In conjunction with Agriculture Victoria, West Wimmera Shire Council is arranging a drop-in day at the Poolaijelo Hall on Thursday 20 January from 10am to 1pm for landholders impacted by the fires.
The purpose of the drop-in is to connect landholders with experts who can provide assistance about a broad range of subjects, from fencing issues to pasture management and livestock information, to sediment traps and erosion control, and also advice about coping with matters relating to personal welfare.
The presenters will each deliver a short speech about the type of assistance their organisation can offer, and will then be available for one-on-one conversations with anyone who would like to have a chat.
The presenters will include:
Chris Blore – Agriculture Victoria - pasture management and livestock information
Clem Sturmfels – Agriculture Victoria - sediment traps and erosion control
Rob & Bronwyn Edwards - Blazeaid
Michael White – Rural Financial Counselling Service Victoria West
Celia Scott – impacted farmer and VFF representative
Michelle Freeman - Uniting Wimmera
Heather Drendel – Recovery Manager, Langkoop-Edenhope Penola Road Fire