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

MLA Hard Seeded Legume Field Walk

Wednesday 12 October 10.30am

Join Dr Belinda Hackney from 10.30am at the MLA demonstration site to discuss alternate legume pastures & inspect a lancer wheat rotation site. Talk to producer host, Paul Sinderberry & hear from Wendy Gill on nutritional benefits of hard seeded legumes for livestock.

Register today – Bookings essential!

For more information : Diana Fear, 0427 897 530.

Southern NSW Innovation Hub Node Launch & CWFS Field Walk – 1 September 2022

Southern NSW Innovation Hub (SNSW Hub) official launch sharing the background of the Hub and CWFS Field Walk will follow. This will be the first time we have hosted a field walk since 2019 and we are excited to welcome new and existing members to The Fettell Centre on 1 September.

From 9.30am learn about SNSW Hub involvement in the community with the launch of the local node. Kicking off the field walk local agronomist Chris Baker will be exploring how the strategy of N Banking can tackle the uncertain N supply and yield gap problem.

Followed by soil scientist, Dr Cassie Schefe to discuss the Cool Soil Initiative (CSI) project and carbon emissions for the Central West.

Information & RSVP: Diana Fear, 0427 897 530.

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