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Where: Performing Arts Centre, Hamilton, Victoria
When: Wednesday 12 September 2018
Cost: FREE
The program has been designed to encourage and continue collaborative relationships across the health and agriculture sectors, and includes international and Australian keynote speakers presenting on the effect of human exposure to organophosphates, and mental wellbeing among young people in rural areas. There will also be concurrent presentations under the themes:
  • mental health,
  • climate change and health,
  • innovative models of engagement,
  • occupational health and safety, and
  • service delivery models in farming communities.
The conference will be followed by a networking event, which will include the announcement of the winners of the ‘Farmer Health in a Changing World’ photography competition.
For more information and to register: Click here
Registrations close 17 August 2018
‘Farmer Health in a Changing World’ Photo Competition entries extended until 12|8|18
To enter visit:

Have you seen the personal stories from rural women who have navigated tough times on From Inside the Farm Gate?
Have you seen the personal stories from people with an experience of rural suicide on The Ripple Effect?
Are you interested in telling your story?
If you are…
  • 18-30 years and living in a rural community
  • Inspired to tell your story about managing poor mental health or caring for someone who lives with poor mental health
  • Motivated to help reduce stigma and educate others in the community
…then join us for our next digital storytelling workshop.
WHEN: 25-27 September, 2018
WHERE: Hamilton, Victoria
“It was a powerful, fantastic and at times quite full on experience”
(previous workshop participant)
For more information, please contact Alison Kennedy via or visit   
We have a busy month at Agricultural Field Days in Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales thanks to our partners Rural Bank and Metalcorp.
Participate in a free 20-minute health and lifestyle assessment including cholesterol, blood glucose and blood pressure readings along with diabetes risk, BMI and eyesight testing at:
  • Sheepvention, Hamilton VIC; 6-7 August, RURAL BANK SITE 55
  • Eyre Peninsula Field Days, Cleve SA; 14-16 August, RURAL BANK SITE 185, 5th Street
Experience the interactive education sessions on health, wellbeing and safety issues facing farmers and agricultural workers at:
  • Agquip Field Days, Gunnedah NSW; 21-23 August, METALCORP SITE M-N 31-34
For more information about events the NCFH will be attending in your area, visit our online Calendar

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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