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2019 has seen FFN partner with Charles Sturt University to provide FFN members with access to a series of the University’s studies directly relevant to young farmers. This second study looks at Integrated Weed Management. Please contact CSU or FFN should you wish to find out more.


Why does integrated weed management matter?
A key focus of research at the Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation is integrated weed management to reduce dependence on herbicides and boost returns to grain growers.

The Centre, an alliance between Charles Sturt University and the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI), has a long history of weed science research.

For the past 25 years herbicide resistance testing at Charles Sturt has evaluated specimens sent in from around Australia.

Charles Sturt Emeritus Professor Jim Pratley said the testing has shown the trends in herbicide resistance over time.

“Our work has identified the first resistance in ryegrass to glyphosate and to triflualin, and in wild oats to mataven,” Professor Pratley said.

“It is clear that weeds have responded to farming practice and there is a need to have diversity in management practices so that one control measure does not encourage a weed to proliferate.”

The growth of no-till and conservation farming has also led to a different cohort of weeds, particularly in the summer fallow. Changes in climate are also creating weed problems not before seen in some areas, for example fleabane in southern Australia.

The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) invested in Graham Centre weed research focused on not only managing herbicides for weed control but seeking out non-chemical measures to reduce dependence on herbicides to preserve their efficacy for longer.

Competitive crops to beat the weeds
Research is examining the mechanisms and traits that make certain cultivars or genotypes of wheat, barley and canola better at suppressing weeds.

Professor Leslie Weston said one mechanism under study as a means for effective weed suppression is the ability of plants to exude chemicals into the soil around the roots, or root exudation, as a defence mechanism against competition from neighbouring plants.

Other cultivars effectively suppress weeds due to competition for resources such as water, nutrients and sunlight due to their early vigour, both above and below-ground, and their canopy or root architectural traits.

Key points:

  • The research into wheat and barley genotypes has found that crop height and vigour are important early in the season for competitive crops and subsequent weed suppression.
  • Before flowering, certain crop cultivars can release significant quantities of allelochemicals from an actively growing root system which contribute to plant defence against pests, including weeds.
  • Tillering characteristics, both above and below the ground, along with canopy and root architecture are also important for the crops ability to out-compete the weeds.
  • These characteristics may also improve the yield potential by providing greater access to moisture and nutrients.

It’s hoped the findings can be used by plant breeders to incorporate these weed suppressive traits into more commercial grain cultivars.

 

Weed suppression in the summer fallow
Another area of research has focused on the role of crop stubble and residue on weed suppression over the summer.

The research is examining both the physical or mulching impact but also the chemical interactions including the change of nutrients and metabolites in the soil.

 

Key points:

  • Heavy stubble suppresses the establishment of weeds
  • Leave the stubble for as long as possible
  • Disc planters are one way to be able to manage heavy stubble loads

 

Cover crops provide options in mixed farming rotations
Graham Centre research in the south west slopes of NSW has examined the role of cover crops in suppressing winter weeds.

The research over three-years has examined annual legumes like sub clover, bladder clover, gland clover, serradella and biserrula, and mixtures of pasture species including lucerne, phalaris and cocksfoot.

The research assessed the impact on weeds including barley grass, sow thistle, poppy, ryegrass, fumitory, capeweed and Paterson’s curse.

It found the rapid establishment of pasture species, as well as optimal production of biomass, contributes to suppression of winter weeds.

It also suggests that newer varieties, like the hard-seeded annual legumes biserrula and serradella are able to supress competition through the release of chemicals and interactions with soil microbiota.

 

Key points

  • Variety and species selection is important
  • Careful grazing management of cover crops is needed to ensure there is enough biomass to out-compete weeds for resources like water and sunlight
  • Research aims to understand the chemical mechanisms that help some of the newer varieties of annual legumes to suppress weeds

 

Further reading:
‘Cropping practices influence incidence of herbicide resistance in annual ryegrass (lolium rigidum) in Australia’ published in Crop and Pasture Science
‘The weed suppressive ability of selected Australian grain crops; case studies from the Riverina region in New South Wales’ published in the journal Crop Protection.
‘Performance and weed suppressive potential of selected pasture legumes against annual weeds in south-eastern Australia’ published in the journal Crop and Pasture Science.


