Calls for farmers to stand for Council

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Considering the Goulburn Valley is the fruit bowl of the nation, it stands to reason that some of those primary producers should be in the driving seat on how the local government is managed.

The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) is urging interested farmers to nominate for their upcoming relevant local council elections to ensure agriculture is represented and the needs of Victorian farmers are heard

VFF president, David Jochinke said we need more farmers on councils to be the voice of local farmers and agriculture.

“We need more farmers on councils, so our message is heard on key issues including the need for fair rates, maintenance of local roads and keeping roadsides clear of weeds,” said Mr Jochinke.

“We have a real opportunity for agriculture to help lead the country on its economic rebuild and farming knowledge and expertise at a local government level will be vital during our recovery.”

Nominations for Council open on September 17 and close on September 22.