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Mums with Multiples

Do you have a high rate of triplets on your farm?

Get involved in this project to help identify the risks to ewes and their lambs

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Innovation Generation – MFMG Bus Trip
July 22 – 24, Mercure Ballarat Hotel and Convention Centre

MFMG are organising a bus to Ballarat. Register your interest to Meg Bell Conference details HERE

Diary Date: MFMG AGM & GRDC Grains Research Update – Keith
Wednesday August 21, Keith Institute. Update 9am – 1pm

Details and Registration HERE

MFMG AGM will follow immediately after

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Cropping – Collaboration across the Limestone Coast to enhance innovation and profitability  

Project Manager:  Charlie Crozier  


How are we going to get beyond what we have always done?

What is over the horizon for cropping?  What is going to affect returns from cropping into the future?

(Climate, technology, larger farms, different economies, foreign ownership, soil carbon, free trade??????)


MFMG know that there is considerable potential to be realised by small groups working more collaboratively across the region.

As part of the Cluster project, we would aim to:


  • Develop a better understanding of the current cropping industry and the opportunities that exist, through new and innovative crops.
  • continue to engage those involved in the cropping sector to build knowledge and understanding of best practice production and innovative thinking,
  • help break down  the barriers to effective communication between the small grower groups and the wider limestone coast industry
  • identify inefficiencies and common problems across the production system and build on projects such as the” NEW HORIZONS PROJECToutcomes
  • encourage understanding of the economic benefit of a collaborative approach


This process will be achieved by:

  • Working with small group members to develop new ways of thinking and understanding to identify  production and marketing issues, including those related to collaboration
  • Collaborating with government and industry bodies to understand the current markets for products as well as future new markets for current and possibly new cropping commodities.
  • Continue to actively engage the cropping industry with the aim of expanding the groups and making them relevant and sustainable into the future, as growers begin to see the relevance of being involved in the regional groups
  • Providing administration and communications support to ensure that the volunteer grower led groups will have a collaborative approach in a timely and effective manner


Through this collaboration we would expect to see a regional industry that has learnt to investigate markets, innovate and value add products that come from increased production, leading to supporting workforce growth and ultimately and industry that is sustainable in a changing economic climate. 


This project is funded through the PIRSA 2015 Premium Food and Wine Co-Innovation cluster program.


For more information and to become involved, please contact Charlie Crozier

Mobile: 0427775822