Past Events

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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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GRDC and Federal MP Mark Coulton Announce Infrastructure Grant for CWFS Research Innovation Hub

On Thursday 2 November 2017 CWFS hosted an event for an announcement by Dr Steve Jefferies, Managing Director of GRDC and Federal MP Mark Coulton, of a $380,000 infrastructure grant for the CWFS Research Innovation Hub (formerly known as LIRAC). The development of the CWFS Research Innovation Hub will provide...
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CWFS AgMarketing Meeting – 30 August 2017

The official launch of the CWFS AgMarketing Project was held on Wednesday, 30 August 2017 with 16 women from the Central West region of NSW attending a workshop at the Condobolin Ag Station.  The CWFS AgMarketing Project aims to upskill and improve knowledge of local producers and growers in the...
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