2020 SADGA Cropwalks

SADGA has developed two very intensive spring cropwalk programs to view the southern region trial sites for our members and interested participants.

Come along to the SADGA forums to hear about varying topics that ultimately impact on your bottom line. Hear from Dr Sue Stewart (Uni Adelaide) on barley malt flavour, Dr Anh Pham (Uni Adelaide) for the latest regarding drought tolerance research in barley, and Professors Diane Mather and Jason Able (Uni Adelaide) on durum germplasm that has enhanced levels of lutein (value-adding for the durum industry) – just to name a few of the speakers and the areas in which they will focus on.

Due to COVID-19 and the border closure between SA and Victoria our South East cropwalks will only occur in South Australia. However we are looking forward to working with MacKillop Farm Management Group again this year starting at Wolseley and finishing at the Keith NVT.

Dates have been set as follows:

Wednesday, September 2nd: Mid North Durum Crop Walk at Roseworthy:  Program & Maps

Our cropwalks are a free service to Durum Growers and SADGA is looking forward to you joining us on site however on this occasion REGISTRATION WILL BE ESSENTIAL.

Wednesday, October 7th: South East of South Australia Comibined SADGA/MFMG Crop Walk commencing at Wolseley Community & Recreation Centre.  Program and Maps V4 (Updated 22/09/20)

Changes to these program will occur without notice and both events are subject to the Australian and State Government COVID-19 restrictions.

Please click on this link to register your interest for the South East https://bit.ly/30yNUoh

This cropwalk will be compliant with SA Health COVID 19 Regulations

Please do not come to this cropwalk if:

  • You are feeling unwell
  • Have travelled interstate / overseas within the last 2 weeks

Whilst attending this cropwalk we ask that you:

  • Practise good hygiene
  • Observe physical distancing (1.5m) wherever possible
  • Register your attendance with SADGA prior to the event or on the day with your full name and contact information.

* Hand Sanitizer, antiseptic wipes and signage will be provided

[Image: Rhiannon Schilling presenting at the 2019 Cropwalk at Roseworthy]

2020 SADGA Facilities Tours and Durum Forum

The SADGA team, with the generous support of San Remo and The University of Adelaide, will be recognising Durum from a beginning to end point of view.

We invite you to join us in Adelaide to tour The Waite Campus to view the breeding centre where the Durum process begins, you will see robotics at work in the plant accelerator, and the state-of-the-art lab as well as Hugh Wallwork’s famous terraces and the glass houses where Hugh does all his crossings. We are also fortunate to be given an exclusive tour of the San Remo Milling Facility. A rare opportunity to see and understand the process of turning our golden grain into high quality pasta for the end user.

Following the tours which includes a complimentary lunch at Beltana Cafe we reconvene at the Charles Hawker Conference Centre Auditorium for the 2020 Durum Forum, a comprehensive, multi speaker insight into all things durum, plus reports of the seasonal trials and breeding program outcomes, new chemistry, as well as information about marketing at domestic levels and the global demand and much much more.

The program concludes with a complimentary two course meal at Beltana Cafe with special guest dinner speaker Deanna Lush. Deanna is an award winning journalist and Managing Director of AgCommunicators.  Deanna has completed a Churchill Fellowship studying communication and engagement methods to improve the understanding of agriculture between rural and metropolitan audiences and delivered numerous presentations across Australia and across all food and fibre sectors on her Churchill recommendations to build trust in agriculture. Deanna’s work on trust in agriculture won her the Australian Farm Institute John Ralph Essay Award, she was recognised in 2019 as an emerging South Australian business leader in the InDaily 40 Under 40 Awards and winner of the 2019 SA AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award.
Deanna’s presentation ‘Earning trust with our community’ will draw together her learnings and insights from her travel and research, and enable us, as an agricultural community, to consider what we do on our farms day-in, day-out and how we communicate it

Click on the links for comprehensive program or print friendly Black and White version:

2020 SADGA Tours and Forum PROGRAM or Print Friendly_B&W Program

If you are keen to attend the Tours, 2020 Durum Forum, Lunch and Dinner and hop on the bus from Clare or Nhill/Kaniva, book your tickets today!

BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL for catering, tour management, forum and bus seats.

Click on the link below to book your tickets.
https://www.trybooking.com/BGHCD 

Locations & Map Links : (1) San Remo (2) The Waite

For more information or help with reservations please contact:
John Green 0427 101 482 or Deb Baum 0481 322 821

These tours, the forum, the meals and buses are generously supported by San Remo, The University of Adelaide, SADGA and the SADGA Sponsors.

2020 SADGA Tours and Forum PROMO PROGRAM FINAL_Print Friendly_B&W 2020 SADGA Tours and Forum PROMO PROGRAM FINAL

Positions Vacant: SADGA Treasurer

The Southern Australia Durum Growers Association is now seeking a person for the role of

SADGA TREASURER

Position will become vacant from July 1st, 2020 or filled by prior appointment. Applications close 13th December 2019.

Role is a contractor position for the financial management of SADGA of the maintenance and reporting of accurate financial records and includes but not limited to:

  • Receipt, Payment and Raising of all invoices
  • Reconciliation and reporting of all financial records
  • Sound skills in financial management
  • Knowledge of website and social media communication
  • Knowledge of the Grains and Farming Industry

Job and person specifications are available on request.

Please note, applicants must have full rights to work in Australia, sponsorship is not available for this role

Enquiries: SADGAsecretary@gmail.com 0481322821

2020 SADGA Bustrip, Tour & Forum

SAVE THE DATE Wednesday 26th, February 2020
The SADGA team with the generous support of San Remo and The Waite are changing the 2020 Forum format to take the form of 2 Buses, 2 Tours, 1 Forum after lunch and 2 course Dinner with guest speaker.

One bus will leave Clare, the other from Nhill to come together in Adelaide to tour both the San Remo Milling Facility, a rare opportunity to see and understand the process of turning durum into high quality pasta and the Waite Campus, where you will see robotics at work in the plant accelerator, and the state-of-the- art lab, Hugh Wallwork’s famous terraces and his glass houses where Hugh does all his crossings. After that, we convene the Forum in the Charles Hawker Conference Centre where you’ll hear all the durum information you need to know including varieties, markets, chemical and trial results. We finish the day around 6:00 pm with a complimentary two course meal at Beltana Cafe at the Waite and special guest dinner speaker. Then it’s back on the bus for the trip home to Clare and Nhill.

If you are keen to attend the tour and hop on the bus, reserve your seat today!
BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL click on the link to book your tickets.
https://www.trybooking.com/BGHCD      2020 Bustrip and Forum Program 
For more information or help with reservations please contact:
John Green 0427 101 482 or Deb Baum 0481 322 821
This tour, the forum and the dinner is generously supported by San Remo and SADGA.