Growers around Victoria are set to benefit from a massive line-up of free workshops that are being coordinated by the VegNET program (being delivered in north, western and south-eastern Victoria by RMCG).

These workshops (some of which are being co-organised and funded by the VegPRO program) will cover key industry training and education needs, with the line-up stretching from March until September 2018, and are free for levy-paying vegetable growers as part of a levy investment under the Hort Innovation Vegetable Fund.

These events will focus on the following topics:

  • 28 March 2018: CSIRO food extrusion demonstration and vegetable leafminer management (Tyabb)
  • 24 April 2018: Future Farming Field Day (Werribee)
  • 2 May 2018: Farm biosecurity planning and vegetable leafminer management (Shepparton)
  • May 2018: Food Innovation Centre capability course
  • June 2018: GAIN Vegetable group coaching
  • 23 July 2018: Irrigation training (Robinvale)
  • 24 July 2018: Irrigation training (Clyde)
  • August 2018: Postharvest management of vegetables training (Werribee)
  • 3 August 2018: VegInnovations product development workshop (Epping)
  • 24-25 September 2018: Chemical handling course (Lara)
  • 26-27 September 2018: Chemical handling course (Clyde)
  • September 2018: Pest and disease identification workshop (Cranbourne)
  • September 2018: Pest and disease identification workshop (Lara)

Any industry members who want to register their interest to attend an event, or who want to find out more information about any of the above events, can contact RMCG Field Officer – South-Eastern Region Carl Larsen on 03 9882 2670 or at

We’ll also provide more updates as dates and locations are finalised for all workshops to make sure you can benefit from this levy investment into targeted training and extension activities for the vegetable industry.

This post appeared in the AUSVEG Weekly Update published 6 March 2018.