Seeding 2020 Daniel Linklater MSF Chair

#Plant20 kicks off

#Plant20 kicks off after encouraging start to the season.

“It’s an extremely encouraging start to the season, but some people will be faced with extra challenges of trying to get normal agricultural input,” says MSF Chair, Daniel Linklater.

“What a pleasant change to see widespread rainfall early this year across the MSF region. Although there is still a long way to go this season, it’s a positive start for our farmer members and MSF’s many research trials that are now in the ground across SA, Vic and NSW.

Despite the impact of COVID-19 restrictions we are pleased to report we still have a full trials program, however how we deliver the information to you may be different as big field days and events are on hold for the time being.

When our MSF Board sought to invest in Immersive Ag as an extension platform ‘of convenience’ we never would have guessed it would become the main vehicle for trial site visits due to a pandemic! So as the season progresses make sure you check in to see the new content as it becomes available.

On another note, the MSF Board is continuing to meet 4 times a year (albeit virtually for the time being) and is still focused on engaging with our farmer members and stakeholders. Whilst we can’t travel across the region right now we encourage our members to reach out to us with any research priorities or issues they would like us to pursue. We are always keen to hear from you.

In October we will hold our AGM and nominations for the MSF Board will open up in September. If you are a farmer in the MSF region, have a strategic mind and a passion for RD&E and low rainfall farming systems consider nominating to become a farmer MSF Director. Terms are for a minimum of two years with one position in SA, Vic and NSW up for election or re-election every year. Keep an eye on our socials and e-updates for more info later in the year.

Wishing you all a prosperous season ahead.
Cheers,” says Robert Pocock, MSF Vice Chair in the latest MSF eUpdate (May).