Lakes Grower Group


The Lakes Grower Group is a sub-group to the Ravensthorpe Agricultural Initiative Network (RAIN). The Lakes Grower Group strives to farm sustainably in their low rainfall areas. The group is interested in soil health, improving crop performance in a drying climate, product performance, Grain Marketing and Soil Mapping.

Current Activities

  • Variety trials with SEPWA
  • Pasture manipulation
  • Grazing crops
  • Rotations trial
  • Herbicide and resistance trials

Past Activities and Accomplishments

  • Since their 2012 inception the Lakes Grower Group have established many trials of great value to the local farming community.
  • Events coordinated by the group include; Lake King Crop Updates, Lake King Winter Walk and the Lake King Spring Field Day on an annual basis.
  • Also coordinate numerous Personal Development Days ie. Grain Marketing, Soil Mapping etc.

Lakes Grower Group

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Chair: Dennis Gittos
M: 042 955 5021

Vice Chair: Aaron Strother
M: 040 908 2575

Trials Coordinator: Ross Dunkeld
M: 042 8105 059

Contact/Secretary: Elisa Spengler
T: 08 9838 1018
F: 08 9838 1635
M: 0417 174 299
A: PO Box 292, Ravensthorpe, WA, 6346


Number of Members


Shires Covered

Lake King, Holt Rock, Mt Madden & Varley