East Wagin TopCrop Group joins the GGA

The East Wagin Top Crop Group is made up of a group of growers that get together on a semi-formal basis to discuss current issues and look at ways to solve these through shared learning and experiences. The group is interested in looking at any new innovations/varieties/techniques that may help their farm businesses or interacting with other…

GGA takes on OFT project coordination in WA

The GGA has recently signed a contract with Federation University’s Centre for eResearch and Digital Innovation (CeRDI) to undertake the coordination of the GRDC funded Online Farm Trials (OFT) project in WA. The project aims to provide grower groups and key industry stakeholders with a central platform to upload and access a wide range of trial data from across Australia. GGA’s role…

Ag Excellence Alliance ‘Future Needs and Funding for Grower Groups’ Workshop

Rebecca recently attended a workshop in Adelaide that brought together grower groups nationally to talk about future funding and opportunities for collaboration. Eight funding organisations, with an SA focus, presented on how they value grower groups for getting their messages on ground and what their future funding opportunities were. All funders told of the importance…

Royalties for Regions: Ag Sciences Research & Development Fund Announced

The State Government recently announced a $22.1 million Agricultural Sciences Research and Development Fund, which will boost export opportunities for Western Australian agriculture and food products. Through the fund, $17.4 million will be allocated through two rounds of grants ($20,000 – $500,000) to incorporated grower groups for research and development across the supply chain to accelerate the adoption…