RDA Central West in conjunction with CASE, the Canobolas Academy of STEM Excellence held a STEM Industry Partnership Program (SISP) Design Thinking Workshop at Orange Agricultural Institute on Monday 12th November 2018.
The course facilitator and teacher was Glenn Lawrence a knowledgeable educator who loves helping students design and create. Professionally, Glenn has worked as an industrial designer in both Australia and China and has over 10 years of experience as a TAS teacher in NSW secondary schools.
Greg shared the MSM Milling story and the role of automation and robotics in the production and packaging of canola oil.
The idea behind this NESA Registered professional workshop was to introduce teachers to Makey Makey and how they could start to use this tool in the classroom.
Damien Ivers, production manager from MSM Milling delivered an exciting presentation to year 8 students at Canobolas Rural Technology High School on the 31st October as a part of the STEM Industry School Partnership Project.
This year, one of the priorities of RDA Central West is to work with the Growing Lachlan team to deliver a Western Area Business Forum in the Lachlan Shire to build business capability and networking, to help them establish links to start-up and innovation hubs currently gaining momentum in larger regional centres and to help promote the western area as being pro-active and open to new business growth opportunities.
Tropfest is about great stories, well told. Films can be about anything and must include the annual Tropfest Signature Item (TSI) which for Tropfest 27 is CANDLE.
Your film must be uploaded by 4th January 2019. (more…)
Grants of up to $20,000 are now available across drought-affected communities nationally. A smaller number of grants valued at up to $60,000 and $150,000 are also available for larger-scale and multi-year projects that have a broader impact. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis and assessed quarterly.
The Federal Government has allocated an extra $81 million in funding for its Drought Communities Program (DPC) which offers eligible councils up to $1 million for projects and infrastructure that stimulate the economy of drought affected communities.
The Government has also increased the number of eligible councils from 60-81 local government areas.
Catchment Action NSW is inviting applications for the Small Grants for Groups project aimed at providing money for small groups to hold events that raise awareness and share their unique knowledge and skills.
This funding could support events such as field days, workshops, training and education.
These grants are designed to support small to medium wine exporters in capturing export opportunities in China and the USA, by offering reimbursement grants for specific export promotion activities from January 2018.
The review panel is interested in hearing from all people across the agricultural sector, including farming families experiencing hardship, and farming families who are doing well, trusted advisors and support networks such as: accountants, agricultural advisers, agronomists, financial planners, Rural Financial Counsellors, stockists, succession planners, industry and the general public.