News and Events

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...
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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)...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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A morning with Jo Palmer

CWFS ‘Tapping a Natural Resource – A Rural and Regional ‘Remote’ Workforce’ CWFS is working with Jo Palmer, founder of Pointer Remote, to rollout a comprehensive training program in 2021 to increase skills, confidence & networks to work remotely. Learn more on: Wednesday 2 December 202010:00 AM to 12:00 PMThe...
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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...
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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...
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Cool Soil Initiative

Partnership expands to support farmer-led investigation of GHG emissions Project Duration: 2020-2021 Where it began In 2018 Riverine Plains and Central West Farming Systems partnered with Mars Petcare to develop an industry program, labelled the Australian Cool Farm Initiative, to quantify greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from wheat production, and to...
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