Growers invited to attend ‘Summer Sesh’ events

Author: | Date: 02 Jan 2019

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GRDC WA RCSN coordinator Julianne Hill says GRDC staff and members of the GRDC’s Western Regional Panel, will be available for growers to talk to during ‘Summer Sesh’ Open Forums.

Grain growers and other industry personnel are invited to attend new ‘Summer Sesh’ Open Forums in January, where they can express their ideas about issues affecting grower profitability.

“If you happen to be near Busselton or Dongara for a break this summer, come to one of these very informal events that are being hosted by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Regional Cropping Solutions Network (RCSN) and the Kondinin Group,” said WA RCSN coordinator Julianne Hill.

“These events are an opportunity for you to raise ideas, including opportunities and constraints, that are relevant to the grains industry,” she said.

“This feedback can help the GRDC develop targeted research, development and extension (RD&E) activities with the aim of creating enduring profitability for grain growers.

“GRDC representatives, including staff and members of the GRDC’s Western Regional Panel, will be available to talk to.”

Ms Hill said growers would also hear about on-farm grain storage from Kondinin Group research manager Ben White, the WA team member of the GRDC Grain Storage Extension Project.

The GRDC ‘Summer Sesh’ Open Forums are being held in the following locations:

  • 32 Point Leander Drive, Port Denison – Wednesday, January 23
  • ‘Stilts’ Restaurant, 11 Holgate Road, Broadwater – Friday, January 25

The events will be held from 5 to 7pm, and free refreshments and snacks will be provided.

For more information and to register (by January 21 – for catering purposes), visit or contact Ms Hill on 0447 261 607 or

Ms Hill also encourages grain growers and industry representatives to complete an evaluation survey; available at, to provide feedback about the WA RCSN initiative.

WA RCSN groups were established by the GRDC in 2011 with the aim of helping to identify local issues relevant to the profitability of grain growers in each port zone, and to help guide GRDC investment in RD&E.

A recent video outlining the activities and purpose of the WA RCSN initiative is available on the GRDC YouTube channel at

Contact Details

For Interviews

Julianne Hill, GRDC RCSN coordinator
0447 261 607


Natalie Lee, GRDC Communications Manager – West
0427 189 827

GRDC Project code: HIL00002