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Meet the Team Podcast: Research and Extension Officer Kate Finger

BCG Research and Extension Officer Kate Finger shares how her mother’s advice brought her to Birchip, her family’s tradition of making the Russian Latvian dish pierogi and the unexpected item Kate can’t go a day without! Kate also shares how she stays involved in her family’s Angus cattle stud in Mansfield, succession planning and how […]

Graduate Research Agronomist

Build your research skills with a dedicated and well regarded research team driving improved profitable outcomes for grain farmers in the Wimmera, Mallee and North central regions of Victoria. Agronomic Research and Development Not for Profit farmer led independent organisation Based in Birchip, VIC Salary Competitive salary with phone and multiple professional development opportunities   […]

Extension and Events Coordinator

With the continued growth in the sector, BCG are looking for a highly energised Extension and Events Coordinator to join their motivated and invested team to support the dissemination of high quality, independent information and research outcomes to farmers and advisors. BCG has industry recognised, innovative and modern communication and extension delivery capability and capacity […]

Senior Manager, Communications and Extension

BCG is a highly energised team, driving the prosperity of Australian farmers, communities and landscapes through applied research and innovation. This position has responsibility for leading the management and implementation of the organisation’s nationally recognised communication and extension objectives of delivering high quality information and experience outcomes for the farming and wider agricultural community. Desirable […]

Celebrating the positive start!

The feeling of the farming community is positive with one of the best starts to the season we have seen for a long time. With good late autumn rains received throughout much of the region, farmers have been able to sow the majority of their crops in a very timely window. The welcome rains, albeit […]

Farming through the lens of a satellite

Managing on-farm inputs has always been one of the keys to a successful farm business, and in recent times this has become even more pivotal with high prices for urea, chemical and even some seed. So, in a world where we more frequently question just exactly how much product we should be putting out, it […]

BCG’s 2022 Main Field Day sites announced

BCG’s Main Field Day sites for 2022 have been confirmed. BCG Research Manager James Murray said the two sites, just north of Nullawil, have been chosen to enhance the research undertaken by the organisation. “One is a lentil stubble on the corner of the Calder Highway and Burgins Road and is hosted by David and […]

John Ferrier BCG Chairman

Taking a break

Taking a break I’ve enjoyed some time away from the farm with family and friends over the month of January and I hope you did too (or have something planned for the near future). Taking a break from the farm, whether it’s to the beach, golf course, or favourite fishing spot, it’s so important! It […]

Jenna Allen BCG Drought Hub

“I’ve seen enough. The drought hub is a better way forward”

The Drought Hub’s North West Node Project Officer Jenna Allan said she has seen enough disastrous consequences of drought on farmers, the landscape and rural communities. Jenna believes there is a better way. “The drought hub is a fresh way forward. In the past, in times of drought, we’ve seen coverage on the news of […]

BCG Drought Hub

$2.5 million to support agricultural innovation

Agricultural innovation in Victoria has received a significant boost with the Commonwealth Government announcing $2.5 million of additional funding for the Victorian Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub, led by the University of Melbourne. The Victorian Hub, which is led by the University of Melbourne, is based at the University’s Dookie Campus in Northern Victoria and has five nodes throughout regional Victoria. […]

Frost damage BCG

Frosty conditions allow vital BCG frost work to advance

BCG’s Frost Trial has been a focus for BCG’s research team, with recent frosts allowing for data to be collected. The trial is looking at the economics of grazing, grain production and salvage hay production to paint a picture of the financial outcomes of different frost management decisions. BCG researcher Genevieve Clarke is leading the […]

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