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Rennie Workshop & Soil Pit Discussion

27 January 2022, 4pm to 7.30pm (BBQ Dinner provided)

Farmers and community members are invited to join the Riverine Plains group for a Cool Soil Initiative Soil Pit Discussion between 4pm and 5.30pm on the effect of pulses on soils with Dr Cassandra Schefe (AgriSci). Meet at "Brakefield", 1253 Bull Plain Rd, Rennie at 4pm.

Following that there will be a discussion on Managing Drought and Climate Challenges between 5.30pm and 7pm with Kate Coffey. Meet at "Redbank", 103 Roseneath Rd, Mulwala.

Topics include:

  • Why now is a good time to prepare for drought
  • Previous experiences of drought - what worked, what didn't
  • Identifying on-farm/business changes needed for the next drought
  • Accessing physical and mental health services, business supports and grants
  • How can communities be better supported during drought
  • Importance of personal and business connections.

RSVP to kate@riverineplains.org.au or jane@riverineplains.org.au or phone (03) 5744 1713 by 25 January.

Sykesy's Buraja Day

9 February 2022, 9am to 1pm, Buraja Recreational Ground Hall, Buraja

Riverine Plains hosts the 2022 Buraja Meeting, continuing Sykesy’s tradition by providing a forum for farmers to discuss the harvest that was, lessons learned and the challenges for the season ahead.

The meeting will be followed by a complimentary BBQ lunch.

Topics and speakers include:

  • Post harvest debrief and thinking about the year to come – Chris Minehan (RMS Consulting)
  • Economic Fertiliser Management for 2022 – Lee Menhennett (Incitec Pivot)
  • Local Buraja and Bundalong GRDC Pulse Agronomy trials – Ben Morris (FAR Australia)
  • GrainGrowers State of the Industry report – speaker TBC
  • Agronomic panel discussion
  • Commodity markets overview – Adrian Clancy (Farmanco)

Due to COVID regulations, RSVP’s are essential: to RSVP, please email Riverine Plains Communications Officer Michelle Pardy at michelle@riverineplains.org.au with your name & mobile phone number. Places will be allocated on a first-in basis.

This is a COVID-safe event which will be held in accordance with current NSW state government regulations. All attendees must check-in, wear a mask while indoors and provide proof of vaccination/exemption.


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