NEWS

Modifying machinery in Culgoa

A BCG machinery modification morning held in Culgoa on 28 February drew the interest of over 60 farmers from across the region. Held on the property of Des Witney, the day involved four local farmers showcasing their seeding set ups and providing some important information about their individual experiences of moving into a no-till sowing […]

Trials Review Day a huge success!

180 farmers from across the region attended the BCG Trials Review Day on Monday 17 February, in Birchip, hearing the latest research outcomes from 2007 BCG trials. A line up of top speakers including Ron Storey, David Cornish, Brooke White, Kate McCormick, James Jess, Peter McIntosh, Ben Jones, Rob Wheeler and Nigel McGuckian, presented some […]

The Impact of Highs and Lows- Critical Breaking Point?

‘Critical Breaking Point? Understanding the impact of drought on farming families in the Wimmera Mallee’ aims to gain a better understanding of how Australian producers and their families are responding to drought and other pressures. Based on in-depth interviews with farming families in the Wimmera Southern Mallee region of north-western Victoria, this research uses an […]

Fiona Best recognised for excellence

Fiona Best, BCG Extension Coordinator, has been awarded the 2007 APEN (Australia Pacific Extension Network) Young Professional Award for Excellence in Extension. The award, sponsored by RIRDC, recognises demonstrated excellence in extension through a work program completed within the last five years. Ms Best has demonstrated a high level of extension leadership and innovation in […]

Pioneer wins inaugural Harm van Rees Award

Allen Postlethwaite is the inaugural recipient of the BCG Harm van Rees Award for significant contribution to agriculture in the Wimmera Mallee region. “Allen has been a pioneer in developing and applying new technologies, conserving and managing natural resources and constantly striving to improve productivity and sustainability” said Alexandra Gartmann, CEO of BCG. Allen farms […]