Tomorrow Farmer postponed to 20th of August

BCG’s communication event Tomorrow Farmer has been postponed from Wednesday the 16th of June to Friday the 20th of August due to covid-restrictions. Tomorrow Architect’s Tom Bell, who will be facilitating the interactive event, lives on the Mornington Peninsula and therefore falls into Melbourne’s current covid-restrictions. BCG CEO Fiona Best said that while it was […]

A steady start

The year so far and the growing season rainfall has been slow and steady as we wait for a general, widespread rain to give growers more confidence in the rest of the season. Recent smaller rainfall events and the forecasts for future events later in the week, will benefit the crops that have been sown […]

BCG proud to be a member of EWHS’s Meals of Wheels service

BCG CEO Fiona Best said: “Meals on Wheels plays a crucial role in supporting the health and wellbeing of Australians every year. As a farmer driven, not-for-profit organisation with a mission to bolster our communities, we see a natural fit with our local Meals and Wheels program.” BCG delivers Meals on Wheels fortnightly as part […]

CSIRO’s Director of Agriculture and Food to visit Birchip Cropping Group

CSIRO’s Director of Agriculture and Food is guest speaker at BCG’s 2021 Chair’s Breakfast on Thursday 12 August in Birchip.   Dr Michiel van Lookeren Campagne, will address the audience regarding the CSIRO’s vision to solve Australia’s greatest challenges through innovative science and technology and how it applies to growers in the Wimmera, Mallee and North Central regions of Victoria.   “In Australian agriculture, the CSIRO has played an important role in developing farming practices and grains research. […]

Angela Liston celebrates 20 years of service

Angela Liston’s 20 years of service to BCG was celebrated recently by the team. BCG CEO Fiona Best said Angela has played a significant role in the organisation since commencing work in May 2001. “Angela is our office manager and is an integral part of the BCG team,” Ms Best said. “Her corporate knowledge, efficiency […]

COVIDSafe Event Checklist for the BCG Tomorrow Farmer event on 16/6/2021.

BCG has registered the Tomorrow Farmer event with the Department of Jobs Precincts and Regions (DJPR). The event has been determined as a Tier 3 event and as such does not require formal DJPR approval. However a copy of the COVIDSafe Event Checklist, below, is required to be published on our website. For any further […]

Free Hands-On PA Training

BCG has started planning for a second round of Hands-On PA Training workshops to be run across the Wimmera Southern Mallee in late August. The free workshops, funded by the GRDC, will provide attendees with hands-on experience with a range of PA technologies and how they can be used to improve the productivity and profitability […]

29 June to 1 July 2021 – Building the Foundations of Drought Resilience Forum

The Future Drought Fund’s first annual Science to Practice Innovation Forum is taking place from June 29 to July 1, 2021. Each day sessions will begin 10AM AEST, 09:30AM ACST and 8AM AWST. This event will connect researchers, farmers, agribusinesses, and communities who are committed to making Australia more drought resilient. Engage with best-practice experts, researchers, government […]

Soil scientists to discuss sustainable soils at Sea Lake

Good soil stewardship is a key focus for BCG and BCG members, particularly soil nutrition and fertility. In line with this focus, BCG is hosting a free AgriWomen GAPP (growth, adoption, productivity and profit) Group Sustainable Soils Workshop at The Juke Restaurant at Sea Lake on Wednesday the 9th of June at 10am (covid restrictions […]