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Grow for Gold

By late 1997, more than 1,200 farming enterprises had entered the Golden Grower competition, and are in the running for a 12-day study tour of North America, valued at more than $12,000 per person. The growers represent more than half a million hectares sown to wheat.

Contact: Mr Don Vickers, PO Box 118, Warburton Vic 3799; ph 03 5966 9077; fax 03 5966 9414;

TOPCROP competition for groups

TOPCROP awards will be presented in each state starting in February in South Australia through to Western Australia on 12 March. Finalists will travel to Adelaide for the National Awards which will be presented at Grains Week on 30 March.

The National TOPCROP Award will go to a farming couple representing a TOPCROP group. The award is a three-week study tour to Europe in August, sponsored by Australian Grain magazine.