RGA proud to partner with BR&C Agents for 2014 Annual Conference

22 Jul 2014 10:05 AM -

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia Inc. (RGA) is looking forward to their Annual Conference in Swan Hill on 7 and 8 August, an event that would not be possible without the generous support of their conference sponsors. This year, the RGA is proud to partner with BR&C Agents who have come on board as the event’s platinum sponsor.

RGA President, Les Gordon, said the early days of BR&C Agents had much in common with the early days of the rice industry.

“BR&C Agents was founded by Malcolm Brady and Ian Runciman in 1987. Back then, many thought the pair’s move from being well-known and respected independent agents, to branching out and establishing their own business, was extremely risky, even foolhardy.”

“The same was said about many farmers planting their first rice crops around the Murrumbidgee Valley in the early 1920’s. Today, however, both the Australian rice industry and BR&C Agents are flourishing,” Mr Gordon said.

BR&C General Manager, Rob Carnell said the success of BR&C Agents is testament to what can be achieved when you combine entrepreneurial ambition, competency and a single-minded focus on helping clients realise the full potential of their farming efforts.

“Today, BR&C Agents employs over 35 staff, has offices in Swan Hill, Mildura, Ouyen, Broken Hill and Barham, and is the leading rural service business in north-western Victoria and south-western New South Wales.”

“The agronomy department is one of the cornerstones of our business, employing exceptionally dedicated agronomists with strong local connections and knowledge. BR&C’s agronomists pride themselves on delivering all aspects of advice on crop and pasture production, with the explicit aim of agronomic excellence and financial sustainability for our clients,” Mr Carnell said. 

“BR&C Agents are thrilled to be the Platinum Sponsor of the RGA’s Annual Conference as the rice industry is certainly a key priority for our business. We are looking forward to the event and meeting with rice growers from right across southern New South Wales and northern Victoria.”

Read the full media release here.