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A message from CEO Sam Harma – eNews August 2019

RDACW’s Chair Christine Weston welcomes
new CEO Sam Harma. Photo Credit: Central Western Daily

The Central West has a vibrant and resilient agricultural sector. The red meat industry is a major employer of our region and was on show last week at the Agribusiness Today Forum held this year in Cowra.

Over 100 delegates attended and learnt about innovative ways to maximise red meat yields and market opportunities. On behalf of RDA Central West, I would like to thank all sponsors, partners and committed organisers for their support to help create such a successful event.

The Agribusiness Today Forum grows in importance each year. Providing the region’s agricultural industry with avenues like this forum in times of drought are vital in both a business, networking and learning sense.

We’d love to hear your feedback about what you might like to see as the focus of a future Agribusiness Today Forum.

Please email your suggestions to me: Sam Harma e.  director@rdacentralwest.org.au

Follow RDA CW on social media to see what plans there will be for 2020’s event and where.

Follow us! Join our Central West community to keep up to date:

Facebook: @RegionalDevelopmentAustraliaCentralWest

Instagram: @rdacentralwest

Twitter: @RDAcentralwest

Hashtags: For RDA CW in general: #RDAcentralwest  / or for Agribusiness Today Forum: #agribusinesstodayforum

Image: Sam Harma CEO Regional Development Australia Central West (R) with RDA CW Chair Christine Weston (L). Central Western Daily

 

FREE Energy 101 courses for small business in Parkes & Orange

Parkes Shire Council and Orange City Council in collaboration with the NSW Government are running FREE courses for business owners and their staff. Limited to 25 participants at each event so be quick to register!

Orange:  Wednesday 7 August 2019, 6-7pm, The Greenhouse Function Room, Orange Ex-Service Club, Anson Street, Orange

To register: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/energy-101-for-small-business-orange-tickets-65072411334

Parkes: Thursday 8 August 2019, 5:30-6:30pm, Astro Dish, Bogan Street, Parkes

To register: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/energy-101-for-small-business-parkes-tickets-65072470511

In this practical one-hour workshop you will:

  • learn how to analyse your energy bills
  • understand how your business uses energy
  • identify energy saving opportunities, including no-cost/low-cost solutions
  • learn about funding options and resources that will help you take-action

For more information email: energy.saver@environment.nsw.gov.au

Build Your Future Day for Year 5 and 6 students

More than 140 students from 7 local schools took part in the University of Newcastle’s  Build Your Future Day in Orange on Monday 26th November.

Years 5 & 6 students used their science and engineering knowledge to win a series of challenges by building earthquake-proof towers, communicating through optical fibre, engineering water turbines, constructing bionic hands and more.

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