VFF Water Workshops set for Victoria’s north

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The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) is hosting a series of irrigator workshops in Echuca, Tatura, Numurkah and Mildura throughout June.

Northern Victorian Water Resource Manager, Dr Mark Bailey and Aither Director, Chris Olszak will provide fan informative session on the status of water markets and outlook update.

VFF Water Council Chair Andrew Leahy said the workshops promise to give irrigators invaluable information they need manage risk for the season ahead.   

“These workshops are a great opportunity for irrigators to hear firsthand from an independent party on how farmers can manage their water and risks”.

“With forecasters predicting a wet outlook ahead, it’s important irrigators know how to manage their dam volumes and spill risks,” Mr Leahy said.

Aither are leading independent advisers on water markets and water policy with offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane and Adelaide.

Dr Bailey will provide an overview on the outlook for the season and dam capacity and spill risks.

Mr Leahy will also provide a post Federal Election overview and what a new federal government means for water policy in the region and provide an overview of the efforts the VFF will undertake with a new government.

The workshops are free for farmers to attend and open to all VFF members and non-members. Light refreshments will be provided to attendees.  

Farmers are asked to register their attendance by calling VFF Member Services on telephone 1300 882 833 or by email [email protected]

Thursday 2nd June11amTatura Ballyantyne Centre 9 Hastie Street, Tatura
Thursday 2nd June7pmNumurkah Shamrock Hotel, 513 Melville Street
Friday 3rd June11amEchuca Caledonian Hotel, 110 Hare Street, Echuca
Friday 17th June12pmMildura Mildura Workers Club 100-110 Deakin Avenue, Mildura