Rice Program RD&E Update 2019
Aug.
21
to 22 Aug.

Rice Program RD&E Update 2019

Rice Program RD&e Update will feature the latest research in the rice industry and provide opportunities for growers, researchers and industry professionals to network and discuss the outlook for C20 season.

This is a free event put on by Rice Extension and AgriFutures. We do ask that you RSVP for catering purposes.

If you have an querries please contact
Charleton Glenn - 0455 558 035
extension@rga.rog.au

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Breaking New Ground: Griffith
Aug.
8
8:30 am08:30

Breaking New Ground: Griffith

Missed out on the opportunity to attend our forum? Download our booklet to view all key take home messages.

Topics
Scott Mildren, Paul O’Donnell | Off Farm Investment & Tax | Provincial Wealth & Brain McCleary & Co Accountants
Anthony Rudd | I-AG | My Digital Farming
Elise Bowen | Sheep Data Management | Using data for decision making
John Harper | Mate helping Mate | Look, Listen, and Let somebody know
Airlie Hoskins | Rural Financial Counsellor | Drought Funding Services

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Breaking New Ground: Barham
Jul.
24
8:30 am08:30

Breaking New Ground: Barham

Download the booklet from Barham forum to access key take home messages and contact details of all our key speakers.

Wednesday 24th July 2019
Breaking New Ground ‘Farming for the future forum’
8.30am – 1.30pm
Western Murray Land Improvement Group
Morning tea & Lunch Provided
Tickets $10 for non-members

Topics
Scott Mildren | Off Farm Investment | Provincial Wealth
Peter Brick | Decipher Ag | Precision Agriculture
Elise Bowen | Sheep Data Management | Sheep Data, Selection & Management
Adrian Smith | Murray Local Land Services | Drought Business Management
Tony Flett | Rural Financial Councillor | Drought Funding Services

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Breaking New Ground: Deniliquin
Jul.
23
8:30 am08:30

Breaking New Ground: Deniliquin

Missed out on the opportunity to attend our forum? Download our booklet let to view all key take home messages.

Tuesday 23rd July 2019
Breaking New Ground ‘Farming for the future forum’
8.30 am – 1.30pm
Deniliquin RSL
Morning tea & Lunch Provided
Tickets $10

Topics
Scott Mildren & Paul O’Donnell | Provincial Wealth & Brian McCleary & Co Accountants | Off Farm Investment & Tax
Anthony Rudd | I-AG | My Digital Farming
Scott Ison | Murray Local Land Services | Animal Health
Warren Davies | The Unbreakable Farmer | Mental Health & Resilience
Tony Flett | Rural Financial Councillor | Drought Funding & Services

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2019 Rice Industry Field Day
Mar.
7
2:00 pm14:00

2019 Rice Industry Field Day

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The program is now out for the 2019 field day.

This Free event includes afternoon tea and dinner - a BBQ with rice salads and desserts.

Rice growers and industry stakeholders are invited to learn what the future of the rice industry looks like including presentations, field walks and socialising with fellow growers, researchers and industry stakeholders.

Features of the program include presentations from SunRice, Ettason’s and an introduction to the Sustainable Rice Platform. Two guest speakers will feature including Lyndi Cohen, The Nude Nutritionist who will also do a cooking demonstration.

Click on the 2019 program below for full details.

P.S Dont forget to register.

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RGA Rice Industry Leadership Program - Introduction to the Rice Industry
Feb.
18
to 21 Feb.

RGA Rice Industry Leadership Program - Introduction to the Rice Industry

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This program is designed for new and/or inexperienced people with a passion and interest in the Rice Industry. This program will engage the next generation of leaders with the challenges and opportunities facing agriculture and gaining exposure to the industry and associated organisations.

This program will give participants an opportunity to explore the different leadership paths in the industry and discover the path that is right for them.

