Family businesses in South Australia’s grains industry will be better equipped to grow and create jobs through the rollout of the Grains Industry Farm Business Strategic Review – a partnership between Rural Business Support (RBS), Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA), Grain Producers SA (GPSA) and the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC).
This National Agriculture Day Rural Business Support is paying tribute to the resilience of South Australia’s primary production sector.
Resilience in the rural sector has remained a key theme for many South Australian producers in the past 12 months, with another year of extreme weather conditions and, for some, the continued aftermath and recovery from the devastating Pinery fire in 2015.
As the farming business skills required in the context of today’s global framework become more broad and complex, Rural Business Support (RBS) is seeking a new Board Member to support the not-for-profit’s role in helping primary producers meet the challenges of this changing face of agribusiness.
An innovative pilot program which aims to improve farm gate returns for pork producers will be launched today at Mannum by Rural Business Support.
DIVERSIFYING their business helped South East dairyfarmers Lorraine and Brian Robertson remain in the industry when dairy giants Murray Goulburn and Fonterra dropped prices to below the cost of production in 2016.
THE SOUTH Australian dairy industry is set to benefit with a $120,000 expansion of the Dairy Farm Strategic Review program in 2017.
FOSTERING leadership talent and development remains vital to the future success of the agricultural sector, says Australian Rural Leadership Foundation chief executive Matt Linnegar.
STORM affected producers have been urged to seek assistance from Rural Business Support, with heavy rainfall, flooding and damaging winds impacting on many farmers and rural businesses across South Australia.