Crop Nutrition Field Day
Sep
5
12:00 PM12:00

Crop Nutrition Field Day

Where: Nunijup Hall, Nunijup Lake off Stockyard Road

RSVP: Nathan Dovey on 0429 468 030 or nathan.dovey@scfarmers.org.au

Program:

12:00pm: Jeremy Lemon (DPIRD) How to utilise ROSA (Ranking Options for Soil Amelioration)

12:25pm: Wayne Pluske (EQUII) NPK nutrition in cropping systems

1:05pm: Leave for Ripper Gauge site hosted by Lindsay Watterson (Nunijup South Road)  

1:20pm: J. Lemon, J. Blake, N. Dovey to present at the Ripper Gauge site (L.W to dig soil pit)

1:50pm: Leave for S. Hilders.

2:10pm: DPIRD Faba bean small plot trial. Hosted by Mark Seymour 

2:40pm: Leave for Richard Coole’s property

3:00pm: CSBP Small plot trial in canola. Nitrogen nutrition. Hosted by Keith Gundil

3:40pm: Travel to Pacseeds winter*spring canola trial. Tristan Wilson-Kerrigan.

4:00pm: Pacseeds Winter * Spring canola (30 mins to Pearce Rd from Shamrock (Frankland end)

4:35pm: Head back to Nunijup Hall

5:00pm: Sundowner, drinks, BBQ and fire pit.

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SCF 10th Anniversary Celebration
Aug
9
5:00 PM17:00

SCF 10th Anniversary Celebration

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SCF is turning 10 - come and help us celebrate!

 SCF was formed in 2009 by Ken Drummond, Warren Thomas, Shane Greenslade, Mark and Heather Adams, Iain Mackie, John Hood, Derek Curwen, Mal Thomson, Scott Smith, Chris Kirkwood, Brad Wood, Michael Cooper, Brent Pritchard (Farmanco) and Jeremy Lemon (DAFWA). Heather Adams was appointed as Administration Officer. The first meeting decided on the name “Stirlings To Coast Farmers”.  In the 10 years since, SCF has grown and it's now time to reflect and celebrate all that the group and our members have achieved!

To celebrate our first 10 years SCF is holding an Anniversary Celebration, kindly hosted by Mark and Heather Adams at their farm, 'Yaralla', on Friday August 9 from 5pm.

RSVP by August 2 is essential for catering purposes.  Please RSVP online at 
https://scf-10th-anniversary.eventbrite.com.au or email Kathi kathi.mcdonald@scfarmers.org.au.

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Smart Farm Technology Workshop
Jun
19
12:00 PM12:00

Smart Farm Technology Workshop

Farming for the future - useful tools, apps, systems and advice from leaders in the Farm Technology industry.

  • Control centre for farm decision making - Hitachi

  • Observations and hyper-local forecasts - DTN

  • Data network - Pivotel

  • Farm data management in the AgTech Industry: successful examples from Esperance - Environmental and Cropping Technologies Australia

  • Technology For Nutrition: Decipher - CSBP

  • Incorporating technologies to improve livestock efficiencies - Sheep Solutions

  • Digital Agriculture: Farming in the Digital Age - Andrew Slade Nuffield Scholar 2018

12.00 Lunch and registrations for 1.00pm start

Event following by nibbles and wine tasting

SCF Members Free

Non-members $ 50.00

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Spreader Calibration Day with AccuSpread trainer, Russell Nichol
Jun
12
9:30 AM09:30

Spreader Calibration Day with AccuSpread trainer, Russell Nichol

Did you know that the majority of fertiliser spreaders deliver highly variable spread patterns? This compromises production rates and farm profitability as some areas within the paddock receive too much fertiliser and others too little. Understanding your spreader pattern using different products can result in higher productivity and save you money.

SCF are holding a spreader calibration day on Wednesday June 12 at Lindsay Watterson’s - 1638 Stockyard Rd, Tenterden. Join Australia’s leading AccuSpread trainer, Russell Nichol, as he shares his knowledge and demonstrates how to test and calibrate spreader machinery. We will be testing the spread patterns of 4 different machines for urea and a UREA/MOP/SOA mixture. The day will be a mixture of paddock demo’s and theory which will be held at the nearby Nunijup Hall.

FREE for SCF members, non-members welcome $50. RSVP to Nathan on 0429 468 030.

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Jan
18
1:00 AM01:00

A Farmers' Co-operative - Setting the Scene

This event will provide the opportunity for members of the Stirlings to Coast Farmers Board, SCF Co-op Executive Committee and interested SCF members to discuss the proposed Farmers’ Co-operative.

Key topics will include:

  • Why a Co-operative – benefits to our farmers

  • Market development opportunities – options for lamb trade and noodle wheat

  • Value proposition for members

  • Case studies

  • Options for setting up the Co-operative

  • Rules of the Co-operative

  • Financial management

  • Naming of the Co-operative

  • Where to next?

Presentations by

  • Sam Byrne – EO NSW Co-op

  • Ken Drummond - SCF Board member and Executive Committee Chair

  • Peter Trefort – Co-operative Ambassador

  • Christine Kershaw – CEO SCF

  • Daniel Marshall – business advisor ATQ consultanting

  • Nick Hunt - market development specialist AAM consulting.

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