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Make sure you and your loved ones are ready to keep safe when the temperatures rise and the school year ends.

Prior to beginning your summer to-do list, make sure the children on your farm are safe, educate yourself on the warning signs and risks of heat illness, and learn how to protect yourself from the sun.

Telstra, the Australian telecommunications company, has reiterated its intention to shut down its 3G network, also known as the Telstra Next G network, on June 30, 2024. Here's what the shutdown means for you.

Australia has its fair share of critters, and our international reputation is bolstered by terrifying stories of lethal creatures. It's important to take the right steps in the event of an emergency when bitten by a snake.

The RAS Foundation Master of Teaching Scholarship for Ag Graduates aims to assist Ag graduates who want to pursue a career in agriculture teaching by addressing the critical shortage of agriculture teachers in NSW.

Cattle mustering is a crucial part of the livestock industry for herding and gathering cattle for various purposes such as vaccinating, sorting and transportation. Traditionally, cattle mustering has been done on horseback or with the use of helicopters, but with the advancements in drone technology, a new opportunity for the industry has been created.

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority is now asking manufacturers who use or plan to use drones for mustering and spraying a series of question to help improve the regulatory framework.

According to a 2021 census analysis, more young people, women, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are choosing to work in agriculture.

Feed Gap Workshops With Dr Jillian Kelly (AHN Consulting) BVSc

North West Local Land Services is pleased to be hosting 3 ADDITIONAL FREE Feed Gap Workshops in November with Dr Jillian Kelly.

As we enter another scorching summer, it's important to keep your property clear and safe from bushfire hazards. The NSW RFS is part of every rural community and work together with farmers to help make their communities safer. The NSW RFS has a strong partnership with the NSW Farmers Association to help mitigate and respond to the threat of fires.

There are over 430,000 rural water tanks in Australia, as well as over 1,000,000 dams, reservoirs, and other bodies of water. Despite their critical role in keeping farms irrigated, very few of these water storage facilities are monitored in real time.

Farmbot, an Australian agricultural technology company, is attempting to change this.

In the context of changing weather patterns and economic conditions, there has never been a more opportune moment for strategic planning in the cattle and lamb industry. With the climate becoming increasingly unpredictable, and the economic climate presenting its own set of challenges, it's essential for livestock producers to adopt forward-thinking strategies.

According to the Bureau of Meteorology, Australia is now experiencing an El Niño climate phenomenon.

The World Meteorological Organisation, the UN's weather agency, issued a similar warning in July after the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the US government issued its own pronouncement that El Niño was underway in June. A "surge in global temperatures and disruptive weather and climate patterns" was predicted for the entire world.

It's not uncommon to see headlines highlighting how little children understand about how their food is produced, with research indicating that many children believe their food comes from a supermarket or their own refrigerator.

While many children never visit farms, technology now allows farms to be transported to children - at least in a technological sense.