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December 2018

Project Officer applications close 10 December 2018

December 10, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Riverine Plains Inc is a progressive farmer group dedicated to improving the productivity of broadacre farming systems in northeast Victoria and southern NSW. We are seeking a Project Officer, with a passion for agriculture, to join our team at our Mulwala office.  The position is a newly created role within Riverine Plains Inc and provides an exciting opportunity for growth and development. The Project Officer will deliver a portfolio of research, development and extension projects, including, but not limited to,…

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February 2019

Sykesy’s Buraja Meeting 2019

February 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

The 2019 Sykesy's Buraja Meeting will be held on Thursday 7 February at the Buraja Recreational Ground Hall from 9:00am to 12:30pm. This annual event continues what Sykesy started and provides a forum for farmers to discuss the harvest that was, lessons learnt and the challenges for the season ahead. Program: Post harvest debrief and thinking about the year to come: Chris Minehan, Rural Management Strategies Subsoil constraints in sandy soil: Beau Longmire, local farmer Wheat Varieties: Michael Straight, FAR Australia…

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GRDC Grains Research Update – Corowa

February 21 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Corowa RSL, 30 Betterment Parade
Corowa, NSW 2646 Australia
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The GRDC Grains Research Update will be held at Corowa RSL (30 Betterment Parade, Corowa) on Thursday 21 February, 2019 from 9am-1pm. The program includes the following topics and speakers: Applying R&D to help drive farm business profitability: Jordan Lindgren, 2018 Saskatchewan Outstanding Young Farmer of the Year Managing crop nutrient supply after a dry period: Graeme Sandral, NSW Department of Primary Industries The 'National Paddock Survey' - what we have learned: Harm van Rees, Crop Facts Pty Ltd Riverine Plains…

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March 2019

Mixed farming forum, Rutherglen – 13 March

March 13 @ 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Agriculture Victoria Rutherglen Centre, 124 Chiltern Valley Road
Rutherglen, Victoria 3685 Australia
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A Mixed Farming Forum will be held at the Agriculture Victoria Rutherglen Centre, Rutherglen on Wednesday 13 March from 8:45am-1:30pm. This free forum is designed for mixed farmers and will discuss the key learnings from the successful GRDC Grain & Graze program. Discussions will include: Sheep requirements in the cereal/sheep zone for optimum livestock productivity and profitability: Kristy Howard, Inspiring Excellence The importance of sown fodder on a mixed farm (& how to optimise it): Matt Mahoney, AgriDome 10 years of…

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GRDC Northern Pulse Check Discussion Group Rand – 14 March

March 14 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

A pre-sowing Northern Pulse Check Meeting will be held at the Hamilton family property, Bogandillan, near Rand, on Thursday 14 March from 8:30am - 12 noon. Guest speakers and topics are as follows; Seeding rates: Bring your own seed to weigh and calculate Pre- Emergent Herbicides: Chris Toohey, Elders; Rhizobia formulations and biological markets: Dan Zinga, New Edge Microbials; Pulse markets: Ben McClusky, Market Check; Inoculant systems: Sandy Hamilton, Rand, Brad Chant, Lockhart, Vince Lenehan, Wagga. For further information, including…

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GRDC Southern Pulse Check Discussion Group, Dookie -15 March

March 15 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

The Riverine Plains Inc Southern Pulse Check pre-sowing discussion group meeting will be held on Friday 15 March from 9:30am -12pm at the Ludeman family property sheds at 334 Ludeman Road, Waggarandall (Dookie), 3646. The meeting will include; 2018 pulse harvest debrief Likely issues for sowing 2019 Seeding rates for 2019 (We will have scales so bring in a small sample of pulse seed and we can use these weights to calculate sowing rates for 2019) Pre-emergent Herbicides Bruce Larcombe, Larcombe…

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Celebration of Agriculture Dinner & John Hanrahan Scholarship Presentation

March 22 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Riverine Plains Inc will celebrate food, farming and fellowship at a dinner celebrating Agriculture and Agribusiness at the Corowa RSL Club on Friday 22 March. The dinner will be the springboard for our 20th Year Anniversary celebrations and will also involve the presentation of the Inaugural John Hanrahan Scholarship recipient. This social event will also feature a Fundraising Auction, which aims to support the Scholarship into the future. Please find attached the Riverine Plains Inc Celebration of Agriculture Dinner invitation.…

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Opportunity for Profit Workshop – Dookie, 25 March

March 25 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

The top performing grain growers in Southern Australia are retaining 30% of turnover as net profit, while the average retain closer to 10%. So what are the Top 20% businesses doing differently? To find out the answers and understand the profit drivers in your business, please register for the GRDC ‘Opportunity for Profit’ workshop in your region. This half day workshop will delve into the results from a three year national project funded by the Grains Research and Development Corporation. The project has benchmarked more…

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GRDC Managing early season insect pests in canola workshop, Corowa – 27 March

March 27 @ 8:30 am - 1:30 pm

A workshop will be held at Corowa on Wednesday 27 March to help address the management of early season canola pests This event is part of a workshop series being held across NSW. These workshops are designed to assist farmers and advisors in identifying the range of pests and natural enemies present in canola, as well as to present the latest research information on early season pest management. The workshops will cover: Insect identification Early season pest discussion Management options and…

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April 2019

EOI’s close for Eastern European Study Tour

April 15 @ 5:00 pm

Riverine Plains Inc will be hosting an international study tour to Eastern Europe, taking in Romania, Moldova, Ukraine and Poland from 28 June – 12 July, 2019. The  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 of the challenges and the potential for agriculture…

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