The agribusiness officer has and is doing a great job helping farmers expand. Bringing in new businesses to the Shire. Bringing in New grants and infrastructure. Has helped us a lot with setting up a new Agribusiness in the Loddon shire. We thank Darryn Yours sincerely Zarb Family
What support do you offer for people to undertake regenerative farming, particularly for some of the smaller acreage land holdings (and/or poorer farm land) in order that they might be able to sustain multi-faceted avenues of earning income to make farming a viable option? For example, pursuing farming similar to Taraniki Farm near Woodend - utilising the farm to table principle and increasing that style/size of farm in the Loddon area (keeping in mind Bendigo's predicted growth in the future and the potential for supplying local markets there - restaurants, organic outlets, etc).
Maintain your gravel roads! We as well as two other farming businesses live down a gravel road which got flooded last year and has no gravel remaining in spots making it slippery and dangerous when wet for us to use, let alone if we need to get trucks down it to cart livestock, grain, fertilizer etc. The road was already in poor condition before the floods.
A public weigh bridge would be a fantastic acquisition to be accessed by locals, farmers and transport operators, particularly those carting hay and grain. Currently, trucks are forced to make an educated guess at the risk of hefty fines if VicRoads find that they are overloaded. Tony Holt Kurraca district farmer
Would it be fair to say that most agribusinesses outside of townships see Council as a place to pay ones rates and registrations, look to get your road graded occasionally and foster services within the township that one may be able to utilize. Therefore as this is a service that is currently having success in developing new and current agribusiness within the shire, we need to grow the awareness of it, build better connections between businesses and there representative voices, in doing so help generate successful enterprises for sustainable growth within the shire for the benefit of all its re... read more...
I think the Agribusiness service situation is absolutely outstanding with the work that Darryn Hartnett does. I have heard nothing but extremely positive reports about the work he has done and how he assists people. It’s the rest of the Economic Development area that appears to be exceptionally poor. No-one hears from them and I hear nothing but poor comments. Sustainability of our towns is totally dependent on economic development and yet I see nothing happening. I am consistently hearing complaints about the lack of economic development in our towns and no effort to take things in a positive... read more...
Maintain your gravel roads! We as well as two other farming businesses live down a gravel road which got flooded last year and has no gravel remaining in spots making it slippery and dangerous when wet for us to use, let alone if we need to get trucks down it to cart livestock, grain, fertilizer etc. The road was already in poor condition before the floods.
A public weigh bridge would be a fantastic acquisition to be accessed by locals, farmers and transport operators, particularly those carting hay and grain. Currently, trucks are forced to make an educated guess at the risk of hefty fines if VicRoads find that they are overloaded. Tony Holt Kurraca district farmer
What support do you offer for people to undertake regenerative farming, particularly for some of the smaller acreage land holdings (and/or poorer farm land) in order that they might be able to sustain multi-faceted avenues of earning income to make farming a viable option? For example, pursuing farming similar to Taraniki Farm near Woodend - utilising the farm to table principle and increasing that style/size of farm in the Loddon area (keeping in mind Bendigo's predicted growth in the future and the potential for supplying local markets there - restaurants, organic outlets, etc).
The agribusiness officer has and is doing a great job helping farmers expand. Bringing in new businesses to the Shire. Bringing in New grants and infrastructure. Has helped us a lot with setting up a new Agribusiness in the Loddon shire. We thank Darryn Yours sincerely Zarb Family
Would it be fair to say that most agribusinesses outside of townships see Council as a place to pay ones rates and registrations, look to get your road graded occasionally and foster services within the township that one may be able to utilize. Therefore as this is a service that is currently having success in developing new and current agribusiness within the shire, we need to grow the awareness of it, build better connections between businesses and there representative voices, in doing so help generate successful enterprises for sustainable growth within the shire for the benefit of all its re... read more...
I think the Agribusiness service situation is absolutely outstanding with the work that Darryn Hartnett does. I have heard nothing but extremely positive reports about the work he has done and how he assists people. It’s the rest of the Economic Development area that appears to be exceptionally poor. No-one hears from them and I hear nothing but poor comments. Sustainability of our towns is totally dependent on economic development and yet I see nothing happening. I am consistently hearing complaints about the lack of economic development in our towns and no effort to take things in a positive... read more...
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