A strong voice and strong support for Victorian Landcare
On Thursday 21 November, to coincide with National Ag Day, the Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) will celebrate its 40th Birthday with a gala dinner for all our members, guests, friends and stakeholders and has extended an invitation to Landcarers to attend at VFF member ticket prices as per the invite below - simply rsvp noting you are a Landcare member.
"VFF 40th Birthday Gala Dinner
Thursday 21 November, 6.30 - 11.30 pm
This significant event is a fantastic time to reflect on our past, thank our members and friends, acknowledge our major campaigns over four decades, and celebrate our bright future.
We hope you will join us for this wonderful event.
Gala Dinner, 6.30pm - 11.30pm
$120 for farming Landcare members
There is a discount for tables of ten available to non-members.
We look forward to celebrating with you on Thursday 21 November.
For further information, please visit the VFF website https://vff.org.au/40thBirthday.
You can also email your inquiries to email@example.com or call us on 1300 882 833.
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