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Bigger education role for Federation Farm?

Farm seen as the key to Narrabri getting a regional training centre.

Narrabri Community Education Trust chairman Mike Bange is pictured here at the recent Federation Farm open day with St Francis Xavier’s School students Will Ford, Jonty Fowler, Lachie Ford, Jack Smith and Tom Clarke.

It is widely considered locally by those pushing for Narrabri to get a regional training centre that Federation Farm must have a key role to play in that process, and that was further discussed at a Narrabri Shore Council meeting this week.
Mike Bange, chairman of the Narrabri Community Education Trust which runs the farm, gave a presentation to councillors about its workings.
After his presentation, Dr Bange was questioned by councillors about the farm.
Mayor Cathy Redding said the farm would be “an ideal spot” for the proposed training centre, for which the council is currently preparing a business case after receiving state government funding to do so.
The Narrabri Chamber of Commerce, at a recent meeting, decided to adopt the training centre as one of its projects and president Russell Stewart said then that the farm would be crucial to its success.
“Is there anything in the (trust’s) constitution that would prevent anything like that,” Cr Redding asked Dr Bange.