GrainGrowers IWD event tackles land price issues

Gregor Heard
March 19 2024 - 8:00pm
GrainGrowers national policy group member Denise McLellan and Clear Lake farmer Melissa Wilson at the recent GrainGrowers International Women's Day event at Lower Norton.
GrainGrowers national policy group member Denise McLellan and Clear Lake farmer Melissa Wilson at the recent GrainGrowers International Women's Day event at Lower Norton.

A GrainGrowers International Women's Day (IWD) farm finance and networking event at Lower Norton near Horsham in Victoria tackled difficult farm management topics such as the impact of rising interest rates on farm viability and the difficulties presented by soaring land values.

Gregor Heard

Gregor Heard

National Grains Industry Reporter

Gregor Heard is ACM's national grains industry reporter, based in Horsham, Victoria. He has a wealth of knowledge surrounding the cropping sector through his 15 years in the role. Prior to that he was with the Fairfax network as a reporter with Stock & Land. Some of the major issues he has reported on during his time with the company include the deregulation of the export wheat market, the introduction of genetically modified crops and the fight to protect growers better from grain trader insolvencies. Still involved with the family farm he is passionate about rural Australia and its people and hopes to use his role to act as an advocate for those involved in the grain sector.

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