In November, the Council Artisan Agriculture Project will host a number of webinars on sector hot topics.

On Wednesday November 3 at 6:30 pm  you can join a webinar on Agritourism. Supporting the growth of artisan agritourism has been identified as an opportunity to strengthen the region’s position as a food and drink destination, attract new tourist markets, educate visitors on sustainable land management while maximising the economic potential for artisan producers. Register for the webinar on eventbrite.

A webinar on Grant writing will be offered on November 10 at 12:00 noon. Presenter Kelly Lewis, Hepburn Shire’s Grants and Project Officer, will provide an insight into ‘Winning Grants’ that can assist and grow your business. Register for the webinar on eventbrite.

Council is also supporting local artisan agriculture producers and growers to access a free session with Small Business Mentoring Service. Whether it be understanding budgeting and recruitment or looking at succession planning, find answers for these and other business challenges by booking your session now. Find out more and register.

As part of the Council Healthy Landscapes program, they are also offering a series of free webinars and field days every few weeks for the rest of the year. Topics include Grass identification, Compost on pasture, Holistic farm management, and a webinar from a senior climatologist on short and long-term forecasting on Central Victorian climate. Visit their website to learn more.

Agriculture Victoria is presenting a series of Farm Business Essentials webinars covering planning, budgeting, profits, and succession planning. Find out more and book your place at these free webinars.

You can also get in touch with Council’s Artisan Agriculture Facilitation Specialist, Sharon Hebbard to discuss any areas where you may need industry support.