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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...

GRDC Long Season Wheats Give Growers an Opportunity to Sow Early on Early Rains

Background Growers in central and southern NSW are interested in sowing wheat earlier than the traditional May sowing window. There are a number of drivers of this change. Advances in summer fallow management, which have led to improved soil water storage and sowing opportunitiesDeclining frequency and magnitude of traditional autumn breaks and winter rainfall but...

CWFS Organised Event to Celebrate Women’s Week 2020 a Huge Success

CWFS organised an event on Wednesday 4th March to celebrate Women’s Week 2020.  The event was held at the CWFS Fettell Centre Condobolin, Central West NSW and celebrated “Women of the West”. The celebration attracted 40 women to hear wonderful presenters speak about financial agency and security, health and wellbeing as well as encouraging involvement...

2019 Women and Youth in Agriculture Conference – ‘Resilience and Renewal’

The CWFS 2019 Women and Youth in Agriculture Conference – ‘Resilience and Renewal’ was held on Wednesday 27 March 2019 at the Condobolin Agricultural Research Station to a record crowd of 160 people.  With perfect autumn weather, the crowd enjoyed a marquee on the lawn of the Ag Station; with a high number of industry...

Rural Women’s Muster in Canberra 11-14 Feb 2018

CWFS Project Manager, Diana Fear, recently attended the National Rural Women’s Coalition Rural Women’s Muster in Canberra (11-14 Feb 2018) on the theme of Strengthening Community through women’s leadership. As one of 14 women chosen from over 100 candidates Australia-wide, Diana participated in leadership development over three intensive days.  Participants shared methods, tools and leadership...

CWFS Hosts IREC Irrigation Tour

It was great to host the Irrigation Research and Extension Committee (IREC) irrigation tour at our Research Innovation Hub (RIH) on 7 February 2018. It was the first stop on a comprehensive tour across NSW and up to Cubbie Station in Queensland. Students from Uruguay and Brazil were on the tour, along with many keen...

AgMarketing Tour in Orange

On Wednesday, 22 November 2017 a combined Condobolin and Forbes AgMarketing group visited Orange NSW for a site visit in order to better understand product ‘branding’ and how to increase the marketability of our commodities.  First on the day’s itinerary was morning tea at Fiona Schofield’s home where she talked to us about the highly...

Two More Successful AgMarketing Workshops

CWFS AgMarketing meetings 2 & 3 November 2017 Condobolin Another meeting of the Condobolin CWFS AgMarketing Project was held on Thursday, 2 November with rural women coming together to catch up and discuss the upcoming harvest over an informal lunch at the Railway Hotel, Condobolin.  This meeting provided a great opportunity for the group to...
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