Facey Group

Description

The Facey Group formed in 2001 and is an innovative, highly motivated, organised and well-resourced grower group with a strong focus on our local region. The group works with the aim of bringing the community together to work towards achieving economic, social and environmental sustainability for the region. It is a forum for people in the district to discuss and question current farming systems and how we can improve them, and to explore and trial new systems and methods.

Current Activities

  • Australian Livestock Spatial Innovation Program (ALSIP)
  • WALRC Secretariat
  • Lamb Survival Initiative
  • MLA Pastures
  • COGGO Lime Incorporation
  • Frost Research
  • Non wetting
  • Herbicide trials/demos
  • Varieties
  • Management strategies
  • Nutrition
  • Farmer scale demos and small trial plot work
  • Project management
  • Event coordination
  • Extension

 

Past Activities and Accomplishments

  • Grain and Graze 2
  • Grain and Graze 3 – Administration
  • Long Term Rotation Trial
  • Secure funding for on-ground works and training
  • Developed relationships with the shire as well as researchers, sponsors and key groups in agricultural industry to work towards achieving economic, social and environmental sustainability for the region
  • Facey Group is well recognised throughout the state as a core member of the GGA network of grower groups

Sponsors

Major sponsors: Rabobank
Shire of Wickepin
Summit Fertilisers

Valued sponsors: Agrimaster, AGT, Bunge, CBH Group, CSBP, Emerald Grain, Ewen Rural Supplies, Farmanco, Farm Weekly, Pacific Seeds, Wickepin Rural Services, Tincurrin Rural Services

Facey Group

Wickepin, Western Australia, Australia

Committee

Chair: Shaun Wittwer
Ph: 9883 6228
M: 0428 887 869
E: shwittwer@gmail.com

Secretary:
E: admin@faceygroup.org.au

Contact/EO: Sarah Hyde
T: 9888 1223
F: 9888 1295
M: 0428 882 828    
E:  eo@faceygroup.org.au
A: PO Box 129, Wickepin 6370

Number of Members

82 Farming Business & 8 Industry Businesses (287 Individuals)

Shires Covered

Wickepin, Pingelly, Williams, Wandering, Kulin, Narrogin, Corrigin, Wagin, Cuballing, Dumbleyung, Popanyinning