24 Apr 2023
The NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) will swing open the gates to its Australian Cotton Research Institute (ACRI) in Narrabri on Saturday, 13 May 2023 and welcome the community to join in celebration to mark 65 years of primary industries research at the site.
NSW DPI Narrabri Institute Director, Rod Jackson said staff are excited to invite the local community and other stakeholders to the DPI open day, which will showcase their achievements in cotton and grain research as well as the economic and social contribution DPI makes to the region.
“DPI is pleased to be able to welcome the community to view our world-class facilities, learn about current research and development programs as well as hear about our rich history and ongoing commitment to creating stronger primary industries,” Mr Jackson said.
“Since being established in 1958, the DPI ACRI has played a vital role in ensuring the cotton and broadacre cropping industries continue to be productive, profitable and sustainable.
“This 65 year milestone reminds us of the important, and broad, research and development we undertake here at Narrabri and DPI’s commitment to deliver world renowned research and development that maximises outcomes for NSW primary industries and the communities they support.”
Some of the achievements at the DPI ACRI include:
The open day will be held on Saturday 13 May 2023 from 9:00am to 3:30pm at the DPI ACRI, which is located on Wee Waa Road, Narrabri. It will consist of farm tours, talks and demonstrations by DPI and CSIRO staff as well as historical displays and food stalls and other fun activities.
A workshop organised by DPI’s Farm Business Resilience Program will also be held on attracting, retaining, and developing skilled agricultural staff.
For more information, visit the DPI website, www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/openday.
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