Past Events

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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CWFS Hosts Australia’s Advocate for Soil Health Major General the Honourable Michael Jeffery on Region Tour

Central West Farming Systems recently hosted Major General the Honorable Michael Jeffery and his wife Marlena from the 20 to 22 June 2017 for a tour of the CWFS area. Major General Jeffery was the 24th Governor-General of Australia, serving from 2003 to 2008. As well as being active on many...
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CWFS Two Day Precision Ag Seminar

CWFS hosted a two day Precision Agriculture Seminar on 28 and 29 June 2017 at the Condobolin Agricultural Research and Advisory Station, showcasing new technologies available within the region for both precision livestock and cropping management. As well, attendees of the event were the first group of producers to observe...
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Drones in Australian Agriculture

When we think about all of the innovative technologies within the agricultural sector its hard to not think about drone technologies. The use of drones seems to be fitting well with all enterprise mixes as they provide real time surveillance. This live streaming video allows Australian farmers to be proactive...
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Healthy Soils and Pastures Workshop

 Over thirty people attended a Healthy Soils and Pastures workshop held at West Wyalong on May 15 2017. The event was organised by CWFS to encourage better knowledge of strategies to combat weeds in a farming system, reduce the reliance on agrochemicals and be more pro-active in monitoring and manipulating...
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CWFS AgMarketing Pilot Project

The marketing of agricultural commodities is an area where significant value can be extracted and risk mitigation exercised.  A lack of expertise and confidence in marketing often results in missed opportunities and unrealised potential. While there is an enormous amount of market information available and a proliferation of consultants, it is often difficult to know what is really driving the market and what impact this will have on the farming enterprise....
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