Spring is not far away which means a welcome return to our flagship event, the BCG Main Field Day on Wednesday 14 September.
This year, the event focuses on reinvigoration and looking to the future for what gains can be made to support our farm businesses and communities. Over 50 trials will be on display for you to inspect.
It is my 50th year farming and BCG’s 30th anniversary. So for much my farming life, BCG has played a significant role in providing valuable local research, the basis for stimulating thought provoking discussion and an invaluable circle of friends, colleagues and experts to benefit and enrich my farming career.
I am still as passionate about agriculture and farming today as I was my first year. Back then, the crop was sown with a 70hp tractor and a 24-inch row combine. Harvest was completed with a 12ft comb front and Case A84 Header. Today agricultural machines are more efficient and packed with more technology than ever before. Our farming decisions are made by applying local research results with the aim of advancing a sustainable and profitable farming system.
No two years are ever the same
No two years are ever the same in farming or at BCG. Our organisation is always evolving, just like farms. We undertake a broad range of research and offer numerous events to cater for the ongoing changes and opportunities within our industry.
BCG’s Climate Courage event is a case in point. Over 100 young farmers and professionals will travel from across the region to network and to hear from Dr Anika Molesworth. It is pleasing to see the next generation coming together to learn and discuss the future of our industry.
BCG is not the only group providing value to growers at the grass-roots level. Last week I attended Riverine Plains’ Farming Expo/ Innovation conference, a like-minded group to BCG, who are committed to delivering the latest technological information to farmers, consultants and the wider agricultural community. It was certainly a pleasure to look, listen and learn as well as re-connect with many people in the agricultural space post Covid.
I look forward to welcoming you all to BCG’s 30th Main Field Day on our farm on the 14th of September.
Free entry for BCG Members to the BCG Main Field Day, north of Nullawil on the corner of the Calder Highway and Burgins Road. For more information visit www.bcg.org.au Also: https://www.bcg.org.au/bcg-main-field-day-14-sept/