Contacts:
Graham Centre plant systems research pathway leader Professor Jim Pratley: jpratley@csu.edu.au
Charles Sturt Herbicide Resistance Testing Service Dr John Broster:  jbroster@csu.edu.au
Plant Interactions Research Group Professor Leslie Weston:  leweston@csu.edu.au



Photo:
Inspection of weed research trials at the Graham Centre’s annual Twilight Field and Crop Walk held in September each year

 

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Breaking Down Ag Business Structures

Starting up a new business, returning to a family business or simply reviewing a current business structure can be an overwhelming process. In particular, the varying business structures available to you under the lens of agriculture can come across as complicated.

Future Farmers Network and CQU Australia are pleased to be delivering a short webinar for young agriculture professionals that provides a top-level overview of Agricultural Business Structures.
Whether you’re setting up your own agricultural business or walking into an existing one, this short 30 minute webinar will give you the skills you need to understand the most common top-level agricultural business structures.

The webinar will be led by CQU Australia lecturer, Desley Pidgeon – a qualified financial planner who has worked predominately in Agribusiness banking.

The session will provide the introduction to the most common business structures in Australia, briefly touching on the pros and cons of each with a focus on tax implications within the structures.

The session will conclude with questions that you will need to consider when deciding on the best structure for your current situation and/or what you might do in the future.

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2019 has seen FFN partner with Charles Sturt University to provide FFN members with access to a series of the University’s studies directly relevant to young farmers. This first study analyses the value of hard-seeded annual legumes in mixed farming operations. Please contact CSU or FFN should you wish to find out more.


The value of hard-seeded annual legumes in mixed farming systems has been examined by researchers from the Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation and these drought-tolerant pastures are already making a big difference to one Riverina farmer.

 Seven years of research at the Centre, an alliance between Charles Sturt University (CSU) and the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI), has included hard-seeded annual legumes like biserrula, arrowleaf clover, French serradella, bladder clover and gland clover.

NSW DPI soil research officer, Dr Belinda Hackney said biserrula has proved to be incredibly tough, particularly in below average rainfall years where its deep root system allows production of more forage and seed than traditional shallow-rooted annual legumes that often struggle to survive under these conditions.

“Biserrula has very high levels of hard seed and persists in the seed bank enabling it to survive a number of cropping years and regenerate on-demand without the need for re-sowing,” Dr Hackney said.

“Biserrula can be used as part of an integrated weed control strategy to help control problem cropping weeds such as annual ryegrass. It has lower palatability than annual ryegrass and sheep selectively remove it from the sward helping to reduce reliance on herbicides.

Key findings

  • Biserrula is very drought tolerant – in 2018 on 90 mm growing season rainfall, biserrula produced more than 170 kg seed/ha compared to sub clover and annual medic that produced less than 10 kg/ha.
  • Biserrula establishes readily on well drained soils of mild to moderate acidity. It is not suited to use on heavy textured, high clay content soils that may be subject to waterlogging
  • Biserrula has established well using summer, strategic dry and conventional stand-alone sowing options.
  • Under very dry summer conditions, summer sowing may be less effective due to slow rate of hard seed breakdown.

Proving its worth on-farm
Hard-seeded annual legumes have become a key part of the rotation on Mike O’Hare’s mixed farming enterprise at Beckom in the NSW Riverina.

About half the farm (900ha) has been planted to biserrula with the remainder a mix of bladder, gland and arrowleaf clovers

Mr O’Hare said “Not only is biserrula able to survive we get a false autumn break but it performs at the other end of the season too, hanging on for an extra grazing at the end. If we get late rain on a clover paddock you’ll see weeds but the biserrula out competes them, providing feed not weeds.”

Mr O’Hare said the goal is to establish the pasture in the first year to maximise seed set, the second year provides an opportunity for heavy grazing before spraying out in spring to provide a fallow break for Canola to be sown in year three. Year four will see wheat planted and then the biserrula regenerates after the cropping phase of the rotation.

The next step for research
New research, funded by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)* is investigating the role of hard-seeded legumes used as on-demand pasture breaks in cropping rotations.

Dr Hackney says the research includes species completely new to Australian agriculture as well as those mentioned in this article and is focusing on their ability to supply biologically fixed nitrogen and reduce reliance (and associated input costs)  on fertiliser nitrogen.

