EDUCATING FARMERS: Farmers have the chance to learn for free from their homes.
EDUCATING FARMERS: Farmers have the chance to learn for free from their homes. contributed

Free webinars to inform farmers

FARMERS will have the chance to learn about grain storage from the comfort of their home with a series of free webinars.

The webinars will provide growers with convenient, timely and relevant information and advice about all aspects of storing grain on-farm with one 30 minute webinar on a different topic to be held every month for the remainder of 2019.

The free-of-charge webinars, facilitated Birchip Cropping Group, will be led by members of the Grains Research and Development Corporation's grain storage extension project team who are keen to ensure growers are extracting the most from their grain storage investments.

Chris Warrick, who co-ordinates the GRDC's Grain Storage Extension Project, said the webinars were designed to be an easy-to-access source of valuable information to support growers with their storage practices and considerations.

"The webinars are a convenient way of accessing the latest advice without having to leave the farm or office, and offer an opportunity to ask questions of the experts, they will be extremely interactive,” he said.

"It is so important to get grain storage right because if you don't the consequences can be costly.”

The first webinar will be on Tuesday, July 16, at 10am with the focus topic of planning for storage.

Site considerations and different grain storage options will be discussed to help growers set up successful grain storage from the very beginning.