Working together in agriculture

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3rd Technical audit underway

Over the next few months 65 farmers in the Liebe area will be surveyed on their use of different farm practices such as deep ripping, soil testing and green manuring.

This survey is similar to one conducted in 2007 and 2009 and will give the Liebe group a valuable insight into how adoption trends change over time. For Summary of previous survey click here

All three surveys’ (known within the group as technical audits) are funded by the Grain Research & Development Corporation and uses the same farming families which are made up of 50 members and 15 non members.

Results should be available by September 2012.

Another Successful Liebe Group Crop Updates

The Liebe Group Crop Updates were held on the 7th of March at a new location of Dalwallinu.

The day was considered a success with around 100 people attending, the majority being Liebe members.

The Liebe Group would like to extend a big thank you to all the presenters, supporters, helpers and members who helped make the day a success.

Gary Butcher re-elected as President at AGM

The Liebe Group held our Annual General Meeting on Monday 13th of February at the Buntine Hall.

Elected office bearers include;

President: Gary Butcher

Vice President: Ross Fitzsimons

Secretary: Jemma Counsel

Treasurer: Sophie Carlshausen

The AGM was then followed by a general meeting. Our monthly General meetings are open to all members; dates are published in the newsletter. Positions are available on the management committee for members who would like to be involved in the strategic direction of the group.