Top tips:

  • Choose a legume suited to your soil type, rainfall, intended use and management needs.
  • Weed control prior to sowing is key to success in pasture establishment.
  • Don’t compromise on sowing rate. Use an appropriate rhizobia delivery mechanism matched to sowing time and soil moisture conditions.
  • Biserrula can cause primary photosensitisation in grazing animals –see this Factsheet for more information. Understanding photosensitisation in sheep grazing biserrula pastures

*This project is supported by funding from the Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (as part of its Rural R&D for Profit program), the GRDC, Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) and Australian Wool Innovation (AWI). The research partners include the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI), Murdoch University, CSIRO, the WA Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD), and Charles Sturt University (CSU), as well as grower groups

 

Contact

Dr Belinda Hackney | Research Officer, Soils
NSW Department of Primary Industries
E: belinda.hackney@dpi.nsw.gov.au

Photo: Mike O’Hare in a paddock of biserrula during greener times. Photo by Ted Wolfe

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Why did you join the FFN Board & what do you love most about the organisation?

The ability to support youth in agriculture at a national level was appealing to me given the key issues faced by young workers and agricultural entrepreneurs are consistent across Australia. The FFN has the ability to harness feedback based on what is being experienced by members nationally and support them by providing tailored solutions.

I joined the Board to contribute to this supporting role the organisation takes and to try and reciprocate the help I received from so many young farmers since entering the industry, which I am now very passionate about.

What do you think has shaped your career, or had significant influence over where you are today?

I think not being too rigid in your aspirations is important as when opportunities pop up, they will rarely be in the exact form you had in mind. Whether it’s a different product, species, location or even a different role, I think these new opportunities are always worth considering. Often, they turn out to be far better than you anticipated.

What was it like transitioning your career from corporate Perth to regional Australia?

For me the transition has only been 30 minutes out of Perth city to Fremantle, so I can’t say it required much adjustment! But now having connections to regional agricultural in WA I can say I have learnt the importance of taking a community mindset. This is something I bring now to my work regardless of where I am stationed as it consistently delivers ‘win-win’ outcomes for everyone involved.

In your experience in the fishing industry, what are some of the biggest challenges facing the next generation?

I think it is going to be important for all primary producers (both land and sea) to take a wider ecosystem approach to managing sustainably in their operations. It is not enough to manage your impact to the ‘farm-gate’ as consumers are now demanding more. By working together primary producers can better meet consumer expectation and jointly consider what changes they may need to make to protect their long-term position in the industry.

What excites you about the future of agriculture in Australia?

There are plenty of talented and driven young people giving it a crack in the industry with a culture of innovation that seems to be deep seeded in the industries youth. Provided these people get the support they need I see no reason as to why Australia can’t continue to strengthen our position as a leader in global agriculture.

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Starting up a new business, returning to a family business or simply reviewing a current business structure can be an overwhelming process. In particular, the varying business structures available to you under the lens of agriculture can come across as complicated.

Future Farmers Network and their partner CQU Australia are pleased to be delivering a short webinar on 2 May for young agriculture professionals that provides a top-level overview of Agricultural Business Structures.

Whether you’re setting up your own agricultural business or walking into an existing one, this short 30 minute webinar will give you the skills you need to understand the most common top-level agricultural business structures.

The webinar will be led by CQU Australia lecturer, Desley Pidgeon – a qualified financial planner who has worked predominately in Agribusiness banking.

The session will provide the introduction to the most common business structures in Australia, briefly touching on the pros and cons of each with a focus on tax implications within the structures.

The session will conclude with questions that you will need to consider when deciding on the best structure for your current situation and/or what you might do in the future.

FFN and CQU invite you to submit questions through the registration process so that we can adapt the webinar appropriately.

Webinar: Breaking Down Agricultural Business Structures
Date: 2 May 2019 6pm AEDT
Cost: Free
Registration: Click here to register for free & receive the link required to join the webinar.
Contact: admin@futurefarmers.com.a

Topics addressed
• Common agricultural business structures
• Pros and cons of various structures
• Tax implications
• Questions

Who should attend
• People considering setting up their own agricultural business – from machinery contracting and land leasing, to farm purchases and agistment
• People wanting to better understand the various agriculture business structures prior to a meeting with an accountant, business advisor, solicitor or business partner
• People with an existing business structure who are seeking a quick overview of the various options available
• People wanting a refresher on the possible business structures

Desley Pidgeon, Webinar Presenter | Bio
Desley raised on a dairy farm, continued her interest in agriculture studying at UNE. While working on a project realised that really mathematics was her thing. Retrained, restudied and has taught in three states over the last 25+ years. For a break retained and qualified as a financial planner, working predominately in the Agribusiness side of a bank. Currently has followed her passion for education and is now working at CQU.

