Next AICD Governance Workshop coming to Geraldton Zone in Feb 2016!

Stay tuned for more information on the next CBH supported AICD not-for-profit Governance Workshop to be delivered early next year.

The value of grower trips as an extension tool

Birchip Cropping Group’s Public Relations Officer, Justin Severin, presented a poster on the value of grower trips at the recent APEN Conference in Adelaide. The poster highlighted the following key points; Grower tours provide an important professional development opportunity for farmers Majority of learning comes from interaction and discussion between like-minded tour participants Practice change and…

MADFIG sets plans for the future

For the first time in its short history, the Merredin and Districts Farm Improvement Group (MADFIG) met to participate in a strategic planning workshop. The aim of the workshop was to develop a clear vision and establish a strategic plan to guide the group over the coming years. MADFIG will finalise the strategic plan in the…

APEN Conference Wrap Up + Project Leader receives Award

The 2015 APEN Conference, held in Adelaide, delved into all things extension, from practical research to the theory behind information sharing. The conference attracted attendees from across Australia and New Zealand, as well as parts of Asia and Europe, and although attendees had different home addresses and came from different agricultural industries, everyone’s roles in…

New Strategic Advisory Group has first meeting

The GGA recently held it’s 17th Strategic Advisory Group (SAG) meeting. This meeting was the first for five new appointments to the group, after a number of long standing members finished their terms earlier this year. New appointees to the SAG include GRDC representative Julia Easton, extension consultant Danielle England, CSIRO researcher Yvette Oliver, DAFWA representative David…

GGA launches ‘The Business of Grower Groups’ case studies handbook

Last week the GGA launched ‘The Business of Grower Groups’ case studies handbook. It was developed as part of a series of targeted interviews and submissions from grower growers in Western Australia, South Australia and Victoria, and provides a unique insight into how various broadacre grower groups in Australia are structured. The case studies explore how a wide…

Do it yourself Precision Agriculture

DIY Precision Agriculture, SEPWA’s introductory precision agriculture workshop, is coming up to its last year (2016) and they are getting close to reaching the required participant numbers, which means they won’t be doing as many WA road trips. Instead, SEPWA are looking to run more on demand courses – so if you want a course…