2017-2018 GRAINGROWERS PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITY
GrainGrowers' Partnership Opportunity 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.
Twenty six grain farming systems groups will receive funding under the 2017/2018 Partnership Opportunity.
For many years GrainGrowers has been a strong supporter of Farming Systems Groups which focus on exploring ways to enhance the profitability, sustainability and efficiency of the grower members in their regions.
Our support is for grower-driven groups rolling out on the ground local research and trial work including farm crop trials, new digital technology applications, crop walks, field days, conferences to share research findings, and machinery trials.
Farming systems groups are every year producing some amazing results in research trials and extension across the diverse grain growing regions across Australia. Most importantly, these groups are led by farmers and for farmers.
These groups provide practical solutions to agronomic and farm management problems experienced by growers on-farm in producing Australia’s national grain crop.
GrainGrowers is proud to have the opportunity to assist these groups to meet their goals in accordance with our vision to develop and promote a more efficient, sustainable and profitable grains industry for all Australian grain farmers.
Supporting farming systems groups is an important part of achieving our vision and we welcome the chance to be involved.
GrainGrowers is proud to assist the following farming systems groups in 2017/2018:
1. Corrigin Farm Improvement Group - Corrigin WA 6375
2. Far East Ag Research Group, Moorine Rock, WA
3. Moora-Miling Pasture Improvement Group, Moora, WA
4. Ravensthorpe Agriculture Initiative Network, Ravensthorpe WA
5. South East Premium Wheat Growers Association, Esperance, WA
6. West Midlands Group, Dandaragan, WA
7. Liebe Group, Dalwallinu, WA
8. Northern Agri Group, Geraldton WA
9. Hart Field Site Group, Clare, SA
10. Lowbank & Districts Ag Bureau, Lowbank, SA
11. Buckleboo Farm Improvement Group, Buckleboo, SA
12. Mid North High Rainfall Zone, Riverton, SA
13. Northern Sustainable Soils, Northern Yorke Peninsula, SA
14. SANTFA, Berri, SA
15. Upper North Farming Systems, Jamestown, SA
16. YP Alkaline Soils Group
17. MacKillop Farm Management Group, Keith, SA
18. Birchip Cropping Group, Birchip, Victoria
19. Mallee Sustainable Farming, Irymple, Vic.
20. Southern Farming Systems, Inverleigh, Vic.
21. Southern Australia Durum Growers Association
New South Wales
22. Central West Farming Systems, Condoblin, NSW
23. FarmLink Research Limited, Temora, NSW
24. Riverine Plains, Mulwala, NSW
25. AgTeCH18: Build it, Use it, Profit at Mungindi, 21 March 2018 https://twitter.com/AgTeCH18
26. In addition, GrainGrowers will continue to sponsor Stirlings to Coast Farmers (http://scfarmers.org.au), Albany WA, under an existing agreement.