Apply here: https://agrifutures.smartygrants.com.au/RGAleadershipprogram

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Coleambally Pre-Christmas Field Walk
Dec.
20
3:00 pm15:00

Coleambally Pre-Christmas Field Walk

There will be a field walk at Ian Payne's farm to inspect the trials and demonstrations on his farm, focusing on making the most of water available in this season and in future seasons.

Location: Farm 598, end of Veness Rd, Coleambally and follow the field day signs to the paddock.
Date: Thursday 20th Dec
Time: 3-5.30 pm.
Topics:

  • Measuring water use on Viand with early permanent water compared to late permanent water.

  • Weed and variety trial inspections.

  • Irrigation scheduling with moisture monitoring equipment and WiFi

Drinks sponsored by Landmark Coleambally.

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Nov.
27
4:00 pm16:00

Water Allocation and Trade Forum - Caldwell

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Rose Mannik, Senior Hydrologist, NSW Department of Industry – Water
Interpreting the fortnightly resource updates

Jacqui Hickey, Director River Murray Operations, Murray Darling Basin Authority
Resource assessment and allocation between states, River Murray losses calculation and how legislation impacts on operations.

Lex Batters, H2OX
Overview of water market products and how people are using these products

BBQ provided afterwards

For more information:
Erika Heffer, Landcare Coordinator 0438 719 628
eheffer@rga.org.au

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Water Allocation and Trade Forum - Finley and Caldwell
Nov.
27
10:30 am10:30

Water Allocation and Trade Forum - Finley and Caldwell

Event resources

Interpreting the fortnightly resource updates
Rose Mannik, Senior Hydrologist, NSW Department of Industry - Water

Resource assessment and allocation between states, river Murray losses calculation and how legislation impacts on operations
Jacqui Hickey, Director River Murray Operations, MDBA

Overview of water market products and how people are using these products
Lex Batters, H2OX

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Drill sowing field walk - Bilbul
Nov.
23
8:00 am08:00

Drill sowing field walk - Bilbul

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A quick field walk at Clint Badoco's farm crop to re-visit his crop establishment and to discuss drill sown crop decision making so far and going forward. 

Location: Clint Badoco's farm, Turner Rd, Bilbul. Cross onto the eastern side of the Mirool Branch Canal opposite the Evans Rd or Poletta Rd turnoff from Mirool Branch Canal Rd. Look for the Rice Field Day signs.
Date: This Friday, 23rd November
Time: 8-9 am
Topics:

  • Weed control

  • Irrigation

  • Establishment

  • Planned nutrition management

Attendance at the last drill sowing field walk is not required.

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Women in Rice - Wakool
Nov.
21
10:00 am10:00

Women in Rice - Wakool

Listen or watch the presentations by joining the Women in Rice Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/womeninrice/

Resources

Brand building and creating positive stories, Belinda Allitt, AgriFutures Australia

Explainer video: How to use Rice$cenario - Water cost and gross margin calculator.

A detailed tutorial on how to use Rice$cenario - An online tool that helps you determine: - How much water you need for your planned irrigation program. - The water costs of your planned irrigation program. - Crop and livestock gross margins. - Sensitivity analyses of your planned program for a given scenario.
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Water Allocation and Trade Forums - Griffith and Coleambally
Nov.
13
10:30 am10:30

Water Allocation and Trade Forums - Griffith and Coleambally

Event resources

Interpreting the fortnightly resource updates
Neeraj Maini, NSW Department of Industry - Water

How and when snow water contributes to allocations
James Pirozzi, Snowy Hydro

Overview of water market products and how people are using these products
Craig Feuerherdt, H2OX

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Oct.
24
8:00 am08:00

Drill sowing field walk - Coleambally

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There will be a quick field walk on drill sowing decisions at Coleambally.
Location: Perry Hardy's Farm, Farm 524, Boerema Rd, Coleambally
Date: This Wednesday, 24th October
Time: 8-9 am
Topics:

  • Herbicide decisions

  • Machinery set-up

  • Seed placement

  • Ground preparation

  • Planned nutrition, weed and irrigation management

This is a particularly good opportunity to look at a drill sown crop just before making spraying decisions, for new drill sowing growers to see and learn how more experienced growers drill sow and for general discussion on drill sowing rice.

