Next Gen Meeting – Bundaberg


When:  Tuesday 7th Feb, 2017
Who:    Everyone who is interested is welcome!
Time:    4:00pm
Where: Dean Cayley’s farm – Rexs Rd, Alloway QLD 4670

  • View Dean’s new low pressure lateral irrigator
  • Next Gen Officer, Gerard Puglisi, will talk about upcoming CaseIH StepUp 2017 Conference in Mackay
  • Forward pricing update – Gavin Lerch
  • Tractors display – McDonald Murphy
  • Drinks and nibbles
  • Lucky door prize! – McDonald Murphy/Case IH

Feel free to invite others to this event

Please RSVP for catering by Monday 6th Feb by phone/text to one of the reps below:

  • Gavin Lerch – 0418 798 225
  • Josh Buchbach  – 0427559095
  • Angela Marshall – 0435799041

For more information about Next Gen and the StepUp conference and to register for the conference online visit

Next Gen Meeting – Mackay

When: 10th of Oct at 7:30pm
Where: at West Leagues Club, Walkerston.

Mackay Next Gen Group will be hold meeting to discuss topics such as:

  • Information about the 2017 Step Up Conference
  • Industry Training course that have been offered to the Next Gen Group, and
  • Some member of the McKay Sugar Board will be in attendance to give a company update and to answer any question.
For more information and to RSVP contact Phil on 0417 796 468.

Next Gen Meeting – Meadowvale

Where: At AGRI-CON Solutions (Cameron Greaves) – 972 Rosedale Road, Meadowvale, QLD 4670
When: Thursday, 9th June 2016
Time: 4:00pm

The meeting will include:

  • Presentation by Cameron Greaves, showcasing Agri-Con’s machinery and services
  • Sugar Marketing update by Cathy Kelly – Qld Sugar Ltd
  • A tour around Bundaberg Sugar’s Rosedale Road Farm
  • For those who would like to stay on, a BBQ and refreshments will be available afterward at Josh Buchbach’s house – Quinn’s Road (Please RSVP)

RSVP: for catering for the BBQ please reply by NOON Tuesday 7th June by e-mailing

Please feel free to invite others to this event.

Next Gen Farmers investigating harvest loss improvements and value chain improvements

 Our primary industries face unique challenges managing the impacts of physical, social and economic change.  How industry participants embrace new technologies will also continue to be of substantial importance.  Next Generation leaders have a vital role to play in the future development and sustainability of the industry. Through sharing their learning experiences as a group, Next Gen participants can better evaluate their leanings and more confidently adopt these into their own farming operations. Next Gen participants who are not the key decision makers of their farming operations can better present the case for trialling new concepts which may lead to practice change. The regular interaction of Next Gen participants within and between regions builds a reticulation of knowledge sharing and support.

On the 18th of April a group of 14 Next Generation participants from Mossman to Northern New South Wales left Mossman on a 4 day trip to the Burdekin and back to Mossman. Continue reading

Bundaberg Next Gen meeting

Date: Thursday 17th March
Time: 4:15pm
Place: At Gavin & Hayley Lerch’s farm – 849 Bundaberg Gin Gin Road, Splitters Creek, Sharon

NUFARM PIZZA NIGHT (win a pizza oven!)

  • Spray technologies
  • Product innovations
  • Spraywise decisions
  • Mixing and spray demonstrations
  • Nutrifert Oz-Cal (see below) & Oz-Gyp Soil Ameriolants (Neil Innes – Lindsay Rural)
  • Solar farming (Gavin Lerch – NextGen)
  • Queensland Sugar update (Cathy Kelly – QSL)

Thanks to Nufarm and Lindsay Rural who will be providing pizzas and refreshments for the afternoon.

RSVP: for catering please reply by  NOON Monday 14th March. Please reply to this email or phone/SMS one of the Reps below

Please feel free to invite others to this event. 

Everyone who attends a Pizza Night will have the chance to win a pizza oven on the night*!

If you have any questions or wish to RSVP please contact us,

Josh Buchbach – 0427 559 095
Gavin Lerch – 0418 798 225

Bundaberg/ Isis Next Gen meeting

Next Gen invites you to attend the Next Gen’s Bundaberg/ Isis meeting to be held in the Alloway area on Tuesday 17th February 2015.

Where: Meet at Alloway Country Club at 4pm and take a short drive to Greg Zunker’s farm to inspect soybeans, cane and new lateral irrigator.

Gerard Puglisi (the Next Gen Officer) will be present and will give us an overview of how the other Next Gen Groups are going.

We’ll also be providing further information about the upcoming Next Gen conference – “Step UP 2015″.

We encourage you to come along, bring a friend and join in the social environment that Next Gen is renowned for.

If you can’t attend the meeting, that’s ok, but still please consider making the effort to travel north for the conference.  The conference is at Palm Cove (just north of Cairns) on 16-18th March, and is great opportunity to meet like-minded people and learn new ideas.  We guarantee that you and farm will benefit from the positive experience.  For more info visit  or talk to one of your local Next Gen Reps.

Your Next Gen Bundy/Isis Reps:

Gavin Lerch – 0418 798 225
Josh Buchbach – 0427 559 095