 

With special thanks to FFN Partner RuralBiz Training for supplying the webinar platform.

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Tell us about yourself Olivia…

I grew up on a mixed-enterprise farm near Dubbo, NSW, where we have dryland and irrigated farming as well as commercial sheep and cattle and a Merino Stud. As one of four children, we are very lucky to have parents who have empowered us to be involved in the business if we choose to but who have also encouraged us to go and expand our skill sets and try other things. Whilst working in the city now, I am still very involved in our family business, particularly the Merino Stud and the launch of our new, branded Merino meat product.

Why did you join the FFN Board & what do you love most about the organisation?

I joined FFN because I believe there is so much to be done in helping young people get involved and advance their careers in agriculture and so much benefit to the broader industry to be gained in doing so. We need a strong talent pool of young people to run our businesses, ensure greater innovation and technology adoption and continue improving the global reputation of Australian agriculture.

I think educating and skilling young people up for their careers, and connecting them with mentors is vital to ensure we have a capable group of young people to run the ag industry in the future across all areas – production, logistics, finance, marketing, legal, policy etc. FFN does a great job achieving this: connecting diverse groups and linking young people with scholarships and training programs, facilitating mentoring, encouraging ideas sharing and networking through event promotion and hosting.

Tell us about your career…how did you get from high-school to where you are today?

I studied Agricultural Economics at Sydney University before working in business consulting and then going overseas. When I came back there was an opportunity to work on the delivery of a state-wide infrastructure fund in the office of the Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW, John Barilaro.

I really enjoyed this role, as it involved travelling throughout NSW working with businesses and industry bodies to build regional infrastructure – everything from bridges, industrial precincts to mobile black spot towers to a livestock exchange in Casino. I am now managing the broader Regional Development portfolio for the Minister, looking after other funds, programs and policies that fall under the banner of Regional Development. We are now in the design phase to build inland freight hubs and airports, faster rail, more mobile black spot towers, more timber bridges and roads, more industrial precincts etc. under the Snowy Hydro Legacy Fund.

One of my favourite aspects of this job is that each day I am working with different industries, businesses, councils and community groups and thinking long-term and big-picture about the future needs of rural and regional NSW.  This includes looking at ways the NSW government can invest in the industries that underpin our rural communities such as agriculture, services, logistics, manufacturing etc. and delivering infrastructure, transport, roads and telecommunications to facilitate the continued growth of these industries.

My advice to anyone starting their career is to get as much work experience you can whilst at high school and university and also to get a good mentor who can help with tough decisions and provide general career advice.

What excites you about the future of agriculture in Australia?

There is so much growth and change in the agriculture industry at the moment – from major changes in consumer demand to changes in how commodities are supplied, packaged, transported and consumed as well as the mechanisation of traditional forms of production.  I think Australian farmers are well placed to respond to these trends, with significant opportunity to gain more margin at the farm-gate through value-adding, better branding and direct supply models, more efficient production and capitalising on Australia’s reputation for producing ethical, safe and quality commodities.

New markets and value-added products will require new modes of marketing and distribution, from daigous to subscription services such as MeatMate and I can’t wait to see how Australia leads the charge in developing these alternative models, given that we have the means and impetus to do so.

We are in a period of major investment in infrastructure, which will be crucial to minimising transport and freight times for our overseas exports. Inevitably, industries that are making money will attract both public and private investment in R&D and infrastructure, so I am looking forward to seeing how the ag sector will evolve with more resources underpinning it.

At the same time, I am wary of the challenges Australian agriculture is currently faced with, from trade wars and price volatility, access to finance, climate change and domestic access to energy and water – all of which are impacting our ability to operate. I look forward to seeing the Australian ag industry find innovative ways to tackle these challenges – adopting technology, implementing new modes of production and processing, investing in R&D and increasing the productive capacity of our existing assets through improved management.

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Rabobank’s Southern Queensland & Northern New South Wales Client Council is partnering with the Future Farmers Network to support young agricultural producers.

