Cropping

Gain grain info before harvest

By Country News

Chain of responsibility and truck road-worthiness will be some of the big issues on the agenda at this year’s VFF Grains Pre-Harvest Roadshow.

Held across several locations from September 3 to 12, the roadshow will also feature practical demonstrations and interactive discussions from the CFA, Horsham Hydraulics, Mass Management and GrainCorp.

VFF Grains Group president Ross Johns said the roadshow was an excellent opportunity for grains producers to get key information before harvest.

‘‘There is no better opportunity for grain producers to go to a meeting in their local community and hear directly from VicRoads, CFA, grain marketers and other key industry figures in the same place,’’ he said.

‘‘The roadshow will also be a great opportunity for our grain members to get engaged in the VFF state election campaign to ensure election candidates are delivering for agriculture.

‘‘I would encourage all grains growers to find their nearest event and come along.

‘‘One good piece of advice could prove invaluable with harvest on the way.’’

Admission is free.

For more information, phone 1300 882 833.

The events are being held at:

■Donald — September 4 from 11.30am at the Donald Football Club rooms;

■Boort — September 4 from 5.45pm at Boort Golf Club;

■Dookie — September 5 from noon at the Dookie College Campus Bar Lounge;

■Nhill — September 10 from 5.45pm at the Nhill Football Club rooms;

■Longerenong — September 11 from 11.30am at Longerenong College Conference Centre;

■Lake Bolac — September 11 from 5.45pm at the Lake Bolac Football Club rooms; and

■Inverleigh — September 12 from 7.30am at the Inverleigh Hotel.