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The end of Bestprac as we know it...

Bestprac has been operating in pastoral WA, SA, NSW and QLD since 1997. During this time it has evolved from structured facilitated groups into a hub of innovation and information for pastoral wool growers. Sadly June 30 2014, marks the end of...

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Young Leadership in the Pastoral Zone

Katie Fisher, AgriHort CommunicationsQueensland producer Robert Brown knows only too well how important it is to stay proactive, optimistic and information hungry – even when times are tough and a drought seems never ending.

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Horizon Scholarship

A scholarship for those passionate about agricultureAgriculture offers the most dynamic and diversified number of career pathways of any industry in Australia.

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Wool producers and social media

By Katie Fisher from AgriHort Communications

Farming can be an isolated business but, with the advent of social media, communication in agriculture has been made easier and more enjoyable. For many producers, social media has rapidly become the...

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Follow Andrew Miller in the MLA Challenge

Andrew Miller is the Owner Manager of Coniston Station, Quilpie Qld and has been working on the Bestprac Project Advisory Panel over the past year.  Andrew has recently become involved in the Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) Challenge. 

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Providing a helping hand to those who need it

Frontier Services

Outback Links, a program run by Frontier Services, matches up skilled volunteers with families in rural and remote Australia who need a helping hand.

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Nuffield Australia Applications open for 2014

Nuffield Australia has just opened its application process for 2014 Scholarships on 1st April and a record 24 Scholarships are available to primary producers from across Australia.

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Sheep CRC Graduate Program - Best Baa None

By Liz Guerin Training the next generation of agricultural scientists to service the shortfall in sheep industry needs and accelerate the delivery of innovation has been the objective of the CRC postgraduate program. With 70 students already...

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Breeding Leadership Opportunities for Young Pastoralist

by Liz Guerin It has been a busy and challenging twelve months for young Windorah pastoralist, Andrew Miller and his family. Having both worked on and managed many properties during the last 12 years, when the opportunity to lease 29 000...

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Breeding future leaders

The next generation of leaders within the wool industry has completed the 2012 Breeding Leadership Course, AWI’s professional development course for young woolgrowers.

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AW Howard Memorial Study Awards

AW Howard Memorial Study Awards for Australian Grazing or Rangeland Extension Consultants, Advisers and Agribusiness Specialists; and Australian Graziers or Rangelands Pastoralists.

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Stress

Submitted from a Bestprac member

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Nuffield scholarship a life-changing opportunity

Applications for the 2013 round of Nuffield Australia Farming Scholarships will open on the 1st April 2012.

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Sheep and wool studies

University of New England (UNE) offers the most comprehensive range of sheep and wool units in Australia.

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Time Spent Off-Farm Most Profitable

By Liz Guerin

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Snowgum offer

Australian outdoor clothing company Snowgum is offering Australian woolgrowers a 20% discount off the price of its Australian superfine Merino apparel.

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Think Tank: Ensuring Sustainability and Embracing Change in the SA Rangelands

As part of the DAFF Funded project a forum was held in Orroroo, SA, on June 28.

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New OH&S laws for all

What are the model work health and safety laws? Why do we need model work health and safety laws?

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Praise for UQ rural education initiative

A University of Queensland centre, Rangelands Australia, has become the first University-based initiative to be recognised by an Australian Rural Education Award

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Best Practice Health

Step 4: Nutrition

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Bestprac Group Snapshots from around the Country

Group reports for 2009 activities provided by group facilitators Chelsea Muster, Sally Ware and Jane Garrett.

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Best Practice Health

Step 3: Exercise

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Best Practice Health

 Step 2:  Motivation

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Best Practice Health

 

Step 1:  Your Health Check

Rod Fardell, Body Options  

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Dubbo Innovation Forum Report

Dubbo 24 August 2009

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Lower Nebine Road Trip Report - 2009

We were late, we were forgotten, we were early- we had a ball!

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Attracting and Retaining Staff in the Australian Pastoral Industry - Part 1

Summary of Key Findings

By Nandi Herholdt, The Ryder Self Group

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Attracting and Retaining Staff in the Aust Pastoral Industry - Part 2

Industry Feedback

By Nandi Herholdt, The Ryder Self Group

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Terra Madre 2008 - Turin, Italy

By Stuart Mitchell - "Cashel Vale", Bollon, Q.

During October 2008, I was privileged to be given the opportunity to participate in The Natural Fibres forum at the Slow Food conference, Terra Madre in Turin, Italy.

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Holistic Management: Thinking About the WHOLE System

By Chelsea Muster, Rural Directions Pty Ltd

The Mosely Family, based at Cobar, NSW, have adopted the holistic management principles to their business, working on balancing social, environmental and economic outcomes, both now and for future ...

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