April 2018 Issue
Two thirds of Gippsland’s three-year vegetable capacity building project are behind us – just one year left – let’s make it count !! As always, your feedback makes all the difference – Shayne Hyman, Industry Development Officer, 0417 330 081. Bring on some rain in Gippsland !!
THE YEAR OF TRAINING
Irrigation Basic Skills Training @ Newry
Thanks Hussey & Co for hosting, VegPRO for the initiative & the participants for being open to practice change & new ideas.
Chemical Handling @ Wonthaggi
Tuesday 5 and Wednesday 6 June (venue tbc) – Call Sophie Lapsley 0426 200 996 at VegPRO to book your free training place.
Horticulture Code – Compliance is now required
Temporary Skilled Shortage (TSS) Visa Replaces 457
The change is to address labour shortages by bringing in genuinely skilled workers where skilled Australians cannot be sourced. Provisional arrangements may affect current 457 visa holders. For more information CLICK HERE
Funding for Growers to Attend Hort Connections 2018
A number of funded positions are available covering flights & accommodation for growers wanting to attend either the Global Innovations in Horticulture Seminar or the Australian Vegetables Export Seminar. Find out how to apply … CLICK HERE
Last Words …
1. Apologies for the dodgy ‘fat hen’ link in the March 2018 eNews.
2. There will be no May 2018 issue.