Riverina farmers to take a new direction

A new partnership has been developed to support the future of farming.
A new partnership has been developed to support the future of farming.

A new agreement between Charles Sturt University (CSU) and seven farming systems groups will foster research, development and extension opportunities to benefit farmers, businesses and agricultural students.

The partnership, delivered through the Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation, is a strategic alliance to support the future of farming across the Central West, Riverina and north-east Victoria.

It brings together CSU, Central West Farming Systems, Holbrook Landcare Network, FarmLink Research, the Irrigated Cropping Council, Southern Growers, Riverine Plains and the Irrigation Research and Extension Committee.

CSU deputy vice-chancellor (Research Development and Industry) Professor Mary Kelly said this new agreement expanded the number of farming system group partners from four to seven.

"Charles Sturt University values collaborations such as this to deliver research and extension that has real impact to better our communities," Professor Kelly said.