<p><br /> <br /> Established in 1947 by WB &ldquo;Bill&rdquo; Hunter, the company of WB Hunter P/L has undergone constant growth to become a leading player in the rural industry. Today, we have eight stores located throughout northern Victoria and southern New South Wales, with our head office based in Shepparton, in the heart of Victoria&rsquo;s Goulburn Valley. We are a 100% Australian owned and operated company, and pride ourselves on the service we offer our customers. We employ over 100 staff from our local communities, and support the local community not only through employment, but also through sponsorships and support.<br /> <br /> All of our eight branches are members of the National Rural Independents (NRI) buying group; this provides us with a competitive edge in retailing our rural merchandise items, allowing us to provide competitive pricing to our customers. Our main Shepparton store is also a member of the Home Hardware group. As such, our Shepparton store can provide a huge range of hardware, timber and trade supplies to our customers, while accessing the best prices offered through the Home Hardware group. Furthermore, our current range of rural products in our Shepparton store is also complimented by a huge range of pet products, accessed through the Indepet buying group.</p>

<p><br /> <br /> Established in 1947 by WB &ldquo;Bill&rdquo; Hunter, the company of WB Hunter P/L has undergone constant growth to become a leading player in the rural industry. Today, we have eight stores located throughout northern Victoria and southern New South Wales, with our head office based in Shepparton, in the heart of Victoria&rsquo;s Goulburn Valley. We are a 100% Australian owned and operated company, and pride ourselves on the service we offer our customers. We employ over 100 staff from our local communities, and support the local community not only through employment, but also through sponsorships and support.<br /> <br /> All of our eight branches are members of the National Rural Independents (NRI) buying group; this provides us with a competitive edge in retailing our rural merchandise items, allowing us to provide competitive pricing to our customers. Our main Shepparton store is also a member of the Home Hardware group. As such, our Shepparton store can provide a huge range of hardware, timber and trade supplies to our customers, while accessing the best prices offered through the Home Hardware group. Furthermore, our current range of rural products in our Shepparton store is also complimented by a huge range of pet products, accessed through the Indepet buying group.</p>

<p><br /> <br /> Established in 1947 by WB &ldquo;Bill&rdquo; Hunter, the company of WB Hunter P/L has undergone constant growth to become a leading player in the rural industry. Today, we have eight stores located throughout northern Victoria and southern New South Wales, with our head office based in Shepparton, in the heart of Victoria&rsquo;s Goulburn Valley. We are a 100% Australian owned and operated company, and pride ourselves on the service we offer our customers. We employ over 100 staff from our local communities, and support the local community not only through employment, but also through sponsorships and support.<br /> <br /> All of our eight branches are members of the National Rural Independents (NRI) buying group; this provides us with a competitive edge in retailing our rural merchandise items, allowing us to provide competitive pricing to our customers. Our main Shepparton store is also a member of the Home Hardware group. As such, our Shepparton store can provide a huge range of hardware, timber and trade supplies to our customers, while accessing the best prices offered through the Home Hardware group. Furthermore, our current range of rural products in our Shepparton store is also complimented by a huge range of pet products, accessed through the Indepet buying group.</p>

<p><br /> <br /> Established in 1947 by WB &ldquo;Bill&rdquo; Hunter, the company of WB Hunter P/L has undergone constant growth to become a leading player in the rural industry. Today, we have eight stores located throughout northern Victoria and southern New South Wales, with our head office based in Shepparton, in the heart of Victoria&rsquo;s Goulburn Valley. We are a 100% Australian owned and operated company, and pride ourselves on the service we offer our customers. We employ over 100 staff from our local communities, and support the local community not only through employment, but also through sponsorships and support.<br /> <br /> All of our eight branches are members of the National Rural Independents (NRI) buying group; this provides us with a competitive edge in retailing our rural merchandise items, allowing us to provide competitive pricing to our customers. Our main Shepparton store is also a member of the Home Hardware group. As such, our Shepparton store can provide a huge range of hardware, timber and trade supplies to our customers, while accessing the best prices offered through the Home Hardware group. Furthermore, our current range of rural products in our Shepparton store is also complimented by a huge range of pet products, accessed through the Indepet buying group.</p>

