Paddock Perspective | Michael Hunt - Cannawigara, SA
I hail from the centre of the universe - Cannawigara, South Australia. Our cropping area covers about 1400 hectares. The majority of our crops are winter varieties, including wheat, faba beans, barley, canola, oats, and lentils. Occasionally, we like to experiment with something a little different, like Chinese cabbage or coriander, not always successfully.
Celebrating growers this National Ag Day 2023
This National Ag Day, GrainGrowers is celebrating the wonderful growers who supply our great Aussie grains!
Paddock Perspective | Will Wheaton - Kangaroo Island, SA
My Name is William Wheaton and we have a mixed farm on Kangaroo Island below South Australia’s Fleurieu Peninsula with my Mother and Father. Our Land size is 890 hectares. Our soil types vary from red cracking clay to yellow sand and Black heavy soils with an average rainfall of 600-900mm.
Paddock Perspective | Jo Ashworth - Goodlands and Kalannie, WA
Our farm in Goodlands and Kalannie, WA, covers 7,500 hectares, primarily dedicated to cereal broadacre crops, with a portion set aside for canola, lupins, oats, and hay.
CareConnect identifies workable solutions to rural and remote ECEC access
CareConnect: Bridging Gaps in Rural & Remote Childcare
Farming families are a mainstay of the grains industry. But a lack of quality childcare in rural and remote areas is placing growing pressure on young families across the grains sector.
Paddock Perspectives | David and Annie Beare - Billa Billa, QLD
Annie and I, together with our son Tim and his partner Meg, farm approx. 2350 hectares in the Billa Billa district, north of Goondiwindi in Qld.
Paddock Perspectives | Tristan Baldock - Kimba, SA
Bright future ahead for grower-led advocacy.
Meet emerging leader Josiah O’Hare
Josiah O'Hare farms in Cunderdin WA with his parents Marion and John, growing wheat, barley, canola and lupins. As a current participant of GrainGrowers’ Australian Grain Leaders Program, Josiah is keen to delve into key industry issues, including the supply of critical farm inputs.
Inputs of the Future: Navigating fertiliser shortages
GrainGrowers has launched a series to explore the future of farm inputs and equip decisionmakers with the facts and possibilities.
Paddock Perspectives | Stephen Taylor and Fairlie Weston - SA
My name is Stephen Taylor, I am 24 and recently began working full time with my parents, Kym and Mel, on the completion of my welding/boiler making apprenticeship. We farm two properties: one in Waikerie, SA and one in Copeville, SA. Both are in the northern Mallee.
Aligning chemical regulation with our international grain markets
If you ever want to see the chaos caused by small numbers, consider the impact of Maximum Residue Limits (MRL) for agricultural chemicals. With differing regulatory frameworks and approaches to risk assessment across the global trading environment, the failure to ‘get it right’, has serious consequences for ongoing trade.
Paddock Perspectives | Bradley Foy - Barellan, NSW
My family have been on the same property in Barellan, South West NSW since 1885.
GrainGrowers hosts strategic grain marketing workshops around Australia
In the dynamic world of farming, staying up to date with the latest trends and opportunities in grain marketing is important. Recognising there was an opportunity to bolster grower profitability, GrainGrowers held a series of thirteen grain marketing workshops across WA, NSW, VIC, SA and QLD in June and July 2023.
Grains game changer: meet a grower shaping national policy
Denise McLellan is a grower from Horsham VIC with a passion for people and rural communities.
Paddock Perspectives | Nicholas & Tessa Turner
We farm approx. 3600ha at West River, between Esperance and Albany in WA. We’ve been farming by ourselves for the past 4 years and are excited about the possibility of expanding over the next few years.
Paddock Perspectives | Jim Wakefield – Walpeup, VIC
I grew up in the Walpeup area and started farming at the end of 2001.
Paddock Perspectives | Chris & Maree Gillam – “Mayfield” – Clifton
My wife Maree and I, along with our two young children (with number 3 on the way) farm at Clifton, around 40km south of Toowoomba in Queensland.