VISION: RGA Landcare promotes the integration of environmental thinking into everyday farm management and decision-making, longer term farm strategic planning and the management of all non-farm aspects of the industry. MISSION: RGA Landcare utilises available resources to deliver sustainable financial, agronomic and natural resource management information covering the whole farming system to regional farmers.

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) represents over 1000 voluntary members and supports growers on issues affecting the viability of their business and communities.

The RGA represents the interests of rice growers, and provides services to members, to ensure they can leave a legacy for their children, create employment in their districts and grow quality rice. With rice still the mainstay of many Murray and Riverina towns, it is important that RGA members have a strong and effective representation in three key policy areas of Water, Environmental Sustainability, Productivity and Industry Affairs.

RGA has been partnering with Landcare for over 20 years. At the RGA we define Landcare as; management practices that enhance the land and connected water. Landcare activities can relate to wetland management (including rice fields), soil health, vegetation and natural and productive habitats. Many Landcare projects support farm productivity improvement while providing improved environmental outcomes. In the early years this was a partnership linking the RGA Environmental Champions Program with Landcare. Since 2016 the RGA has been hosting a Local Landcare Coordinator from the Deniliquin office who supports local Landcare groups, producer groups and primary and secondary schools in the wider Deniliquin area.

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