Monday 19th June, Rylington Park Boyup Brook
9am - 12.30pm
This field day will focus on building soil through stubble retention and changing cropping practices for the better. The results from the BBG’s three-year, fish hydrolysate trials will also be presented including a cost: benefit analysis. Speakers include Dr Ken Flower, from UWA and WANTFA; Deb Archdeacon of Agronomica, and perspectives from experienced farmers. A locally built stubble cruncher will also be available to view.
Click here for more information or to download the event flyer. Contact Project Officer Kristen Mappin on 9765 1555 to register.
This event is supported by the South West Catchments Council through funding provided by the Australian Government's National Landcare Program.
AMALGAMATION OF WA DEPARTMENTS
The Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia (DAFWA) is set to become part of the new Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) from 1 July 2017. This new department will bring agriculture together with the staff and functions of the departments of Fisheries and Regional Development and nine Regional Development Commissions.
For more information see the DAFWA website.
GROWING LEADERS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
The Growing Leaders Scholarship Program is an exciting new initiative to support existing and emerging leaders within WA's grain growing community to develop their leadership potential. The GGA, in partnership with the CBH Group, are facilitating opportunities for up to three individuals to access the highly esteemed Leadership WA Signature and Rising Leadership Programs.
Leadership WA’s programs are accessed by prominent businesses, corporations, government departments and not-for-profit entities across WA because they offer unique experiences that challenge individuals to understand their strengths and motivations, harness their resilience and explore how to make meaningful differences in their spheres of influence.
Applications are now open for the 2018 program intake with a submission deadline of Wednesday 31 July.
For more information contact Annabelle Bushell, T: 08 6180 5759, E: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUBSCRIBE NOW FOR THE TECHSPO NEWSLETTER!
Southern Dirt TECHSPO 2017 – DIRT, DATA and DROIDS, is only a few months away! If you want to stay up to date with all the latest news, you can now sign up for their monthly newsletter. It will give you all the latest news on the event, including conference updates and information on the sponsors, demonstrations, exhibitors and more!
For more information on the event contact Lisa Hannagan, T: 0403 204 660, E: email@example.com.
REGISTER TO HELP SHAPE GRAINS INVESTMENT IN WA
July and August will see the start of a new round of GRDC's Regional Cropping Solutions Network (RCSN) meetings throughout WA.
GRDC are interested in hearing from all levy payers and others with an interest in the activities and research that will make a difference to the profitability of growers in regional WA. If you would like to get your ideas across to GRDC, or would like to highlight an issue for your port zone, make sure you attend one of the upcoming RCSN open meetings.
For more information contact Julianne Hill, T: 0447 261607, E: firstname.lastname@example.org.
RECOVERY GRANTS FOR PRIMARY PRODUCERS IN WA
It has recently been announced that recovery grants are now available to help primary producers in Lake Grace, Ravensthorpe and Swan who were severely affected by flooding in January and February 2017. The assistance is being provided through the jointly-funded Commonwealth-State Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA).
More information contact T: 6551 4034 or 6551 4041.
JUNE 2017 SEASONAL OUTLOOK
DAFWA’s Statistical Seasonal Forecast (SSF) system is indicating below median rainfall for the majority of the South-West Land Division (which includes the Wheatbelt) for winter (June to August) and June to October 2017.
GRAINGROWERS PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR GROWER GROUPS
Applications are now open for the 2017-2018 GrainGrowers Partnership Opportunity. This initiative is aimed at farming systems groups and/or grower groups who are actively involved in research trials and extension and who have a strategic approach to their activities.
Click here more information and to download the application form. Applications close Friday 30 June.
COGGO RESEARCH FUND
The Council of Grain Grower Organisations Limited (COGGO) in WA has established a 'COGGO Research Fund' to invest in research, development and extension projects that address issues affecting the profitability of Western Australian grain producers. Projects can target any part of the WA grain supply chain a direct benefit to WA grain producers.
Applications are now open for funding innovative projects for project commencement from 1 January 2018. Click here for more information. Applications close Friday 30 June.
GRDC GROWER AND ADVISER DEVELOPMENT - STUDY TOURS
The GRDC is offering support for groups of growers and their advisers interested in travelling to gain new knowledge, learn new skills, build relationships or explore grain research investments.
Support is available within each GRDC region for groups seeking:
- Domestic study tours
- International Study tours
- Click here for more information. Applications for support are now open.
Grants of up to $10,000 are available for local governments and community service organisations to implement projects that focus on addressing the unique issues faced by women.
Funding of up to $5,000 is available for one-off activities or initiatives, with a duration of up to six months that contribute to the program's priority areas. Funding of up to $10,000 is available for longer term, strategic initiatives involving a range of partners that will contribute to creating sustainable or systemic change in the program's priority areas.
Click here for more information. Applications close Sunday 31 December.
FARMING TOGETHER PROGRAM
Applications are now open for the $14.9m national Farming Together program. This Federal Government initiative is a two-year campaign for primary producers and processors to collaborate and claim marketplace power.
Any Australian citizen who farms within the ATO-recognised guidelines can register to receive a free one-on-one consultation to discuss their opportunities and appetite to create a successful collaborative group. This could be either as a co-operative, as a collective bargaining entity or as a less-formal collaborative group. Existing groupings may also apply.
The most-promising groups will be offered assistance for product research and development. Areas that are covered include advice on marketing, capital-raising, packaging, logistics and exporting as well as non-ongoing consultancy appointments.
To register call 1800 00 55 55.