New Grower Group Case Studies Showcase Supply Chain Linkages

The GGA has recently developed two grower group case studies which give examples of how groups can look beyond on-farm productivity to create new partnerships throughout the supply chain. The studies aim to give an overview of the projects and initiatives as well as some of the challenges, opportunities and key learnings from their experiences.  Click…

Collaboration in Action: Grower Groups Address Southern Ag Snail and Slug Issue

In June this year, seven grower groups across the Great Southern Agricultural region decided to collaborate to address snail and slug problems on farm. Led by Stirlings to Coast Farmers group, the Snails and Slugs Taskforce have hit the ground running with new funding from GRDC, COGGO and Royalties for Regions R&D Fund to develop…

Birchip Cropping Group Filling the GAPP

Photo credit: Linda Walters, Birchip Cropping Group In a joint project between Birchip Cropping Group (BCG) and the Victorian State Government, the growth, adoption, production and profit (GAPP) initiative is bringing young farmers together to discuss business and agronomic management issues with the goal of increasing productivity and profitability through the adoption of new technologies…

Yuna Community Crop Emerges as New Kind of Fundraising

The Yuna P&C recently undertook a new kind of fundraising – counting canola emergence over 32 trial sites planted on the Yuna Farm Improvement Group (YFIG) community crop. The trial was funded by NEFF and COGGO, and is being run by YFIG. For the majority of the day there were 11 women and three children counting…

Celebrating 35 Years of Farm Improvement at Corrigin

In 2016, Corrigin Farm Improvement Group (CFIG) are celebrating the impressive milestone of 35 years as a grower group! CFIG is a community based not-for-profit grower group located in Corrigin, servicing a wide region of the central and southern Wheatbelt. Areas covered by CFIG include the Shires of Corrigin, Kulin, Kondinin, Bruce Rock, Narembeen and Quairading. CFIG pride themselves…

GGA Chair Position: Calling for Expressions of Interest!

The GGA are currently seeking expressions of interest for the vacant role of Chair for the GGA Strategic Advisory Group. The Strategic Advisory Group provides direction, advice and feedback on the activities of the GGA project. To apply for this position, please submit an expression of interest that includes a short CV, and a statement…

Annual Forum Wrap: Collaboration the Key to Success

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2016 Grower Group Alliance Annual Forum on 19 August. The day was a great success with participation from 105 people from across a range of grower groups, research institutions, government, agribusiness and other agricultural and not-for-profit sectors. Held at the Rendezvous Hotel in Scarborough, the 2016 event saw both…

Position Vacant: Short-Term Executive Officer Role

West Midlands Group (WMG) are currently seeking a replacement Executive Officer for a period of six months. The appointee will be responsible for managing the group’s governance, finances, employees and contractors, corporate and industry partnerships and delivering value to WMG membership. The EO will oversee the organisation’s administration, current projects, liaise with corporate sponsors and…