Q&A With AGLP Participant Rebecca Kelly (WA)
Rebecca is passionate about Mingenew, her farm resides 20km from a NASA space station as the town has some of the clearest skies in Australia. Mingenew also has one of the largest in-land receival points for grains in the Southern Hemisphere.
How networking at an industry event launched GenerationAg podcast
The GenerationAg podcast started as a chat between two like-minded strangers at a conference and has evolved into a platform for people to share stories of agriculture and inspire young ag professionals to champion their industry.
Getting off farm to be a better farmer
Being a young grain farmer is one of the best jobs going around. You can be your own boss and every day is a different challenge. Farmers combine science, technology, problem-solving and strategy to grow food and fibre to feed and clothe literally thousands of people. And you live in that most beautiful of places, regional Australia!
Implementation of parliamentary report recommendations critical for grains sector
The recent release of the Diversifying Australia’s Trade and Investment Profile parliamentary report was timely as we consider the Australian Government’s role in ensuring our quality agricultural products can be exported, particularly set against the events of 2020.
Growers can shape the future of our industry
After three and in some cases four years of drought in parts of NSW it has been heart-warming to see an amazing turnaround for many growers with a great season in 2020.
When harvest becomes Christmas
To be honest, our worst harvest in 2019 was also our best Christmas. Everything was back in the shed well before the 25th and we had plenty of time to clean up after dust storms, relax, shop and prepare for some lovely family time. This year is different.
The domestication of wheat, a love story
Can you really cover the history of cultivated wheat, and thus the birth of civilisation, in 600 words? Absolutely not. Am I going to try? Absolutely.
The History of Oats
Some love it (GrainGrowers Chairman Brett Hosking is a super fan), some hate it. I’m in the fan camp. I’ve eaten at least 150g a day for around 200 days a year, for 25 years. That’s approximately a tonne of oats. That number isn’t even factoring in an Anzac biscuit/flapjack addiction.
Grains Australia – an industry good company to help deliver enhanced international competitiveness of Australian growers
After many years of work by a range of grains industry leaders, I am really excited to welcome the creation of a new company that will serve the interests of the whole Australian grains supply chain – from farmer to exporter and everyone between.
Combating No-show lupins
The Liebe Group’s AgChat series is kicking off with the first topic, ‘Combating No-show lupins’. I will join Dr Bob French from DPIRD to discuss the Liebe Group project on lupin establishment with their R and D Coordinator Judy Storer.