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Central West Farming Systems (CWFS) is an independent, not-for-profit, farmer driven organisation.

Our area covers 14 million hectares in the lower rainfall (350-500mm annually), mixed farming regions of Central West NSW. CWFS formed in 1998 and now boasts over 300 members – made up primarily of farmers as well as private and public sector advisers, researchers and stakeholders.


Access our Research Compendiums; fact sheets, newsletters and Member Information Services; enjoy free or discounted entry to events; and member-only content on this site.

Trials and Projects

CWFS performs research driven trials, workshops, field days and extensions through a range of activities and partnerships to benefit growers, industry and our regional communities.


Listen to agricultural podcasts, explore our library of CWFS video resources and find other helpful and authoritative information and publications in our resources section. 

Drones in Agriculture

Designed by farmers for farmers in partnership with NSW Farmers and delivered by highly experienced drone operator and trainer Ben Watts, this course will teach you how to use drones to collect farm data.

NSW Farmers are looking at putting on a day’s funded training (ie. No cost to participants) at:

Condobolin on 2nd February

Tullamore/Tottenham on 3rd February

Dubbo on 4th February

If you would like to be a participant, you will need to complete the form in the “Book Now” button below as soon as possible as the funding application will need to be submitted by Tocal before 18th December.

For further information call Catriona McAuliffe: 0488 100 005

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