The South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) operates the Minnipa Agricultural Centre (MAC).
MAC serves the cereal growing areas of the Eyre Peninsula, which produces on average 40 to 45% of South Australia's wheat.
Research and development conducted at the Minnipa Agricultural Centre includes:
- development of innovative, best practice farm management practices for low rainfall environments.
Read the Eyre Peninsula Farming Systems Summaries.
The Eyre Peninsula Agricultural Research Foundation (EPARF)
The EPARF is an independent advisory group that provides strategic support and planning for the MAC. It is an independent fundraising body for MAC programs and activities.
EPARF is composed of:
- elected members from the Eyre Peninsula farming community
- representatives from SARDI and The University of Adelaide and Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula
- approximately 300 annual members, who are mainly growers from the Eyre Peninsula.
MAC investment partners
- South Australian State Government through SARDI, the research and development division of Primary Industries and Regions South Australia (PIRSA).
- The Grains Research & Development Corporation (GRDC).
- The South Australian Grain Industry Trust (SAGIT)
- The Australian Government Department of Agriculture.
About the Minnipa Agricultural Centre
The Minnipa Agricultural Centre was previously known as the Minnipa Research Centre, Minnipa Seed Wheat Farm or Minnipa Experimental Farm.
It was established on 13 May 1915.
The centre is situated approximately 600 km north-west of Adelaide on the central Eyre Peninsula.
The centre occupies 1,200 hectares of light sandy loam with occasional patches of limestone and lighter rises. Granite outcrops are a prominent geographical feature.
Minnipa Agricultural Centre
McKenzie Rd, Minnipa SA 5654
Phone: (08) 8680 6200
Fax: (08) 8680 5020