differernt weed every year. For 2017, there will also be a feral animal to raise awareness of the detrimental effects on our environment.
Foe 2016: Rhus tree
Foes 2017: Fireweed and foxes.
Primary products for promotion are submitted to state executive at their November meeting by each group. The representatives give a two minute presentation on their group's choice. All members of executive then vote for the winning product. All products presented to the members of state executive must be concerning an industry that is having difficulties or be a boutique industry. This promotion is not a part of the Agricultural & Environmental committee arena but is driven by the group that had their product selected. Often if there are several groups who chose the same product then they will join forces to make the display at state conference happen. Usually the Branch and Group Agricultural & Environmental Officers do the local promotion as a part of their portfolio.
Primary Product 2016: Blueberries
Primary Product 2017: Native fingerlimes
Agricultural and Environmental Seminar
The next Agricultural & Environmental Committee hold seminars in order to discover more about a particular area, highlighing many of the local products of the area.
Product of the Week
Featuring Australian grown produce
An Initiative of the CWA of NSW Agricultural & Environmental Committee
February 2017: Grapeseed Oil
March 2017: Eggplant, Figs, Sweet Corn, Watermelon
Previous products (click to download PDF):