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May 24

On-Farm Energy Assessments

2018-05-24T15:01:54+00:00

Free on-farm energy assessments are now available.

On-farm energy assessments analyse on-farm energy use (electricity, gas and diesel) and identify opportunities to make energy savings, improve output volumes per energy unit, and convert to renewable energy sources. The assessments will make recommendations tailored to the type and size of farms.

An on-farm energy assessment will be a prerequisite for the future on-farm energy grants.

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On-Farm Energy Assessments 2018-05-24T15:01:54+00:00
Apr 13

2 New Counsellors appointed

2018-04-13T12:15:21+00:00

We are pleased to announce the appointment of 2 new Financial Counsellors to the Gippsland team.

Christos Iliopoulos and Sarah Bardsley.

Christos will be based in Maffra, servicing the whole Gippsland region 3 days per week.  He brings extensive experience in commerce; local government; community health and education, and a significant background in business management, consulting, teaching, disability support and farmer assistance.

Sarah will be based in Ellinbank and Maffra, servicing the whole of Gippsland 2 days per week.  She bringing extensive experience in the dairy industry;  business management and has working knowledge of issues directly impacting our rural communities, developing the Heyfield Financial Counselling Community Outreach Program.

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Media Release – New Financial Counsellors welcomed

2 New Counsellors appointed 2018-04-13T12:15:21+00:00
Jan 13

Managing Dairy Farming – Volatility & Risk Workshops

2018-01-13T16:15:10+00:00

Agriculture Victoria are holding a 2 day workshop over 2 weeks in Yarram and Maffra.

These workshops will help Dairy Farmers, Share Farmers and employees create clear plans to manage their key risks including the impact of climate variability.

To register your interest or further information please contact :
Yarram – David Shambrook 0427 350 928
Maffra – Maria Rose 0459 885 359

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Managing Dairy Farming – Volatility & Risk Workshops 2018-01-13T16:15:10+00:00
Jan 13

Need for Feed Hay Run – East Gippsland Farmers to Register Interest

2018-01-16T13:25:36+00:00

Lions Club is currently coordinating the great farmer relief – Need for Feed Hay Run

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East Gippsland – supporting our farmers currently affected by the ongoing dry weather conditions.

In the absence of any other significant fire events, Lions Club is encouraging farmers in this region to contact us ASAP to register interest in receiving an allocation.

As well as oaten, straw, clover and rye grass hay available in various sizes, Lions have teamed with Aussie Helper, Drought Angels and Rural Financial Counselling Service Victoria – Gippsland to provide food hampers, pet food supplies, food and fuel vouchers.

Farmers interested in receiving an allocation must register via our Bairnsdale office as soon as possible:  Wayne Jefferis 0429 991 956

Don’t hesitate to be included in this great initiative.

Need for Feed Hay Run – East Gippsland Farmers to Register Interest 2018-01-16T13:25:36+00:00
Nov 20

Welcome New Counsellor – Bairnsdale

2017-11-27T09:56:49+00:00

We welcome Wayne Jefferis, appointed as a Rural Financial Counsellor at our Bairnsdale office.

Wayne has an extensive financial background with a Bachelor of Bus (Accounting) Degree and is a FCPA.
Wayne’s background is in public accounting & farming. He was a senior partner in an accounting practice in Leongatha and Korumburra for many years where he worked with farmers and business clients to assist with all forms of compliance, management, finance and succession planning issues. A passion for farming, he operated his beef farm in South Gippsland until recent time.
Wayne lives in Bairnsdale and is looking forward to working with the farming community in East Gippsland.

Please feel free to contact Wayne, his direct mobile number is 0429 991 956.

Welcome New Counsellor – Bairnsdale 2017-11-27T09:56:49+00:00