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Sam Kekovich in Condobolin

On Wednesday, 30 March Central West Farming Systems hosted a Community Evening at the Condobolin Sports Club where locals had the chance to meet Australian media personality, sports commentator and Australian ‘Lambassador”, Sam Kekovich. An event that had many date changes due to COVID -19 was able to happen at last. Sam was very excited...

FutureSOILS Trundle farmer site 2020

Future proofing the soils of southern and central NSW from acidification and soil organic carbon decline Author and organisation: Helen McMillan CWFS, Jason Condon and Helen Burns NSW DPI. Introduction Producer and advisor surveys indicate that current approaches to managing soil acidity are based on research and guidelines from the 1990s, and were therefore developed...

2022 CWFS Community Evening with special guest Sam Kekovich

Come and hear about CWFS’ exciting suite of projects and meet Australian “Lambassador” Sam Kekovich. Register Now For more information contact: Diana Fear 0427 897 530

Alternative pasture legumes in NSW Central West – 2021 Webinar

PDS project code: L.PDS.2102 The CWFS MLA Producer Demonstration Site (PDS) ‘Alternative pasture legumes in NSW Central West’ is in its first year. It aims to increase knowledge and adoption of alternative annual forage legume options available to livestock producers in the low rainfall zone (LRZ) of Central West NSW that have not traditionally been...

Alternative pasture legumes in NSW Central West – 2021 Report

The CWFS Producer Demonstration Site (PDS) ‘Alternative pasture legumes in NSW Central West’ is in its first year.

Southern NSW Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub

Connected and Adaptable People and Places In a major step forward the Southern NSW Drought Resilience and Innovation Hub Board met in early November to set strategy and approve the Hub’s 3-year operational plan. Meeting face to face for the first time, at Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, the Southern NSW Innovation Hub’s Board considered...

Soil CRC Hosts Inaugural Meeting of Parliamentary Friends of Soil

Linda Burney MP, Michael McCormack MP and Michael Crawford The Parliamentary Friends of Soil breakfast, held in Canberra on 3 December, brought together farmers, scientists, industry representatives, policy makers and politicians to celebrate World Soil Day and put a spotlight on the health and maintenance of Australia’s soils. CWFS CEO Diana Fear attended the breakfast...

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...

CWFS Catch Up with NFF

Whilst in Canberra attending the Parliamentary Friends of Soil Breakfast at Old Parliament House on Thursday, 3 December 2020, I took the opportunity to catch up with Laureta Wallace, General Manager – Media and Communications at National Farmers Federation (NFF).  Laureta has been instrumental in rolling out the excellent NFF Diversity in Agriculture Leadership Program...

CWFS Launches New FRRR Project with Jo Palmer

On Wednesday, 2 December CWFS launched its new FRRR funded project ‘Tapping a Natural Resource – A Rural and Regional ‘Remote’ Workforce’ at the Fettell Centre, Condobolin.  This project will provide a highly developed educational and networking program to upskill, activate and engage underemployed people to remotely work in Central West NSW increasing professional &...
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