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Upcoming Events

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Extension and Adoption Training Program 2024

Join the SW WA Hub’s six-part program providing technical training on adoption and extension practices for the agricultural industry.

Dates: 10 April to 15 May 2024

Location: in person (Perth) and online

The South-West WA Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub (SW WA Hub) Adoption and Extension team will deliver a six-part technical content training program on adoption and extension involving two face-to-face workshops and four online workshops.

Content will suit grower group staff, industry consultants or new extension/research staff that extend research to support farmer adoption.

Approximately 18 hours of content will be delivered through the program.

Participation is flexible: register for some or all dates.

Wednesday 10 April, 12 – 5 pm (5 hours) | In person at Pagoda Resort & Spa, Como

Better define priorities, then flesh them out for funding proposals or for research, development or extension work. Will work with group map as a training tool.

Sundowner and fellowship to finish the day.

Facilitators: Julianne Hill with Alison Lacey

Thursday 11 April, 9 am – 3 pm (6 hours) | In person at Pagoda Resort & Spa, Como

Plan a suite of extension activities – planning for change, target audiences, plan activities, team capacity, evaluation, risk management, etc.

Facilitators: Theo Nabben, Alison Lacey 

Wednesday 17 April, 9 – 11 am (2 hours) | Online

Getting the most out of guest presenters and subject matter experts, running events that the audience wants.

Facilitators: Alison Lacey, Julianne Hill

Wednesday 1 May, 9 – 11 am (2 hours) | Online

Defining evaluation questions, develop M & E plan, choose methods, management evaluation.

Facilitators: Theo Nabben, Julianne Hill

Wednesday 8 May, 9 – 11 am (2 hours) | Online

Aimed at new staff – how to facilitate managing meetings, format and processes in member/stakeholder engagement.

Facilitators: Julianne Hill, Alison Lacey, Theo Nabben

Wednesday 15 May, 9 – 11 am (2 hours) | Online

Group session focused on discussing and evaluating individual participants’ case-by-case challenges on E&A programs they may be currently delivering or have in the pipeline.

Facilitators: Julianne Hill, Theo Nabben, Alison Lacey

Places and Pricing

For the in-person sessions, there is space for 30 delegates and places will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

Hub Consortium Partners and GGA network members have a subsidised ticketing fee of $20 per online session and $50 for the face-to-face sessions.

All other Western Australian industry delegates are welcome with a ticketing fee of $50 per online session and $100 for the face-to-face sessions.


Special discount accommodation rate for delegates at the Pagoda Resort and Spa will be available (please advise the Pagoda when booking).


Direct any enquiries about participation in the event to the workshops’ coordinator: Alison Lacey, GGA Project Manager, 0429 084

Julianne Hill presenting to a group of people

Past Events

Briefing Session on Dry Season Resources

Join Hub Adoption Manager, Julianne Hill, for a one-hour briefing session to (re)familiarise yourself with the Hub’s library of dry season resources.

Date & Time: 23 April 2024 at 11:30 am

Location: online (Zoom)

The session will cover:

  • Where to find the new dry season resources.
  • What resources are actually available?
  • How you might extend these out to your own members should the need arise.

This session is organised by the Grower Group Alliance (GGA) as part of their ‘Extension Fest’ Briefing Series – a new series comprising six key briefing sessions on valuable resources available for GGA member groups to access and extend out to their own member stakeholders.

The Hub’s briefing session on dry season resources is open to everyone.

Dial in on the day using the Zoom link available on the GGA website.

2023 Science to Practice Forum

The forum brings together farmers, researchers, government, industry, and the community to explore innovative tools and practices helping our farmers and regions prepare for future drought.

Hosted by award-winning television journalist and presenter of ABC TV’s Landline, Pip Courtney, the 3-day forum featured engaging discussions with speakers and panel members as well as presentations and video content of Future Drought Fund and Hub-led projects.

Each day of the 2023 forum focussed on a particular theme: research and development, farmers, producers and agricultural advisors, community and policy.

Three WA videos featured during the event included Soil moisture monitoring in WA, Filling feedgaps with saltbush in WA and Wattleseed enterprise in WA

Broader industry events are promoted in the Grower Group Alliance calendar.