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Welcome to Walgett

Walgett is a town in northern NSW, Australia, it is the junction of the Barwon and Namoi Rivers and the Kamilaroi and Castlereagh Highways. It was inhabited by the Gamilaroi (also spelt Kamilaroi) Nation of Indigenous peoples before white settlement.

Walgett website and business directory, Walgett is a town in northern NSW, Australia, it is the junction of the Barwon and Namoi Rivers and the Kamilaroi and Castlereagh Highways. It was inhabited by the Gamilaroi (also spelt Kamilaroi) Nation of Indigenous peoples before white settlement. It was gazetted in 1851 and town sites were surveyed in 1859.

Tourism

Walgett is a major highway junction for touring routes to the north Lightning Ridge, to the East Burren Junction and Wee Waa to the South Coonamble to the west Brewarrina.

Agriculture

The Walgett District is a producer of a variety of agricultural commodities including cotton, wheat, beef cattle and sheep and pulse crops.

History

Walgett is rich in history it was gazetted in 1859 and the courthouse built in 1865 it was a port for paddle steamers in 1861 to 1870.  It was proclaimed 20 March 1885 and surveyed.

Directory

A business directory of the town and is included in the Namoi Business Directory, if you own a business the cost to have a landing page and or a listing is minimal.

Rural News

Potential ‘game-changers’ chosen for cotton industry’s 2022 emerging leaders program

Potential ‘game-changers’ chosen for cotton industry’s 2022 emerging leaders program

Author: Kate Schwager/Saturday, January 15, 2022/Categories: Wee Waa, Rural News, Agriculture

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Australia’s cotton industry has selected 15 of the country’s most outstanding, up and coming cotton stakeholders for its premier entry-level leadership program.
Eight women and seven men from across NSW, Qld and the ACT will participate in the 2022 Australian Future Cotton Leaders Program (AFCLP), with support from Cotton Australia and the Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC).
The program aims to develop their leadership knowledge, skills and experience so that they, in turn, can play key roles in further developing the industry.
Cotton Australia CEO Adam Kay said the calibre of applicants highlights the role Australia has in leading the world in improving cotton quality and environmental stewardship.
“I am excited about the 2022 Future Cotton Leaders Program because of the potential for real benefit to the participants and the industry as a whole. They have some game-changing ideas and a passion for improving sustainability, quality and yield.”
Mr Kay said the development of our future cotton leaders is essential as the industry seeks to further improve water and pesticide use efficiencies while maximising quality and yield.
“The program is professionally delivered, empowering participants to give as much as they take, encouraging fresh thinking and innovation from our emerging cotton decision-makers.”
CRDC Executive Director Dr Ian Taylor said the participants represent the diversity of the cotton industry and its supply chain.
“The 2022 cohort includes cotton growers and farm managers, researchers, extension officers, marketers, and fashion designers - a talented mix of people who are already working to improve the future of the Australian cotton industry. In their day to day roles, these emerging leaders are already tackling big issues like cotton’s heat and drought tolerance, water use efficiency, ginning optimisation and showcasing cotton as a renewable resource for emerging designers,” Dr Taylor said.
“Previous graduates of the AFCLP have been drivers of change and we have confidence that the 2022 participants will continue that tradition.”
In 2022 the program will feature face-to-face forums, interactive online discussions, one-on-one coaching and integration with industry activities. Participants will also undertake an individual project related to their area of interest. The program will conclude at the Australian Cotton Conference in August 2022.
The full list of successful applicants follows:
Grower/support coordinator
  Jenna Bell. Whitton
James Bierhoff. Moree
Emma. Bond. Ormeau
Kim. Byrnes. Moree
Charlie. Clark. Goondiwindi
Patrick. Fillipi. Sydney
Danni. Ingram. Emerald
Bradley. Jonsson. Ravenshoe
Sam. Lee. Dalby
Jess. Lehmann Canberra
Demi. Sargent. Richmond
Kimberley  Stevens Biloela
Jess Strauch Goondiwindi
Matthew Whittaker Gunnedah
William Woolcock. Wee Waa
  

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