Central West Farming Systems
Farmers Advancing Research
Stubble retention across the farms of central western NSW has become common practice
Central West Farming Systems (CWFS) is an independent, not-for-profit, farmer driven organisation. We operate in an area covering 14 million hectares in the lower rainfall, mixed farming areas of Central West NSW (350-500mm rainfall). Formed in 1998, the group now boasts over 300 members made up primarily of farmers but also private and public sector advisers, researchers and agribusiness.
CWFS is based centrally at Condobolin but also operates 11 regional sites within a 250km radius of Condobolin. These regional sites are run by local member committees and set the direction for trial, demonstration and extension activities annually. These sites, together with our membership, provide an exceptionally strong distribution and engagement network. CWFS is run by an Executive of 14 members with input from major project partners and agribusinesses. Our primary goals are to increase information delivery to our members, farmers and the community, through our highly reputable publications, field days and workshops presented to farmers and industry advisors.