ENTRIES ARE now invited for this year's grower group awards. Each state winner of the awards, which are supported by the GRDC, receives $3,000 and the national winner an additional $6,000.
"Winning groups will need to demonstrate vision, strong planning, innovation and achievement in improving the performance of farm businesses involved in the group", the National Chairman of TOPCROP Australia and WA farmer, Gus Woithe, said.
"Judging criteria include commitment to continuous improvement principles utilising group discussion, on-farm testing, crop monitoring and benchmarking, being self-directed and use of networks."
Entry forms and more information can be obtained from:
Queensland:Mike Cahill 074688 1270
NSW:Neil Inall 0294124247
Victoria:Margaret Evans 0354304414
Tasmania: Brian Field
SA:Erica Hancock 0885686416
WA:Nikki Poulish 089851 2706
National Manager:Bob Hannam 0407 606 383
Entries close on 15 November 2002, and winners will be announced early in 2003.