2017 GGA Regional Meetings

The GGA Regional Meetings took place in four locations around WA during February and March. Despite it being an incredibly busy time (particularly with some ideal spraying conditions on the days of our meetings!) we carried out meetings in Merredin, Katanning, Ravensthorpe and Geraldton. The Regional Meetings are most importantly a space for grower groups…

Project Management Workshop For Grower Groups

Thursday 25 – Friday 26 May, Perth The GGA have identified a need for capacity building in the area of project management for grower groups. We are currently working on a tailored two-day course for grower group staff and committee members, which will cover topics such as managing project scope, time, risks, human resources and stakeholders….

Governance Training For Grower Groups Hits The Mark

The 2017 GGA/CBH Grower Group Governance Training was held at the Katanning Sheep Saleyards during March with participation from grower groups, community centres, agribusiness, farmers and NRM organisations. Now in it’s third year, the partnership between GGA and CBH has given grower and other community group committee, staff and members the opportunity to develop high…

GGA Project Management Workshop

The GGA will deliver a two-day Project Management workshop in Perth in 2017, and we are looking for your input to ensure we are meeting your needs. The workshop will draw from established content and experienced facilitators to deliver a valuable experience for members of the GGA network. Please complete a short survey here to…

GRDC Grains Research Updates

The 2017 GRDC Research Updates in Perth was again a hugely successful event held at the new Crown Towers facility and attracting over 600 delegates over the two day program. To view the full program and presenter papers, click here to go to the GIWA website, were you will also find links to all the…

Quantifying the Value of Grower Groups in WA

The Grower Group Alliance (GGA) has commissioned a study to determine the economic and social value of grower groups. The independent review will be undertaken by Agknowledge and will include grower groups, industry stakeholders, funders, sponsors, members and non-members. The aim of the study will be to determine where grower groups fit in a grower’s…

GGA Regional Meetings

The GGA will be hosting their 2017 Regional Meetings series during February/March in Merredin, Katanning, Lake King and Geraldton. These meetings are a great way to connect grower groups and other industry stakeholders in each region to discuss regionally specific as well as general issues affecting grower groups. This year our focus will be on…

Welcome to New GGA Team Members

The Grower Group Alliance (GGA) begins 2017 with the appointment of Annabelle Bushell into the newly created role of Executive Officer. Working alongside Sarah Houston who has stepped into the GGA Project Leader role, Annabelle will be a key driver in securing a sustainable future for the GGA by 2019 while continuing the effective and…

GGA Year in Review: 2016

2016 has been a big year for the GGA project, with some changes taking place and a number of key activities delivering real benefit to grower groups in WA. In January the project welcomed new Project Officer, Sarah Houston, and in August we said farewell to long-standing Chair Clancy Michael. Kelly Pearce was nominated as incoming…

Royalties for Regions Ag Science R&D Grower Group Grants Open

DAFWA is pleased to advise two grant schemes which aim to grow WA’s agrifood sector are now open for applications. The grants form part of the Agriculture Sciences R&D Fund, managed by the Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia, with Royalties for Regions investment. The two grant schemes are listed below: Grower Groups R&D Grants…