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Upcoming Events

RGA Rice Industry Leadership Program 2020: 
Applications are open until the 22nd November for the Tier 1 Leadership program 'Introduction to the Rice industry'. This introductory program is for people with a passion and interest in the rice industry and/or supporting industries and communities. Developed in conjunction with Rice Extension team this course will be offered in February 2020... READ MORE

2019/20 Membership Subscription Reminders: 
Thank you to all RGA members who have already paid their subscriptions, this great organisation is able to function because of this contribution.  We will soon be sending reminders to those who have not yet paid.  If you have any queries about your membership, please do not hesitate to contact Carmel Cristofaro on 02 6953 0433 or one of the team at the RGA... 


National Renewables in Agriculture Conference and Expo

Thursday 14 November, 9am - 4.30pm @ The Range Function Centre, 308 Copland Street, Wagga Wagga, NSW. 

On-farm renewables are a valuable opportunity for farmers to cut costs and emissions. This inaugural event brings together farmers, agriculture and energy consultants, peak bodies and Government representatives to share stories of on-farm renewables, their business case and discuss what’s driving the transformation of energy use in agriculture. 
COST $75 per person (GSTinclusive) with lunch provided. For more information contact Karin Stark via [email protected] or 0438 187 014.


Notice is hereby given that the Rice Marketing Board for the State of New South Wales will be holding its Annual Meeting at the Historic Hydro Motor Inn, Leeton, on Thursday 21 November 2019, commencing at 6pm. Refreshments will be provided prior to the meeting at 5.30pm.

All rice growers are invited to attend.

Carol Chiswell 
Phone (02) 6953 3200

Murray-Darling Basin water markets inquiry public forum
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is hosting a series of public forums in November to hear the views of those engaged in, or affected by, markets for tradeable water rights in the Murray-Darling Basin. In particular, the ACCC invite irrigators, investors, water brokers, service providers facilitating the trading of water, environmental water holders, urban water authorities, irrigation infrastructure operators, indigenous users and community members, and market advisors and analysts to attend a forum to share their views and experiences with the ACCC.  REGISTER FOR AN EVENT HERE.

Save the date: Grower of the Year Field day

Thursday 12 December, Peter & Renee Burke, Jerilderie, NSW.

Join Peter & Renee Burke at their farm near Jerilderie to  learn how they have transitioned there business to be more profitable and resilient in a changing environment.

RGA Board and Central Executive Meeting
Monday 16 December, SunRice Office, Leeton, NSW.

EvokeAg 2020
18-19 February 2020 @ Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, VIC. 

Agrifutures Australia has locked in the dates for evokeAG 2020 where you will learn about the latest agrifood tech trends with an international focus.
Producer and student tickets have been introduced for the conference next year.
COST: $440 for students, $770 for primary producers and $1100 for delegates. READ MORE 

RGA Branch Meetings
RGA Branch Meetings are being planned for February 2020. 
Dates and locations to be advised.