Make a difference in local grains research
Author: Natalie Lee | Date: 10 May 2013
Farmers and those involved in agribusiness in the western part of the Kwinana port zone have the opportunity to help plan grains research, development and extension activities to benefit the local region.
The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Kwinana West Regional Cropping Solutions Network (RCSN) is seeking additional representatives to provide services complimentary to the National Grains Industry Research, Development and Extension Strategy.
The GRDC RCSN initiative aims to help growers get the information they need, when they need it, so they can make good decisions about farming practices.
As well as initiating smaller projects, RCSNs feed issues into the standard GRDC investment process which leads to bigger projects.
Roles of RCSN representatives include:
- Identifying and prioritising local production issues;
- Identifying the key questions about research, development, extension around the priority production issues for the local region;
- Helping to define the issue and the response;
- Liaising with industry partners and other growers to provide direction and ideas to ensure that regional priorities are addressed.
RCSN representatives are paid a consultancy (or sitting) fee to cover their time, fuel and other incidentals. Meetings are held twice a year.
People interesting in registering their interest to become a Kwinana West RCSN representative are encouraged to contact RCSN coordinator Julianne Hill on 0447 261 607 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information about the RCSNs can be found at www.grdc.com.au/rcsn
Julianne Hill, RCSN coordinator
0447 261 607
Natalie Lee, Cox Inall Communications
08 9864 2034, 0427 189 827