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Harvest time, silage and haymaking has arrived earlier than usual this year. It is important to take the time to protect and support your health, wellbeing and safety.
You may have already checked the mechanics of your machinery, but have you checked the filters on your cabins? Do you need to replace the chemical filters with dust filters?
Simple things like checking the safety of equipment, being familiar with tractor/header exercises, planning how you will manage fatigue and eating well to fuel “your” engine, can make a difference to harvest, hay and silage making.

For more information on how you can look after your health, wellbeing and safety this harvest go to Interested? Read more
Imagery is such a powerful and important part of our everyday lives. Using social media, TV and print, it is important to consider how we portray safety in our images and videos.

The number of deaths and injuries on Victoria’s farms is too high. Agriculture is constantly listed in the top two occupational groups for worker fatalities across Australia. A major factor on many farms is a culture that normalises risk taking. We need media (print, web and video) portrayals that embed health, wellbeing and safety in farming and recognise that a healthy and safe human resource is our number one asset. 

In the last few weeks we have had lots of enquiries regarding our Media Guidelines as organisations and industry groups realise this is an area they are missing. Please feel free to use,embrace and implement our Media Guidelines to help better reflect a contemporary approach to farming and best safety practice.

Read & download our Media Guidelines: CLICK HERE
With the latest government funding announcements, there's never been a greater need for skilled agricultural health and medicine professionals across all areas of the industry.

HMF701 - Agricultural Health and Medicine (Australia's only Agricultural Health and Medicine course) is the perfect platform to gain the specialised skills and knowledge needed at the moment to deliver services across Australia. 

Scholarship applications have been extended, with over $15,000 of scholarships available.

There are a number of scholarships available for 2019. Valued from $1,650, there are scholarship categories include an open categories for all rural professionals; Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders; and also Veterinarians, Optometrists and Psychologists. Take advantage of this valuable opportunity to extend your knowledge and qualifications.

Scholarship Applications are NOW OPEN and close Sunday 4 November 2018.
To learn about the course & how to apply online  CLICK HERE

Each Wednesday we feature a Farmer Health fact sheet from on Facebook and Twitter. These fact sheets are a useful resource to keep you on top of your game! You asked for a quick recap so here it is!   
Interested? Read other fact sheets   health   safety
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