Building Community Resilience event is informing farmers on cooperative benefits | Parades

SNAPSHOT: Family First Credit Union staff presented community groups will generous grants on Tuesday morning, at the credit union's office.

SNAPSHOT: Family First Credit Union staff presented community groups will generous grants on Tuesday morning, at the credit union's office.

Two first-time events, one in Bathurst on May 19 and the other in Orange on June 2, are being organised by the Bathurst Wholefood Cooperative to assist farmers.

The event, titled Building Community Resilience, will help provide small enterprise farmers with the latest information on the benefits of cooperative farming. 

These events are supported by New South Wales Industry and are designed to improve farming outcomes through understanding sustainable practices and how to find and nurture local markets. 

Energy, labour, crops and other farming inputs will be presented by a wide range of experts, including Central Tablelands Landcare’s Marita Sydes, Local Land Services’ Phil Cranney, Farming Together’s Lorraine Gordon and Skillset Environment’s Ashley Bland.

One the event organisers, David Sikora, said the program was an important step in building a significantly stronger small farming community. 

Tickets are $50 and are available from www.buildingcommunityresilience.com.au

Liverpool awaits

On Wednesday, next week, Parade will be making the journey to the Big Smoke for quite a special occasion.

On May 24, Liverpool Football Club will play Sydney FC at Sydney’s Stadium Australia, with a full house of over 80,000 fans to pack the venue out.

Bathurst footballing product Rhyan Grant is expected to play for Sydney FC, a dream come true for the Liverpool fan. 

This isn’t the first time Parade has see the mighty Liverpool play, having travelled to Melbourne in 2013 with another 95,000 fans to see the Reds defeated Melbourne Victory at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

That was followed up to a trip to South Australia to see Liverpool win 2-nil against Adelaide United at the Adelaide Oval in 2015. 

Liverpool’s trip to Sydney will save Parade from travelling outside his home state to see his beloved team play.

Can anything top that? Maybe a tour of Anfield, Liverpool’s home ground, in the United Kingdom in August? Parade will be enjoying that. 

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