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Oct.
12
8:00 am08:00

Drill sowing field walk - Widgelli

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We are holding a quick field walk to see drill sowing in action.
Location: Chris Morshead's farm, Burcher Ln, Widgelli
Date: This Friday, 12th October
Time: 8-9 am
Topics:

  • Machinery set-up

  • Seed placement

  • Ground preparation

  • Planned nutrition, herbicide and irrigation management

This is a particularly good opportunity for new drill sowing growers to see and learn how more experienced growers drill sow and also for all growers to share how they drill sow rice.

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Rice Pre-season meetings
Aug.
28
to 30 Aug.

Rice Pre-season meetings

Handouts:

Presentations:

Grower examples: wise water use in 2018, Troy Mauger, Rice Extension

Delaying permanent water case study on Darrell Fiddler, Leah Garnett, Rice Extension

SunRice season update and grower benchmarking, Anna Jewell/Mark Groat, SunRice Grower Services

Booklets:

Grower Scorecards

Factsheets:

Videos:

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Aug.
23
2:00 pm14:00

Agronomists Technical Update - Denilquin

This update will provide agronomists with the detail needed to best serve their rice-growing clients throughout the season:

·         How to get the best out of the new rice herbicide

·         Variety specific agronomy packages

·         Helping your clients through tough times

Save the date - More detail will be sent out to agronomists soon.

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Aug.
23
7:30 am07:30

Agronomists Technical Update - Griffith

This update will provide agronomists with the detail needed to best serve their rice-growing clients throughout the season:

·         How to get the best out of the new rice herbicide

·         Variety specific agronomy packages

·         Helping your clients through tough times

Save the date - More detail will be sent out to agronomists soon.

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Rice 101: for new agronomists, advisors and growers in the rice industry
Aug.
14
8:30 am08:30
Aug.
10
9:00 am09:00

Farm Business Essentials Workshop

TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR BUSINESS FINANCES
GET A BETTER DEAL FROM YOUR BANK!
•Your annual tax return is next years farm management data and decision making fodder
•If you simply file your tax return away each year, this is a MUST ATTEND Masterclass for you
•Find measures to assess farm business performance e.g. Profit and Loss, Balance Sheet, Cash Flow, ‘KPI’ s
•Learn how profit is really measured in a farm business
•Identify ways to improve financial and overall business performance
•Measure true equity and understand why it is important
•Understand how banks assess your business … (negotiate a better interest rate!)

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Griffith Business and Technology Forum, Irrigating into the future
Jun.
28
8:30 am08:30

Griffith Business and Technology Forum, Irrigating into the future

Booklet

  • Seasonal water price influences, Anthony McCloskey, Key Water
  • Water products - which ones to choose, Michael Ryan, Riverina Agriconsultants
  • Financials for forward planning, Steven Bourke, Rabobank
  • WHS: Self assessment, William Lloyd, Safe Ag Systems
  • Protecting the business: succession, insurance, super, Glen Wilson, Commonwealth Bank
  • Various images with local results, Thane Pringle, Independent Precision Ag
  • Setting up farm WiFi, Dan Winson, Agrinet and James Brinkhoff, Deakin University
  • Irrigation automation - a Qld example, Steve Attard, Agritech Solutions
  • How to think about emerging technologies, Paul Higgins, Emergent Futures
  • R&D in rice around the world: towards 2028, Russell Ford, SunRice

Presentations

2018/19 Outlook and Dam Situation, James Pirozzi, Snowy Hydro

WHS: Do you have a plan, William Lloyd, Safe Ag Systems

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Food and Fibre with Flair
Jun.
19
10:00 am10:00

Food and Fibre with Flair

Event resources

Presentations

Murray Darling Basin 101, Liz Stott, MDBA

Videos

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Murray Darling Basin 101, Liz Stott, MDBA

Workplace relations: prioritising productivity over paperwork, Ben Foley, Workplace Assured

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