Regional Cropping Solutions Networks
Bringing together a consistent approach to evaluating research priorities with a large network of growers, advisers and researchers across the region has the potential to provide a focused regional portfolio of research, development and extension investments.
The objectives of the Regional Cropping Solutions Networks are to:
- Create and manage knowledge on grains industry issues.
- Build regional D&E capacity among growers and advisers.
- Proactively respond to regional industry issues in a timely manner.
- Provide enduring links between growers, advisers and the GRDC.
Four networks have been established in the southern region, each supported by a facilitator. The networks will meet face-to-face up to three times each year.
Each network will liaise with the wider grower community in their production zone,including convening regional meetings with relevant groups.
The facilitator provides each network with an effective interface with regional farming systems groups, agribusiness and research and development organisations across the regions.
While the primary focus of these facilitators will be working with farming systems groups and advisers, their work will also extend into maintaining a regional industry RD&E database of GRDC project activities and results.
Names of the members of the networks are listed on the GRDC website (www.grdc.com.au/rcsn).