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WMG Member Q & A: Andrew Kenny – Badgingarra
NACC’s Sustainable Agriculture Small Rural Properties Soil Sampling Grant is NOW open

NACC’s Sustainable Agriculture Small Rural Properties Soil Sampling Grants are now open!   Project applications must be received by 5pm Monday 11th December 2017. Open to small rural landowners/managers (1 to 400ha) in the Northern Agricultural Region. Are you concerned about the health of your soils? Are you curious as to what is in your soils? Are your pastures or crops not looking the best? Do you want to get more out of them but not sure

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WMG Member Q & A – Zac Roberts, Strathmore – Dandaragan

Our local focus ensures WMG Members are kept up to date with information that's relevant to their business. This information is delivered in a variety of ways including; crop walks, field days, workshops and events, as well as the monthly E-news.   Farmers often learn the most about farming when they talk to their peers. There is always so much to learn from your neighbours near and far about what to do and what not to do. WMG livestock commitee

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Agribusiness Event Highlights Benefits Of Collaboration

Collaboration across the agribusiness sector and planning was the focus of a recent grower event, hosted by WMG’s Northern Valleys Agribusiness (NVA) Project and the Chittering Chamber of Commerce.   More than 30 people from across the horticulture sector, industry and community attended the Collaboration, Cooperation and Planning are on Season event on August 10. The evening featured presentations from Western Citrus Alliance CEO Brett Header,

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WMG recognised as a leading grower group

The West Midlands Group was recognised as a leading grower group after winning the 2017 Grower Group of the Year award at the Growing Expectations National Summit last week. The Grower Group Alliance of WA (GGA) award acknowledges the economic and social contribution that grower groups make towards the competitiveness of WA’s agrifood sector. WMG executive officer Anne Wilkins accepted the $2000 award, which will fund improving group capacity,

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Spray Education Perfect For A Rainy Day

More than 60 people took advantage of a day of heavy rainfall across the region to attend WMG’s Spray Workshop on 8 August.   The Badgingarra Research Station proved to be an ideal location to catch up the latest spraying information, equipment and technology, despite more than 40mm of rainfall soaking the Badgingarra and Dandaragan districts.   WMG research agronomist Dr Nathan Craig said the event focused on increasing awareness that

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Seeding Demonstration A Welcome Distraction

SCORES of Mid West farmers attended the West Midlands Group’s 2017 Seeding Demonstration to kick the tyres on some of the new machinery on offer from Cunninghams Ag Services, AFGRI and McIntosh & Son.   The event, which attracted more than 130 people to the Badgingarra Research Station last Tuesday, provided farmers an opportunity to view the latest equipment and speak to local representatives.   The day also included a line-up of information

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How To Be A Better You

Leading Australian business and life coach Shannah Kennedy shared her top tips for how to shine in life and live with calm confidence at the Women, Wellbeing and Wine event, run by the West Midlands Group, in Dandaragan on Wednesday, June 21.   More than 160 women from around the West Midlands attended the popular annual event to listen to Ms Kennedy’s recipe for wellness skills, Galafrey Wines chief executive Kym Tyrer, who discussed how

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CSIRO partners with WMG to track long term benefits of soil treatments

CSIRO has partnered with the West Midlands Group (WMG) to study the long term benefits of different soil treatments on subsoil constraints and crop yield.   The trial is part of the GRDC funded, DAFWA administered Subsoil Constraints program, which is currently running across the Wheatbelt to examine the major soil constraints that limit crop production.   Soil amelioration practices are commonly used throughout the West Midlands region;

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Regional development and industrial symbiosis research

Are you a potato, mango or citrus grower who would like to make more money from second grade produce? If so, you may want to get involved with a new study run through the West Midlands Group’s Northern Valleys Agribusiness (NVA) project. When supermarkets buy fruit and vegetables they grade produce according to size, shape, colour and blemishes. If the produce does not meet required specifications it is dubbed second grade and is worth less. The

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Women, Wellbeing & Wine 2018 – save the date!

For information about Michael Crossland click here: "A True Inspiration"

03/19/2018 - 10:00 am Dandaragan

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