Mallee Sustainable Farming (MSF) was born out of a partnership between farmers and some of Australia’s leading agricultural agencies – and it’s a trend that continues to deliver to this day.
National grains representative body GrainGrowers has long been a proud partner of MSF, with the two organisations working together to deliver research, development and extension activities across the Mallee.
GrainGrowers Regional Coordinator David Evans said the partnership reflected both organisations’ goals to develop and promote a more efficient, sustainable and profitable grains industry.
‘Supporting innovation is an important part of achieving our vision and we welcome the chance to be involved now and in the future with MSF’s vital work,’ he said.
As a major sponsor of MSF, GrainGrowers reaps the benefit of being able to connect directly with MSF’s member farmers in the Mallee regions of South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales.
By working with MSF, GrainGrowers is also improving outcomes for Mallee farmers.
A recent collaboration between GrainGrowers and MSF is increasing audience participation at MSF field days and events using new technology.
Now, thanks to the new audience interactive system, presenters aren’t limited to answering questions from their audience – they can flip things around to ask questions of attending farmers and share the answers in real time with the wider group.
This leading-edge extension and engagement technology is just one way in which MSF and its partners including GrainGrowers are working together to adopt the latest innovations to benefit agribusiness in the Mallee.