Solar the Hot Topic at Australian Cotton’s Big Day Outs
April 22, 2015
Alternative and renewable energy sources, including solar for powering cotton production, were hot topics at Australia’s CottonInfo Big Days Out at St George, Queensland and Gunnedah, NSW.
The days attracted 60 and 80 participants respectively and visitors were keen to hear from experienced growers, energy researchers, auditors, consultants and system providers. This sharing of best practice information is a common feature of Australia’s cotton industry, as it strives to continuously improve production practices by seeking innovative solutions.
Ian and Anne Brimblecombe hosted the first day at their St George farm, “Burgorah”, while day two was on Scott Morgan’s property “Kensal Green”, Gunnedah.
AgriRisk High Achiever of the Year, Narrabri farmer Brendon Warnock featured at the days, sharing insights into his farm operation, including strategic planning, human resource management and expansion.
CottonInfo and its associated partners, CRDC, Cotton Australia and Cotton Seed Distributors (CSD), ran the events, with funding assistance from the Commonwealth Department of Industry and Science.