Advisory Committee

BCG has two Advisory Committee groups based in the Mallee and Wimmera regions. These groups help to ensure that BCG remains farmer-driven. The purpose of the regional advisory committees is to represent the BCG membership by providing input into the trials and extension carried out each year.

The committee provides valuable feedback to ensure trials, events and communications are relevant and timely by communicating their in-paddock issues, farm management challenges and potential research questions that have arisen throughout the season. This information guides BCG when setting research priorities and selecting topics and speakers for major events. The advisory committees meet twice a year, usually in February and October.

Mallee members

Alistair Murdoch (Kooloonong)

Andy Barber (Birchip)

Andy Ryan (Chinkapook)

Ben Merritt (Ultima)

Brian Barry (Manangatang)

Bruce Adrians (Landmark Birchip)

Cameron Warne (Culgoa)

Caroline Welsh (Berriwillock)

Craig Kennedy (Quambatook)

Geoff and Bronwyn Hunt (Quambatook)

Grant Alday (Sea Lake)

Ian McClelland (Birchip)

John Ferrier (Birchip)

John Renney (Berriwillock)

Kent Wooding (Agrivision Swan Hill)

Lachlan Barber (Birchip)

Linc Lehmann (Birchip)

Luke Maher (Agrivision Quambatook)

Matt Bissett (Agrivision Hopetoun)

Mick McClelland (Sea Lake)

Scott Worner (Quambatook)

Shane Edelston (Hopetoun)

Simon Craig (Kooloonong)

Travis Mitchell (Woomelang)

Tyler Nelson (Boort)

Wimmera Members

Alan Bennett (Nhill)

Alwyn Dyer (Kaniva)

Anthony Patton (St Arnaud)

Brad Jackson (Tylers Rupanyup)

Brad Martin (Brim)

Brett Wheaton (Nhill)

Cam Penny (Warracknabeal)

Carl Sudoltz (Natimuk)

Chris Delahunty (Murtoa)

David Jochinke (Murra Warra)

George Hepburn (Tylers Rupanyup)

Grant Hollaway (DEDJTR Horsham)

Hugh Keam (Brim)

Ian Ruwoldt (Murtoa)

Ian Taylor (Lubeck)

Jonothan Dyer (Kaniva)

Peter Taylor (Rupanyup)

Rob Launder (PB Seeds)

Rodney Pohlner (Nhill)

Sam Eastwood (West Wimmera)

Simon Severin (Agritech Horsham)

Tim Rethus (Horsham)

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