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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   […]

BCG is expanding: apply now!

BCG needs more people to help deliver an ever-expanding program of research and extension activities for the grains and livestock industries and people living in our regional communities. If you are: professionally inquisitive and interested in grain growing, mixed farming systems and rural communities innovative and prepared to work in a dedicated, highly regarded team […]

BCG Main Field Day 14 September

The BCG Main Field Day is on Wednesday the 14th of September at Nullawil (on the corner of the Calder Highway and Burgins Road). The event offers growers and advisors the latest in local agronomic research including disease management, new varieties, new herbicide technology, nutrition and farming systems. In addition to hands-on access to the […]

Fodder and pulses discussed at BCG’s Mitiamo Crop Walk—Wednesday  17th Aug 

BCG’s Mitiamo Crop Walk is on Wednesday the 17th of August approximately three kilometres west of Mitiamo on the Bendigo-Pyramid Road. The day will run from 10am to 12.30pm and will conclude with a free barbeque.   BCG Senior Research Manager James Murray said the free event is an opportunity for local growers to see firsthand […]

BCG Industry Day next Wednesday at Nullawil 

BCG’s Industry Day is next Wednesday the 10th of August at Nullawil (Corner of Calder Highway and Burgins Road) from 10.30am – 12.30pm.  The day will deliver the latest on new products and research to agronomists and other industry representatives as well as provide a chance to catch up with a coffee out at BCG’s […]

Free precision agriculture training

BCG is hosting free GRDC SPAA Hands-On Precision Agriculture Training at Pyramid Hill (9 Aug), Longerenong (11 Aug) and Sea Lake (12 Aug) from 9am to 3pm. To gain hands-on experience with a range of PA technologies and learn how to use them to improve farm productivity and profitability, register now at bcg.org.au/events The free […]

CEO Fiona Best Rituals

The challenge of change requires courage

This year, BCG is celebrating 30 years of working for and on behalf of farm systems and businesses across the Wimmera and Mallee and now, through expansion, the North Central regions. This significant milestone has prompted us to dig into the archives and review some of the captured history. Examining some of the old newspaper […]

Farmer in Focus: Jack Durie

BCG recently caught up with Bunguluke farmer, Jack Durie, on his property Rivers Run, 10km east of Wycheproof. Jack, his partner Naomi and their growing family, manage 2500Ha of cropping country and a self-replacing flock of merino ewes. Mechanics apprenticeship and share farming Jack’s pathway into full-time farming saw him leave school at 17 to […]

Meet the Team Podcast: BCG CEO Fiona Best

“Say yes and then find out what it involves later. Don’t be scared to be a little bit vulnerable… ” BCG CEO Fiona Best shares some of the best advice she’s been given. Fiona also discusses how she deals with challenging situations, building strong relationships as well as why you will never see her in […]