Chance to help shape GRDC investment activities

Author: Natalie Lee | Date: 25 May 2016

Grain growers standing in a paddock, inspecting a crop.

Growers are invited to attend a series of GRDC open RCSN meetings being held across the grainbelt this winter.

This winter, all Western Australian grain growers are invited to have a say on Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) investment activities through a series of meetings being held throughout the grainbelt.

The GRDC’s ‘open Regional Cropping Solutions Network (RCSN) meetings’ are a chance for growers to hear about local RCSN-supported projects, talk with GRDC Western Regional Panel and GRDC RCSN representatives and provide input about issues impacting on grower profitability.

GRDC RCSN coordinator Julianne Hill said the meetings would kick-off with Kwinana East RCSN events on June 21 at the Merredin Dryland Institute at 10am - followed by a BBQ for lunch – and at the Bencubbin Recreation complex from 4pm, with a BBQ tea.

Subsequent open RCSN meetings include: Geraldton port zone - July 19 at Coorow and July 20 at Mingenew; Esperance port zone – July 25 at Ravensthorpe (7am) and Scaddan (4pm); Albany port zone – August 1 at Newdegate (4pm) and August 2 at Gnowangerup (9am) and Green Range (4pm); Kwinana West -  August 9 at Moora and August 10 at Northam and Wickepin.

Ms Hill said the 2016 RCSN open meetings followed on from an inaugural series of meetings last year that were highly successful in allowing growers to provide insights into the major challenges directly affecting them.

“The meetings are also designed to improve understanding about GRDC investments in grains RD&E and how these investments translate to lifting on-farm productivity and profitability,” she said.

“WA’s five RCSNs identify issues critical to ensuring the prosperity of the grains industry in their area and initiate local projects.”

For more information or to register for any of the meetings, follow this link or contact Ms Hill via email, or on 08 9726 1307 or 0447 261 607.

Contact Details

For Interviews

Julianne Hill, GRDC RCSN coordinator
08 9726 1307, 0447 261 607

Roger States, GRDC Regional Grower Services
0427 565 780


Natalie Lee, Cox Inall Communications
08 9864 2034, 0427 189 827

Region West