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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
The threat could hinder Australian agriculture's ability to perform and compete internationally; to minimise the threat we should discuss a cross-commodity program, which involves government, and develops an understanding within our urban community of modern farming practices and the benefit of this to the environment, animals and people of Australia... Some specialists (Haniotis, 2011) reported strong government support, especially where the cost of supporting sustainable rural communities and the loss of eco-services provided by agriculture is properly valued against the cost of supporting agriculture... As a result of this missing contract the community supports agriculture less and less and the example was given in the States 22..
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Founded in 2006 and publicly listed in November 2013, its 'micro-blogging' concept allows users to send short messages (tweets) of 140 characters or less... Greg says although some of his clients were also sceptical, about half are now using Twitter, with tweets ranging from rain updates to technical questions... 'Twitt-ionary' Twitter: a free social messaging tool through which users can send brief text updates - or 'tweets' - of up to 140 characters in length (you can start an account at: www.twitter.com/login )...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
The benefits offered to agriculture with the renewable energy in Australia... The unit is estimated to produce around 210,000 KWh of electricity per year and with no anticipated environmental effects as this type of generator is claimed to be "fish friendly" allowing for migration of fish both up and down the Archimedes screw action... " The easiest way to show this is by the following simple graph that demonstrates that this increase in wind speed creates an exponential increase in energy...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
GRDC teams up with Australian Year of the Farmer The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) and Australian Year of Farmer today announced an important new partnership... The GRDC is supporting Australian Year of the Farmer in its aim to educate and raise awareness of all aspects of farm production, reinforce the relationship between rural and urban communities and to help educate all Australians about the valuable role of farmers... By emphasising food security and the Australian farmer's contribution in feeding the world, Australian Year of the Farmer provides GRDC with opportunities to demonstrate the grain industry's leading role and value in developing and using new technology, improving yields and enhancing the quality of produce for local and international markets. "..
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
For grower Paul Oxbrow, barley has a pride of place in his family's cropping operation that extends beyond their 1500-hectare farm to also embrace their local town, Rupanyup, and its extended community in north-west Victoria... Grower Paul Oxbrow sees barley as a lifeblood not only in his cropping operation, but also in his town of Rupanyup, which hosts the annual Barley Banquet fundraising picnic, and the wider Wimmera grain-growing community... Paul says the fundraiser further highlights the resilience of the local people who cut and sold firewood to cover costs when the Barley Banquet ran at a loss in the early years. "..
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
The GRDC has partnered with Australian Year of the Farmer in 2012, supporting its aim to raise awareness of farm production, reinforce the relationship between rural and urban communities and educate Australians about the role of farmers... "Australian Year of the Farmer provides the GRDC with opportunities to demonstrate the grain industry's influence in development and uptake of new technology, improving yields and enhancing the quality of Australian produce," Mr Perrett said... "Educating metropolitan Australians about the importance of our agricultural community is a challenge, but this year is providing an opportunity to raise awareness about how and where our food and fibre is produced and the people behind its production," Mr McGrath said...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
The GRDC has partnered with Australian Year of the Farmer in 2012, supporting its aim to raise awareness of farm production, reinforce the relationship between rural and urban communities and educate Australians about the role of farmers... "Australian Year of the Farmer provides the GRDC with opportunities to demonstrate the grain industry's influence in development and uptake of new technology, improving yields and enhancing the quality of Australian produce," Mr Perrett said... "Educating metropolitan Australians about the importance of our agricultural community is a challenge, but this year is providing an opportunity to raise awareness about how and where our food and fibre is produced and the people behind its production," Mr McGrath said...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
The Australian Rural Leadership Foundation was established in 1992 through the insight of board members of the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC)... To further illustrate the Foundation's leadership development processes and without giving too much away about our programs, I'll provide a brief overview of the ARLP so our Foundation's context can be better understood... For those who have a commitment to rural Australia, strong leadership will help build the resilience that will see our country thrive in ways that we cannot determine from this point in time...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Wimmera town stands tall.. Image of silos featuring artist's painting.. The artwork by the side of the Henty Highway, 360 kilometres north of Melbourne, is an inspiring example of how a town all but forgotten in the history of disappearing rural communities has stood up to remind the world of its presence and its farming pride...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Wimmera town stands tall.. Image of silos featuring artist's painting.. The artwork by the side of the Henty Highway, 360 kilometres north of Melbourne, is an inspiring example of how a town all but forgotten in the history of disappearing rural communities has stood up to remind the world of its presence and its farming pride...
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