Helping Australian growers succeed at the biggest job on earth
The world relies on Australian growers’ ability to embrace modern farming practices and profitably secure yields on good and marginal land so they can supply high quality produce to feed our growing population.
Feeding the world is a big job made up of countless things, many of them challenging - all of them important.
It’s finding new ways to sustainably produce a crop, investing in the business for the next generation and strengthening the local community.
At BASF we’re all about helping growers and advisors tackle their biggest jobs. Learn more about what we’re doing to support them:
Here are a few examples of our support for growers in action.
Local research, local performance, global impact.
Russell Ison is the Farm Manager and Field Biologist at BASF’s Tamworth CropSolutions Farm.
“After working as an agronomist for twenty five years, I can confidently say that Australia’s growers are great innovators. They need to be, to succeed in one of the world’s most varied and unpredictable climates.
Farming in this country is about controlling what you can, extracting productivity gains, managing costs and overcoming hurdles through a season. Sustainability is central to any successful operation.
Recognising this, our team began developing the BASF CropSolutions farm eight years ago in Tamworth, NSW.
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Helping agriculture’s next generation to find their niche
Australian agriculture is on the cusp of remarkable opportunity. It is, however, constrained by its capacity to attract, retain and cultivate talented individuals seeking a career in agriculture.
BASF wants to change this by fostering capability, knowledge and skills in the sector. They’re seeking to kick start exciting careers for talented young people through its BASF Grow Graduate Program.
The program delivers training and development pathways for those passionate in Agriculture, giving people the tools and passion to support growers over the long-term.
Meet some of our Grow Graduates and hear about their pathway into agriculture.
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Strengthening local communities from the ground up
Rupanyup grain grower Rodney Weidemann, along with his business partner Andrew Weidemann, is the owner of Weidemann Pastoral Co.
“Our people are the lifeblood of Australia’s agriculture communities. But it’s no secret that regional communities across Australia face significant challenges. The community spirit is as strong as ever, but we’re having to be more tactical when it comes to keeping the doors open in many of our cornerstone organisations.
This year we partnered with BASF on their first Community Paddock project designating one of our paddocks as an investment in our community.
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