Rabobank are offering a place on their annual Farm Managers Program to one FFN Member or Young Beef Producer Forum attendee who displays a clear ambition and desire to help the sustainability of their industry and is someone who would benefit from business management training.

The Rabobank Farm Managers Program, a one-week residential course held outside Christchurch NZ from 23-28 June 2019, is for up-and-coming farm managers from across Australia and New Zealand who want to take their management skills to the next level.

The successful applicant will win:
• a place on this esteemed course (valued at $5,900)
• all flights and accommodation to and from New Zealand

The Farm Managers Program will help you to hone your management skills. You’ll leave this week-long program with greater confidence in your leadership skills. You’ll also be equipped with the ability to influence business decisions, and build your own network of young, progressive and passionate farmers.

If you’re an up-and-coming farmer ready to take the next step, this program will help you do all this and more:
• Improve your communication and influencing skills to provide input on business decisions
• Improve your efficiency through time management
• Learn how to develop a business plan
• Understand the essentials of financial management and budgeting

Farm Managers Program Dates:
Sunday 23 – Friday 28 June 2019

Farm Managers Program Location:
Christchurch, New Zealand

Selection criteria: 

  • At least three years’ experience on-farm
  • Currently working in a farming role that includes some management responsibilities
  • To aspire to either own or fully manage a farming operation in your future
  • Member** of the FFN, membership fees range from $25 to $55 for more information go to www.futurefarmers.com.au/memberships

** If you are not a member of the FFN but did attend the 2018 Young Beef Producers Forum in Roma November 2018 you are welcome to apply.

Click here to download and complete the application form

Click here for more information on the Farm Managers Program

If you have any questions please contact:
Sally Rigney, Rabobank Southern Queensland and Northern NSW Client Chair
phone: +61 417 758 353
email: sallynicol@bigpond.com
Completed application forms to be emailed to Ainsley McCallum:
Ainsley.McCallum@rabobank.com

Applications close Friday 26th April, 2019.

Applicants will be advised of the result of their applications by 10th May, 2019.

 

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Tell us about yourself Lachlan…

I grew up on a mixed sheep and wheat property in the Far West of New South Wales before moving on to Yanco Agricultural High School in the Riverina to complete my high school education. I completed a Bachelor of Agribusiness through the University of New England whilst working full time for Elders in varying wool roles across eastern Australia before moving into horticultural management at Southern Cross Farms based in Mildura.

I have just completed my Master of Agribusiness through Marcus Oldham College and am actively involved in a small mixed farming enterprise.

What was it like studying at Marcus Oldham College?

I really enjoyed all of my tertiary education but completing my Master of Agribusiness through Marcus Oldham was incredibly enlightening. I got access to industry experts who were more than open in discussing their thoughts and opinions on everything from commodity marketing to human resource management and business strategy.
Being able to complete my research into agricultural investment and be questioned over my ideas was a great experience and it has been incredibly beneficial to tie theory to real world applications.

Why did you join the FFN Board & what do you love most about the organisation?

I joined the board for a number of reasons, I am incredibly passionate about agriculture and have enjoyed the opportunity to help promote the industry. I enjoy working with other board members and partners who I consider some of the best and brightest in the industry and am excited as to what future we as a team can help create.

In your experience in agriculture as a whole, what are some of the biggest challenges facing the next generation?

I think our challenge will be getting the right people with the capacity to change quickly and adapt to the dynamic changes we face not only on farm but throughout agricultural supply chains and agribusiness.

I have been so fortunate to work in and observe sheep, grain, cattle, wool, almonds and pistachios, wine grapes, table grapes and avocados as well as travel throughout Asia and Europe to meet with customers and a number of the major challenges we face and will face are shared across all of these industries. However I am quite positive that with the experience we have in industries coupled with those looking to enter agriculture with new ideas we are set for a great future.

You recently travelled overseas to Spain and Germany looking at orchards – any takeaways you can share with us?

I recently with Southern Cross Farms, got the chance to travel through Europe to gain more of an understanding of fruit markets and citrus production. Although I learnt an enormous amount about these industry specialisations, the shared challenges we have across the globe in agribusiness in things such as labour, the environment and consumer expectations really hit home.

What excites you about the future of agriculture in Australia?

The people we have wanting to get into agriculture will help set us up for the future. Looking at the board of directors of FFN we have everything from farmers to those involved in investment to legal professionals all wanting to help agriculture and agribusiness advance.

