Our local grazing network has been running over 20 years. We have monthly meetings either in town or on-farm where we catch up, talk about any workshops etc anyone has been to, provide updates about any projects we have running, have guest speakers from NRMs or government departments, and then time to talk through any questions etc. And we put in a meal (usually pizza) and a cuppa do there is a social element :)
Through the group we have run joint programs with federal and state government organisations and have great relationships with local NRMs who help us with funding to run courses of interest. This year we've run grazing management courses, launched a beef health monitoring program, run a livestock handling day, done feedlot and abattoir tours, run workshops with AgForce and more - and we already have a weaning day, dung beetle day and bull testing day already planned for next year amongst other projects. We are an incorporated not-for-profit so we can access funding for grants etc and run projects like riparian restoration and weed management on member properties etc.
I have a slight bias here too being the current chair, but I've found it really helpful and we've had access to really great opportunities through the group. It's great to be with like minded people who are really excited about farming too. We have annual membership of $125 per farm enterprise. You get discounted or free access to courses we run, ability to take part on trials/grants etc, early notification of upcoming events etc and free pizza/food at our meetings too! Non-members can also access our Facebook page and general information distributions email list. They can also attend our courses etc but just at a higher charge. You can look us up on Facebook - South Burnett Grazing Network inc.