Northern Agri Group


The Northern Agri Group was formed in 2003 to represent the farmers in Binnu, Ajana and Ogilvie. Since this time they have expanded to include Northampton. There are diverse interests within the group but sustainability and improving yield by whatever means available is important to the group, as well as farming to deal with changing climatic conditions. Accessing up-to-date and relevant information seems to be on the agenda.

Current Activities

  • Wednesday March 15th – NAG Autumn Update 2017
  • Wednesday March 22nd – NAG Ladies are holding a secondary education forum “It’s Your Choice: Secondary Education”
  • Wednesday August 16th – NAG Spring Field Day 2017

Past Activities and Accomplishments

  • The NAG Rural Achiever Award is sponsored by Emerald Grain and this year Mr Dick McCagh presented the 2016 award to Mrs Raylene Burns for her work in the community at the AGM in December
  • At the 2016 AGM Mrs Michelle Allen was made a life member of Northern Agri Group to recognise her work in setting up and growing NAG in its early years. She joins Mr Gordon Wilson, Mr Craig Simkin and Mr Damian Harris as Life Members of Northern Agri Group
  • In 2016 Mr Karl Suckling stepped down from the role of Chairman and Mr Ben Cripps has taken the Chairman’s role for 2017 with Mr Tom Powell Vice Chairman. The group sincerely thanks Karl for his contribution to NAG as Chairman over the past 2 years.
  • Last year our group held successful Autumn and Spring Field days, an Agrimaster training day, Sealed silo training, Thursday field walks on topical paddock issues and a dinner for our members to celebrate us and farming.


Gold Sponsors: Rabobank and Great Northern Rural Services

Silver sponsors: AGT Seeds, Grain Growers, C.B.H Group, Planfarm, Pioneer, Advanta, CSBP, McIntosh & Son, Geraldton Fuel Company, Bayer, Summit Fertilizers, Nuseed, Country Wide Insurance Brokers, Phil Gray Transport.

Bronze sponsors: Emerald Grain, Purcher International, AFGRI, AWB, Full Flag Agronomics, EBM Insurance.

Northern Agri Group

Binnu, Western Australia, Australia


Chair: Ben Cripps
M: 0427 772 755

Vice Chair: Tom Powell
M: 0419 361 017

Contact/Secretary: Raylene Burns
M: 0408 931 924
A: Post Office, Binnu, 6532

Number of Members

61 farm businesses

Shires Covered

Northampton shire, Chapman Valley shire