Farmer in Focus: Tyler Nelson

Can you give us some background of yourself and your farm? I farm with my wife Kate and parents Paul and Jerri. Jerri works off farm too and my grandparents live on farm and help where possible. I grew up around Boort and studied a Bachelor or Agricultural Science at The University of Melbourne after […]

BCG Chair’s Breakfast cancelled

The BCG Chair’s Breakfast, that was scheduled for next Thursday 12 August, has unfortunately been cancelled due to the current Victorian lockdown. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may cause but look forward to greeting you at another of our upcoming BCG events. If you have any queries regarding this cancellation, please contact the […]

Fodder research at Mitiamo

By James Taylor The Birchip Cropping Group has planted its presence in the North Central again this season. The Fodder for the Future project, a collaboration between BCG and Murray Dairy, is bringing applied research to the region thanks to a trial at BCG’s Mitiamo research site. Its objective is to address challenges around the […]

Farmer in Focus – Travis Mitchell

Can you give us a bit of background of yourself and your farm? I farm with my Dad, Rodney. My wife, Natalie, and I have two teenage sons Tom and Charlie. We farm between Woomelang and Sea Lake and have some land at Lascelles. The soil type is mainly rising loamy sand. I came back […]

Farmer in Focus – Kate Cowan, Sheep Hills

Can you give us a bit of background of yourself and your farm?I grew up on a mixed farming property at Laharum. I met my husband 15 years ago and started helping him on his grain property at Sheep Hills in the holidays and weekends. I studied a Bachelor of Education and taught at Warracknabeal […]

Sustainable soil discussion at Sea Lake

An enthusiastic group of agri-women met at The Juke Restaurant in Sea Lake on Wednesday the 9th of June to learn how to best support sustainable soils in the region. The event was part of the  Growth, Adoption, Productivity and Profit (GAPP) discussion group meetings and was supported by the Mallee Catchment Management Authority, and the Smart Farms -Small Grants stream through funding from the Australian Governments National Landcare Program.  Facilitated by BCG’s Kate Maddern […]

Three new research opportunities at BCG

Three BCG staff have received an exciting opportunity to pursue their own ideas for research thanks the generous support of the Hugh DT Williamson Foundation. Brooke Bennett, Genevieve Clarke and Kate Finger have each received a scholarship worth $30 000 to deliver a project of their own design and choosing based on the needs of […]

Engineering students visit Lubeck and Jil Jil

By Sebastian Costelloe BCG recently played host to 15 first year Masters students and staff from the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences at the University of Melbourne. The group, studying Engineering Management, travelled to Birchip on Friday 23 and Saturday 24 April as part of the AgTIDE Education and Training project. They were joined […]

Farmer in Focus – Edward Rickard, Curyo

Edward returned to the family cropping property at Curyo nearly 12 months ago. Prior to that, he has worked in Melbourne and London, travelled overseas and completed a Business degree from RMIT and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) qualification in Melbourne. Please tell us about your farming operation Dad (James), Mum (Patrice), my brother (Matthew) […]

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