Stirling to Coast Farmers

Description

Stirlings to Coast Farmers (SCF) was formed in early 2009 and covers an area from Frankland in the west to Wellstead in the east, and south of the Stirling Ranges. The majority of the 180 members are from broad acre, mixed farming enterprises.

The SCF Strategic Plan was reviewed in 2016 with the aim to develop the capacity of the group and widen the range of benefits for SCF members. The core business of SCF remains to deliver credible, relevant research and information to members. Members have developed good relationships with researchers from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) Albany office and work with DPIRD on several projects. SCF currently employs several staff, including a Chief Executive officer, R&D Coordinator, R&D Consultant, Communications Officer, Project Officers, Finance Officer and an Office Manager.

SCF holds several events each year, including a spring field day, crop updates, livestock event, machinery demonstrations, field walks and half day workshops on relevant issues as required.

Current Activities

  • Grain/sheep Co-operative feasibility projects
  • Dual purpose wheat project
  • Noodle wheat project
  • MLA Producer demonstration sites – eID tags
  • Nil disturbance trial
  • Deep ripping and amelioration trials
  • eConnect workshops
  • Snails and slugs control method trials 

 

Past Activities and Accomplishments

  • Steadily increasing membership and activity since formation in 2009.
  • Successful lobbying of local and state Govt in support of GM crops.
  • Successful delivery of extensive field trials, research updates, field days, workshops, paddock walks and other events across the region
  • Securing GRDC, R4R, MLA and other funding for grower driven projects
  • Establishing good relationships with researchers – DAFWA and private
  • Opportunities for growers to get together and share information/support each other
  • Established SCF Board in 2016, with four staff, including a fulltime Executive Officer Sub committees – R&D, Finance, Commodities, Events West and Events East groups

Sponsors

  • Steadily increasing membership and activity since formation in 2009.
  • Successful lobbying of local and state Govt in support of GM crops.
  • Successful delivery of extensive field trials, research updates, field days, workshops, paddock walks and other events across the region
  • Securing GRDC, R4R, MLA and other funding for grower driven projects
  • Establishing good relationships with researchers – DPIRD and private
  • Opportunities for growers to get together and share information/support each other
  • Established SCF Board in 2016, with four staff, including a fulltime Executive Officer
  • Sub committees – R&D, Finance and Governance, Commodities, West and East groups

Stirling to Coast Farmers

LOT 4641 Woogenellup Road, Woogenellup WA 6324, Australia

Committee

Group Contact: Christine Kershaw
T: 9842 6653
M: 0429 236 729
E: ceo@scfarmers.org.au

Chair: Derek Curwen
T:  6854 3012
M: 0428 543 012
E: kimderek2@gmail.com

Number of Members

80 farming businesses

Shires Covered

Plantagenet, Albany, Cranbrook, Denmark