The combined Harvey Beef Gate to Plate Schools Challenge and MLA BeefUp Forum held in Albany (Feb 19-20) was a great success. Well over 60 producers attended on the first day, and over 100 high school students participated in the schools challenge on the 2nd day.
It was a pleasure and a privilege to be invited to the forum to share our ideas, technologies, stories with the current and future generation of WA farmers. WA is doing a great job maintaining and growing agricultural education through its Colleges. There are five residential campuses located near Cunderdin, Denmark, Harvey, Morawa and Narrogin with each campus located on a commercial sized farm.
Its a shame we are seeing agricultural colleges closing down in other states when we already have a shortage of skilled labour, and a growing need for "tech-savvy" young women and men in agriculture.
Big thanks to Barbara Bishop, MLA and the Harvey Beef Gate to Plate organisers for putting on a great event.
If you are a South West WA producer interested in undertaking a commercial trial of our pasture biomass services this coming season please get in touch.