Ravensthorpe Agricultural Initiative Network


The Ravensthorpe Agricultural Initiative Network (RAIN) was established in 2001 by farmers with the purpose of promoting responsible natural resource management and best practise farming in the Ravensthorpe district. RAIN acts as an umbrella group to a network of catchment, grower and community groups, providing support in a wide range of natural resource management activities.

Current Activities

  • Assistance with NRM-related activities
  • Mouse monitoring
  • Extension activities
  • Break crop trials
  • Soil health and precision agriculture projects
  • Various trial work across the shire, including pastures
  • Variety trials with SEPWA

Past Activities and Accomplishments

  • Formed in 2001
  • Numerous successful events including field days, crop updates and lunch & learns
  • Support the Jerdacuttup Top Crop & Pasture Group and Lakes Grower Group



Ravensthorpe Agricultural Initiative Network

Ravensthorpe, Western Australia, Australia


Chair: Peter Kuiper
T: 9835 7043
M: 0428 357 043
E: tamarapete@bigpond.com.au

Vice Chair: Ricky Carpenter
T: 0428 544 970
E: rick@k7m.com.au

Secretary: Jodi Duncan
T: 0427 326 876
E: jodi@urara.com.au

Contact: Elisa Spengler
T: 9838 1018
M: 0417 174 299
E: rainoffice@westnet.com.au
A: PO Box 292, Ravensthorpe WA 6346

Number of Members


Shires Covered

Shire of Ravensthorpe