Members Study Tour to Eastern Europe – June/July 2019

Riverine Plains Inc now invites members to register their interest for an upcoming international study tour to Eastern Europe.

The trip, which will take in the agricultural areas of Romania, Moldova, Ukraine and Poland, is currently scheduled for the 28 June  – 12 July 2019.

The proposed tour will involve visits to the cities of Bucharest, Barlad, Moldova, Chisinau, Odessa, Lviv and Krakow, as well as visits to grain and other farms across the region.

The trip is timed to coincide with grain harvest and will provide participants with an understanding the challenges and potential for agriculture in eastern Europe.

Costs

The cost of the tour (land component only) is $8000 per person twin share (single supplement $1200 per person).

This includes:

  • 14 nights’ accommodation
  • All touring and entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Local guides
  • Buffet breakfast daily, lunch and dinners as per itinerary
  • Fully escorted by Jeromy Nolan
  • All Train travel as per itinerary

Additional Costs

  • Airfares and Taxes. Please note airfares will depend on participants final itinerary, please allow around $2000-00 to $2500-00 per/person economy.
  • Items of personal nature
  • Travel Insurance

Deposit

A non-refundable deposit of $2000-00 per person is payable no later than 7 days from reservation. A completed booking form is required with deposit payment.

Full payment is due 1st May

Please note that the above costs are based on a minimum number of 15- 20 people travelling (Max numbers 22) and that prices may change due to currency fluctuations.

A more detailed itinerary (Currently in draft form) is available by downloading the RPI Eastern Europe Overseas Study Tour Itinerary 2019 Draft 150219

For all enquiries and bookings please contact Jeromy Nolan at Jeromy Nolan Travels and Tours  on 0417 697 296, contact@jeromynolantravel.com.au www.jeromynolantravel.com.au

The Big Community Muster

Many of our community’s farmers are facing some of the driest conditions in Australia’s history.

To provide an opportunity for our farming community to share experiences and discuss ways to build on our inherent resilience, Riverine Plains Inc has joined with a number of other organisations in sponsoring a series of information forums that aim to provide practical insights to support farmers in preparing for the future.

The Big Community Muster Events will be held from Sunday 24 February – Friday 1 March at locations including Oaklands, Deniliquin, Hay, Condoblin, Nyngan, Baradine, Rowena, Moree, Narrabri, Gunnedah, Tamworth and Scone.

The Keynote Speaker at each event will be Dennis Hoiberg from Lessons Learnt Consulting, along with Gerard O’Brien from RSM Australia and Alister Bennett from ANZ.

For further information, please download The Big Community Muster Invite 2019

GRDC Grains Research Update, Corowa – 21 February

GRDC Grains Research Update: Corowa

Corowa RSL Club, 30 Betterment Parade, Corowa

Thursday 21st February

9.00 am to 1.00 pm – doors open at 8.30 am


International speaker at Corowa GRDC Grains Research Update

Jordan and Jennifer Lindgren of Lindgren Farms, Canada have won the 2018 Saskatchewan Outstanding Young Farmers of the Year award for their unique ability of applying R&D to their farm to drive farm business profitability.

Lindgren Farms is a grain and oilseed farm that works diligently at maximising production for these crops, while minimising cost of production. They do this with the help of field scale trials that identify products, genetics and practices that work on their farm. By combining these methods, with the latest advancements in technology, they continue to meet and exceed their production goals.

In his presentation Jordan will discuss their approach to using research to improve their bottom line.

Other industry expert speakers include:
Harm van Rees, Crop Facts Pty Ltd: The ‘National Paddock Survey’ – what we have learned
Rohan Brill, NSW DPI: Canola agronomy – key leanings from the “Optimised Canola Profitability” project
Cassandra Schefe, Riverine Plains Inc.: Riverine Plains research in progress
James Hunt, La Trobe University: emerging management tips for early sown winter wheats
Graeme Sandral, NSW DPI: Managing crop nutrient supply after a dry period

For further information on the program and how to register, please download the 2019 GRDC Corowa Grains Research Update flyer