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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
I believe those farmers who have the philosophy "my job is to grow the grain, not market it" may struggle under a new freer grain marketing arrangement, especially if they are not prepared to spend time on that arm of their business... The issue of accountability, often seen as a negative, can actually be a powerful tool to help drive a business forward I saw many examples of joint ventures in my Nuffield travels, some of which I will provide more detail on later in this report... I believe one of the great opportunities in agriculture currently is for more farmers to take control of their own destiny and create their own opportunities by becoming more business savvy...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (North)
Kingaroy Grower Grains Research Update.. Making the impossible possible together - experiences in different ways to manage resources... Grains Research Update - Kingaroy 21st August 2001 www.southburnett.com.au This is a very useful site for residents in the Burnett region...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (South)
Kingaroy Grower Grains Research Update.. Making the impossible possible together - experiences in different ways to manage resources... Grains Research Update - Kingaroy 21st August 2001 www.southburnett.com.au This is a very useful site for residents in the Burnett region...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
The move towards collaborative ventures has always been a natural progression for John, with his involvement in a cooperative farmer buying group, a farm management discussion group "Breakthrough", and their share farming operations... In a unique arrangement, their business also shares an employee with another like minded farming operation fifty kilometres away, creating one full time position between the two properties... In 2006 John was awarded a Nuffield Scholarship, sponsored by ABB Ltd, to study collaborative ventures around the world...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Just as growers are constantly adjusting to changing seasons, markets and industry circumstances, so too is the GRDC... Research, development and extension (RD&E) has been fundamental to sustaining our industry's profitability and competitiveness in the face of challenging seasons and global market shifts... The total value of the Australian grains industry has grown from $8.5 billion in 2009-10 to $15.5 billion in 2013-14 and the long-term growth in total factor productivity (a measure of production efficiency) for cropping specialists is 1.5 per cent per annum...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Just as growers are constantly adjusting to changing seasons, markets and industry circumstances, so too is the GRDC... Research, development and extension (RD&E) has been fundamental to sustaining our industry's profitability and competitiveness in the face of challenging seasons and global market shifts... The total value of the Australian grains industry has grown from $8.5 billion in 2009-10 to $15.5 billion in 2013-14 and the long-term growth in total factor productivity (a measure of production efficiency) for cropping specialists is 1.5 per cent per annum...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Managing Change in farming Fraser Pogue 1.0 Our Background Of Change Historically, our farm in Toolamba was a traditional mixed farming enterprise, comprising beef/sheep, irrigated pastures and cropping... The idea can either be searched for or stumbled upon, and it can be before or after you have decided to make a change... - Its good to get family and/or relevant parties on board from the start, maybe even try to make it as much their idea as yours!..
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
GRDC joins major global assault on crop weeds.. The Herbicide Innovation Partnership collaboration was signed on 2 June at Parliament House, Canberra, by (from left) Bayer CropScience's head of research and development, Dr Adrian Percy, GRDC chair Richard Clark, and the Australian Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce... GRDC chair Richard Clark says the agreement is an opportunity to confront this costly weeds challenge and add as many tools to the integrated weed management toolbox as possible: "This partnership reaffirms the GRDC's commitment to improving grower profit as its highest priority...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
GRDC joins major global assault on crop weeds.. The Herbicide Innovation Partnership collaboration was signed on 2 June at Parliament House, Canberra, by (from left) Bayer CropScience's head of research and development, Dr Adrian Percy, GRDC chair Richard Clark, and the Australian Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce... GRDC chair Richard Clark says the agreement is an opportunity to confront this costly weeds challenge and add as many tools to the integrated weed management toolbox as possible: "This partnership reaffirms the GRDC's commitment to improving grower profit as its highest priority...
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