North East Farming Futures

Description

North East Farming Futures Group Inc (NEFF) is an overarching grower group board based in the Northern Agricultural Region of WA. The twelve (12) member board consists four (4) specialists and two (2) representatives from the following four (4) grower groups: Yuna Farm Improvement Group, Mullewa Dryland Farming Initiative, Morawa Farm Improvement Group and Perenjori Farming Forward. Collectively there are 311 farm business members, covering 4 shires and 1.6 million hectares. NEFF members grow: wheat, canola, lupins, barley, oats, field peas and sheep which is fully traceable from farm to consumer. Our mission is: ‘to enable farm businesses and grower groups in the NEAR to become more adaptive and profitable through more informed decision making and innovation’.

Current Activities

Working collaboratively with the following organisations to bring these capacity building workshops to our NEFF Members
  • Partners in Grains (PinG) Employment Workshops:
    – Being a Better Boss – Managing People
    – Being a Better Boss – Employment Obligations for Farm Businesses
  • Partners in Grains (PinG) Technology Workshops:
    – PinG – Technology, Tablets and Tips
  • GRDC  –  Precision Agriculture (PA) Workshops
  • GRDC  –  Soil Biology “Think Tank” Workshops
  • NVT Trials  –  Yuna, Mullewa, Morawa

Monthly e-Newsletter

Past Activities and Accomplishments

  • Strong research collaborations with GRDC, DAFWA, CSIRO and DAFF.
  • Successful implementation of GRDC, DAFF, NACC and RBDC projects which improve on farm productivity and maintain grower profitability.
  • Strong partnerships with capacity building organisations like Partners in Grain (PinG).

Sponsors

City of Greater Geraldton – Mullewa
Morawa Shire
Perenjori Shire

North East Farming Futures

Mingenew, Western Australia, Australia

Committee

Chair: Phil Logue
M: 0428 353 971

Contact: Penny Walker
M: 0428 847 735
E: admin@neffgroup.com.au

Number of Members

311 farm businesses

Shires Covered

Chapman Valley, Mullewa, Morawa, Perenjori, City of Greater Geraldton