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Henry, tell us a bit about yourself…

I am from the Swan Valley in the Northern Suburbs of Perth in which my family had an interest in beef cattle. After completing high school, I studied agriculture at university with an aim to move into Farm Management. This career path has taken me around most of the wheatbelt of WA as I predominately work in mixed or continuous cropping operations.

Why did you want to join the FFN Board?

I joined the FFN board as I had been following the organisation on social media for some years. I met FFN’s Executive Officer at Perth Innovation Generation and was really interested in the organisation. When I realised had been following FFN’s social media accounts, without actually having any idea what this national group was about, I thought I had better join to help increase the national spread.

Tell me about your career…how did you get from high-school to where you are today?

I studied agricultural business at university completing an honours project. I then applied for jobs on farms and have worked my up from there.

Have you had any great mentors throughout your career? If so who, and what made them so influential.

I don’t per se have any great mentors. I have worked for some very good farmers and farm managers who I still keep in contact with. I have taken on board how they operate, to improve the way in which I operate.

What do you think has shaped your career, or had significant influence over where you are today?

Probably the best way to sum up how I have ended up where I am is to take any opportunity that has been towards my aim. I have also moved on when these have not worked out. There are people who stay in the wrong job for too long and do not end up in a good place due to financial commitments. By having a good work ethic and not burning bridges I am able to pick and choose options.

If you could go back and give your 18-year old self some career advice, what would it be?

Listen to your own advice: sleep on any major decision before committing.

In your experience in the farm management industry, what are some of the biggest challenges facing the next generation?

  • Finding the next generation and financing them. I was recently informed that if I wasn’t a third-generation farmer then finance institutes are not interested in looking at me.
  • This insistence that a shop must be at the end of every road for families to exist in regional areas.

What excites you about the future of agriculture in Australia?

The involvement of our consumer in the growing and producing of food and fibre is really a great opportunity for the industry to take up.

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This event is in the past. You can view the webinar recording below.

Recording of Breaking Down The Data Barrier Webinar, held April 11 2019

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Data collection in farming has been around for several years – the concept isn’t new with hordes of machinery squirrelling away information from across Australian farms every day. Collecting data is one thing, however, being able to analyse, interpret and act on that data can be a whole other ball game. With the modern-day farmer already requiring a multitude of skills, from engineering, science and finance, through to general labour, agronomy and meteorology – data analysis becomes another ‘to-do’ on top of a growing list.

Traditionally, the analysis of data collected on farm has been through clunky, expensive programs designed for analysts. Often told how ‘powerful’ data can be for their business, farmers have lacked access to affordable and simple technology to process that data.

On April 11, the Future Farmers Network, together with industry partner Case IH, will be hosting a free half-hour webinar titled ‘Breaking Down the Data Barrier’. The aim is to provide the Australian farming industry with information on recent breakthroughs in simplified farm data analysis.

Presented by Case IH’s Andrew Kissel, a specialist in precision farming products, the webinar will look at the type of farming data Australians have been collecting over the past 10 years and the complexities that have prevented many farmers from utilising that data. Importantly, Andrew will address the technology improvements and why the conditions in 2019 are right for those wanting to take that step into analysis.

Andrew will introduce several data analysis programs currently available in the market and provide clear and simple examples of how you can use these programs to pinpoint improvement in your profit margins.

With the cost of production on the rise and current dry conditions, there has never been a more critical time for Australian farmers to be working smarter.

Whether you’ve been collecting data without doing anything with it or are interested in the concept and looking to improve your profit margin – this practical webinar will arm you with the information you need to take the next step.

Webinar: Breaking Down the Data Barrier
Date: 11 April 2019 6pm AEDT
Topics addressed:
• Technology in Australian agriculture
• Current data being collected across Australian farms
• Different farm data analytical tools available
• Examples of how to use this data to make business decisions and improve profit margins

Who should attend:
• Farmers who have been collecting data, but haven’t done anything with it
• Farmers who have been collecting data, but haven’t been using it to its full potential
• Farmers who have not been collecting data but are interested in the concept
• People wanting an update on the industry data analytical tools available
• Farmers wanting assistance with analysing their farm data
Cost: Free

Registration: CLOSED

Contact: admin@futurefarmers.com.au

Special thanks to FFN Partner RuralBiz Training for supplying the webinar technology.

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