Tapping into water trading

The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) is hosting irrigator workshops with independent water consultancy Aither for farmers in Mildura, Kerang, Echuca, Tatura, Numurkah, and Benalla throughout July 2019.

“The combination of drought and increasing irrigation demand is putting a lot of pressure on the water market and creating skyrocketing prices for irrigators,” said Mr Richard Anderson, VFF Water Council Chair.

“These workshops will be invaluable for farmers who want to explore the drivers of water prices, learn about water purchasing and portfolio management options, and understand the state of the water market.

“Famers will hear first-hand from an independent party about the seasonal outlook for 2020 and beyond, and how to manage financial risk going forward.

“Aither are a leading water consultancy, and they will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the workshops. I am confident farmers will walk away from these workshops armed with tools that will further assist them in their water trading decisions, helping their businesses become more sustainable and profitable,” said Mr Anderson.

The workshops are open to all farmers and registrations can be made by calling VFF Member Services on 1300 882 833 or emailing members@vff.org.au

Shamrock Hotel, 513 Melville Street
Monday 15 July 2019, 11am

Tatura Hotel, 162 Hogan Street
Monday 15 July 2019, 7pm

Caledonian Hotel, 110 Hare Street
Tuesday 16 July 2019, 11am

Benetook Room, 180-190 Deakin Avenue
Thursday 25 July 2019, 7pm

Northern District Community Health, 24 Fitzroy Street
Friday 26 July 2019, 11am

Lakeside Community Centre, Benalla Showgrounds
Tuesday 30 July 2019, 11am

Source: VFF