Rural Aid coming to Oberon

IDEAS are being sought before Rural Aid and a group of its Farm Army volunteers from all over Australia descend on Oberon.

The charity will be in town during the week of April 7 to 12, providing manpower and skills to help community groups with projects. Some of the volunteers will be helping farmers on their farms.

Rural Aid general manager Wayne Thomson says the charity’s new community-based program is exciting.

“We can see that by focusing on the community holistically, we can have a great impact on residents and farmers," he said.

Oberon Council is supporting the visit by gathering requests from farmers for assistance on their properties and ideas for small-scale, community-based projects.

Council is asking for a list of jobs or projects locals would like the volunteers to work on during the visit, including the equipment that will need to be used.

The Farm Army will then determine which jobs they will undertake and match the volunteer skills with the jobs.

Contact Lynette Safranek at Oberon Council on 6329 8123 for a confidential discussion or email to register jobs or ideas before February 24, 2019.