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. 

Latest News and Events

Photo Competition Time

If you have a photo that you think speaks Australian Agriculture, we would love to hear from you! CWFS is after all things agriculture to feature in our Christmas Newsletter.
To enter simply tag @Central West Farming Systems in your Facebook post or send us an email to cwfsmedia@gmail.com with your photo and a short caption. If your photo is chosen as a WINNER, you will receive:

• $100 CASH

Competition closes at 11.59pm AEST on Friday 25th November, 2022.

Welcome to all ages with up to 6 entries per person. 

Webinar – Sheep & Goat EID

Share your views on the future of sheep and goat livestock traceability in New South Wales with the NSW Industry Reference Group at a series of consultation webinars. For more information on dates and to register click below.

* CANCELLED *MLA Hard Seeded Legume Field Walk


Unfortunately this event has been CANCELLED due to local flooding and road closures.

CWFS Thank you for your support and look forward to hosting more events soon.

For more information – Diana 0427 897 530

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