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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 &...

GRDC Northern Pulse Check

Background An increase in the tools, knowledge and confidence of growers and advisors across the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Northern Region to optimise pulse crop yields is the aim of a new GRDC funded project titled ‘Pulse Check – local extension and communication for profitable pulse production in South East NSW’. FarmLink is...

Smarter Irrigation For Profit Phase 2 (SIP2)

Project Duration: 2019-2022 Background: SIP2 addresses the challenge of reduced water availability by improving the water productivity of Australian cropping and pasture irrigators. It will do this by developing new precision irrigation technologies, improving existing technologies and facilitating faster uptake through producer led demonstration sites.Smarter Irrigation for Profit Phase 1 found participating Australian by adopting...

GRDC Improving Grower Profits Through Longer Season Wheat Crops Virtual Field Day

Take a “Virtual” walk through the GRDC Improving Grower Profits Through Longer Season Wheat Crops Field Day, hosted by CWFS. This year the trial is located at Lake Cargelligo looking at twelve varieties and three sowing dates. Please note: this video is over 14 minutes long.

Mentor partnership builds skills – NFF ‘Diversity in Leadership Mentoring Program’

A national mentoring program to increase the number of women in agricultural leadership positions pairs 12 aspiring women leaders with experienced mentors for six months to help them build their skills and confidence. Now in its third year, the Diversity in Agriculture Leadership Mentoring Program developed and delivered by the National Farmers Federation (NFF) is...

Mark Coulton MP, Visits The Fettell Centre

The Hon Mark Coulton MP, Member for Parkes, visited The Fettell Centre on Tuesday 30 June 2020. Mr Coulton first visited this site in 2017 to turn the first sod signifying the start of the building work. He was delighted to now see the completed facility and looks forward to keeping abreast of CWFS’ activities at this...

Regional Development Australia Central West visit to CWFS and The Fettell Centre

Regional Development Australia Central West (RDA CW) visited Condobolin on 13 August 2020 to hold its 51st Board meeting at the NSW DPI Ag Station. CWFS CEO, Diana Fear, is a member of the Board and believes that encouraging strong regional economies through business development, tourism and educational initiatives is vital to sustain communities in...
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