Chinese Students Visit Lake Grace

Sarah Allen —  August 15, 2014

2014 uni student visit

On the 11th and 12th of August the WA Grains Group were hosts to students from the Northwest Agriculture and Forestry University (Yangling, China).  The students came to Western Australia for a month and have been attending lectures at Murdoch University.  The two day visit to Lake Grace and Hyden has become a regular part of their itinerary while they are in Western Australia.

During the visit the WA Grains Group organised a tour of Canbinata Yabbies by Derek Nenke, the local CBH facility by area manager Mark Pinney, and Walkers Hill Vineyard by owner Tania Bray.  The evening meal of a lamb roast with all of the vegetables, was provided on short notice by Anna and John Ayers-Dillon.  While they were in Lake Grace they also had the opportunity to see machinery, crops and on farm storage while visiting Clarkes farm.  The visit was topped off with watching shearing on Ross and Cheryl Chappell’s farm before heading off to Hyden.

The visit provided members of the WA Grains Group the opportunity to repay some of the wonderful hospitality shown to them during the Study tour to China in 2013.

Sarah Allen


Headstrong girl leaves the country for the big smoke, vowing to pursue an edgy career, void of marriage, children and farming. Then, said girl moves to the country, marries a farmer and has two children. I don't know what went wrong either... Now, amid raising two little boys on a farm with my husband, I'm slowly finding time to reclaim my creative pursuits. And so was born Crosshatch Media...