And here’s Jane with the weather... for Heath­cote

McIvor Times - - RABBIT STEW -

THE fore­cast is look­ing bright for Heath­cote on March 9.

The ever-pop­u­lar me­te­o­rol­o­gist and weather pre­sen­ter Jane Bunn will be com­ing to town to speak.

Jane will be ap­pear­ing at the Heath­cote and Dis­trict Com­mu­nity Bank’s an­nual farm­ers’ lunch at the Heath­cote RSL Hall and will pro­vide valu­able in­for­ma­tion on weather pre­dic­tions for Heath­cote and the wider re­gion.

The sem­i­nar is open to all peo­ple in­volved in the agri­cul­tural industry, which in­cludes the beef industry, sheep and wool, viti­cul­ture, hor­ti­cul­ture and crop­ping.

The event will also in­clude speak­ers on live­stock nu­tri­tion and feed­ing meth­ods as well as in­for­ma­tion on farm man­age­ment de­posits and equip­ment fi­nanc­ing.

“Af­ter the suc­cess of last year’s in­au­gu­ral event we’re very ex­cited to be able to of­fer this value-packed fol­low up,” Heath­cote and Dis­trict Com­mu­nity Bank branch man­ager Michael Prowse said

“We ex­pect to have farm­ers at­tend from a wide area in­clud­ing Nagam­bie, Kil­more, Lance­field, Rom­sey, Kyne­ton, Redes­dale, El­more, Col­binab­bin and Rush­worth.

“Th­ese ar­eas cover a wide range of agri­cul­tural ac­tiv­i­ties and the in­for­ma­tion pre­sented will be use­ful for farm­ers as they plan for the fu­ture.”

The com­mu­nity bank has strong sup­port from lo­cal groups on the day.

The Heath­cote Film Fes­ti­val will show two short films that will be of in­ter­est to farm­ers and the Lions Club of Heath­cote will be cook­ing up lunch to be served at the end of pro­ceed­ings.

There will also be lo­cal beer and wine tast­ing and a few trade stalls.

“We see it as im­por­tant to pro­vide good qual­ity in­for­ma­tion and sup­port to our lo­cal agri­cul­tural industry and this is one way we can do it,” Mr Prowse said.

“Ev­ery­one with an in­ter­est is welcome on the day, it is free of charge and there might even be a cold beer at the end.”

Jane Bunn will be speak­ing at the Heath­cote and Dis­trict Com­mu­nity Bank’s an­nual farm­ers’ lunch on March 9.

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