Entries by Sandra Godwin

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New dates for Vic workshops

After being postponed from earlier in the year, new dates have been announced for the second round of Hands on PA Training workshops in Victoria. The GRDC-funded workshops are designed to help grain growers maximise profitability by using PA tools and strategies leading into this year’s harvest. Workshop dates are: Yarrawonga – August 8 Pyramid […]

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Members elect new leadership team

The Society of Precision Agriculture Australia (SPAA) has a new leadership team after the recent virtual Annual General Meeting. The executive is: President Philip Honey, Environmental & Cropping Technologies Australia Director (Albany, WA) Vice president Dale Kirby, North West Local Land Services Extension Manager (Gunnedah, NSW) Treasurer Steve Carn, Farmer (Parilla, SA) Immediate past president […]

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Notice of Annual General Meeting

Join the Precision Ag community online for the SPAA Annual General Meeting and hear from two special guest speakers. John Deere Production System Manager, Ben Kelly, will talk about the future outlook for PA in Australia and Beefwood Farms Manager, Glenn Coughran, will discuss the use of PA on-farm in the Gwydir Valley. There will […]

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SA Precision Ag Expo postponed

Even as Australia’s borders reopen to international travellers, the pandemic continues to disrupt events across the country. Ongoing uncertainty about the staging of events has forced the SPAA committee to make the difficult decision to postpone this year’s SA Precision Ag Expo, which was to have been held on March 24 at Two Wells. A […]

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Celebrating the life of Wendy Weston

A celebration of the life of our late Executive Officer, Wendy Weston, will be held at the Drouin Cemetery, Longwarry Road, Drouin, Victoria, on Wednesday, February 2.   The graveside service (10.45am for an 11am start) will be followed by light refreshments at the Drouin Golf Club, McGlone Road.   There will be a livestream […]

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Vale Wendy Weston

It is with deep sadness that we inform you of the passing of our Executive Officer, Wendy Weston, unexpectedly at home in Victoria on January 17. Wendy had been with SPAA since July 2021 and was helping lead the organisation through some exciting changes. She was not just a co-worker but a good friend, and […]

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New dates for NSW & Vic Hands on Precision Ag workshops

The Hands on Precision Ag Workshops have been made available with funding from: UPDATE: Lockdowns and changing border restrictions have forced adjustment of the schedule for some of the interactive Hands on Precision Agriculture Training workshops. The southern NSW and Victoria workshops will now be held in early 2022. The new dates are at https://spaa.com.au/events […]

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2021 Precision Ag Symposium – Save the date

After the success of last year’s virtual event, the 2021 Precision Ag Symposium will also be staged online. Our aim is to ensure it is accessible to all attendees right across Australia and overseas, despite the limitations placed on travel by responses to the global pandemic. Networking in person and farm tours might be off […]