About Mallee Sustainable Farming
Mallee Sustainable Farming (MSF) Inc. is a farmer driven organisation delivering research and extension services to the less than 350 mm rainfall Mallee cropping regions of New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia. MSF operates within a region of over four million hectares, extending beyond Balranald in the east to Murray Bridge in the west.
Our Service Area
As an incorporated association registered with Consumer Affairs Victoria under the Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012 MSF has, available for its members, the rules of the organisation contained in the constitution.
MSF formed in 1997 in response to a recognition that conservation farming practices had not been widely adopted across the region. Therefore, there was a need to identify the issues restricting the adoption of technology that would enhance the development of profitable and sustainable farming systems. Since it was formed, MSF has achieved a great deal. Increases in farm profitability have been observed as a result of MSF activities, along with environmental and social gains. MSF continues to be guided by farmer members to meet their information needs, whether in the sphere of cereal cropping or livestock management.
The Mallee has approx. 2000 dryland farm business’s whose activities include cropping (cereals, pulses & oil seeds) and livestock (wool, lambs and beef). An increasing number of these are members of MSF, receiving new, updated and timely information on the latest scientific research and best management practices. Activities include our FarmTalk fact sheets, Mallee Research Updates, trial site field days and research compendium articles.
The David Roget, Mallee Sustainable Farming Award for Excellence
The Award has been created to remember and celebrate the significant contributions made by the late David Roget. The Award acknowledges his enduring legacy and contribution to sustainable agriculture.
In 2015 MSF awarded its inaugural David Roget Mallee Sustainable Farming Excellence Award to Michael Moodie (Moodie Agronomy) in recognition of his contribution to sustainable farming within the Mallee region. The MSF Board will select the recipient of this Award on an annual basis with the Award being presented at the MSF Mallee Research Updates. To nominate someone for this award please click here.