Spring Photo Competition Winner: Kathryn Matheson has been named as the 2020 Forbes Phoenix Spring Photo Competition winner. The annual Spring Photo Competition received many delightfully vibrant photographs from all over Forbes and this year, Sarah Hodge from Essjay Photography who sponsored the competition, chose Kathryn’s photograph of Tulips in bloom. The winning photo was chosen due to the image being a captivating depiction of the natural beauty of Spring.
Christmas Cards 4 Farmers Initiative Launched: As the countdown to Christmas begins, Rural Aid is asking Australian school students to take the time to lift the spirits of farmers around the nation. With farmers nationwide enduring years of record-breaking droughts, floods, and fires, Rural Aid CEO, John Walters, is asking students to get their schools involved in their Christmas Cards 4 Farmers initiative in order to lift the spirits of and put a smile on the faces of Australian farmers this Christmas. Students are encouraged to let farmers know they are in our minds by creating homemade cards with a special, personal message. Farmers are central to our everyday life, despite the geographical distance, and in the past this initiative has had a positive impact on farmers’ mental health. Please send in homemade cards before 19 November. Cards cannot be larger than 120mm x 170mm. Do not send in individual envelopes. Mail them to Rural Aid at PO Box 1342, Sunnybank Hills QLD 4109.
Social Farmer Giveaway Winner: The winner of The Social Farmer Giveaway is Emma Mayall. Emma has won a business profile makeover from The Social Farmer that will create and update her social media page and profile to expand her business digitally. The Social Farmer specialises in social media creation, management, and website design.
Great Inland Glossy Count Postponed: Organisers of the Great Inland Glossy Count have chosen to postpone the program due to rain. While rain is great for the region, it makes conditions for volunteers difficult. The new dates are Pilliga, 13 February, Goonoo, 20 February, and Goobang, 27 February 2021.Central West volunteers are needed for the NSW Saving our Species program to become “cockatoo counters” and help be part of the Great Inland Glossy Count.