<p><br /> <br /> Established in 1947 by WB &ldquo;Bill&rdquo; Hunter, the company of WB Hunter P/L has undergone constant growth to become a leading player in the rural industry. Today, we have eight stores located throughout northern Victoria and southern New South Wales, with our head office based in Shepparton, in the heart of Victoria&rsquo;s Goulburn Valley. We are a 100% Australian owned and operated company, and pride ourselves on the service we offer our customers. We employ over 100 staff from our local communities, and support the local community not only through employment, but also through sponsorships and support.<br /> <br /> All of our eight branches are members of the National Rural Independents (NRI) buying group; this provides us with a competitive edge in retailing our rural merchandise items, allowing us to provide competitive pricing to our customers. Our main Shepparton store is also a member of the Home Hardware group. As such, our Shepparton store can provide a huge range of hardware, timber and trade supplies to our customers, while accessing the best prices offered through the Home Hardware group. Furthermore, our current range of rural products in our Shepparton store is also complimented by a huge range of pet products, accessed through the Indepet buying group.</p>

<p><br /> <br /> Established in 1947 by WB &ldquo;Bill&rdquo; Hunter, the company of WB Hunter P/L has undergone constant growth to become a leading player in the rural industry. Today, we have eight stores located throughout northern Victoria and southern New South Wales, with our head office based in Shepparton, in the heart of Victoria&rsquo;s Goulburn Valley. We are a 100% Australian owned and operated company, and pride ourselves on the service we offer our customers. We employ over 100 staff from our local communities, and support the local community not only through employment, but also through sponsorships and support.<br /> <br /> All of our eight branches are members of the National Rural Independents (NRI) buying group; this provides us with a competitive edge in retailing our rural merchandise items, allowing us to provide competitive pricing to our customers. Our main Shepparton store is also a member of the Home Hardware group. As such, our Shepparton store can provide a huge range of hardware, timber and trade supplies to our customers, while accessing the best prices offered through the Home Hardware group. Furthermore, our current range of rural products in our Shepparton store is also complimented by a huge range of pet products, accessed through the Indepet buying group.</p>

<p><br /> <br /> Established in 1947 by WB &ldquo;Bill&rdquo; Hunter, the company of WB Hunter P/L has undergone constant growth to become a leading player in the rural industry. Today, we have eight stores located throughout northern Victoria and southern New South Wales, with our head office based in Shepparton, in the heart of Victoria&rsquo;s Goulburn Valley. We are a 100% Australian owned and operated company, and pride ourselves on the service we offer our customers. We employ over 100 staff from our local communities, and support the local community not only through employment, but also through sponsorships and support.<br /> <br /> All of our eight branches are members of the National Rural Independents (NRI) buying group; this provides us with a competitive edge in retailing our rural merchandise items, allowing us to provide competitive pricing to our customers. Our main Shepparton store is also a member of the Home Hardware group. As such, our Shepparton store can provide a huge range of hardware, timber and trade supplies to our customers, while accessing the best prices offered through the Home Hardware group. Furthermore, our current range of rural products in our Shepparton store is also complimented by a huge range of pet products, accessed through the Indepet buying group.</p>

<p><br /> <br /> Established in 1947 by WB &ldquo;Bill&rdquo; Hunter, the company of WB Hunter P/L has undergone constant growth to become a leading player in the rural industry. Today, we have eight stores located throughout northern Victoria and southern New South Wales, with our head office based in Shepparton, in the heart of Victoria&rsquo;s Goulburn Valley. We are a 100% Australian owned and operated company, and pride ourselves on the service we offer our customers. We employ over 100 staff from our local communities, and support the local community not only through employment, but also through sponsorships and support.<br /> <br /> All of our eight branches are members of the National Rural Independents (NRI) buying group; this provides us with a competitive edge in retailing our rural merchandise items, allowing us to provide competitive pricing to our customers. Our main Shepparton store is also a member of the Home Hardware group. As such, our Shepparton store can provide a huge range of hardware, timber and trade supplies to our customers, while accessing the best prices offered through the Home Hardware group. Furthermore, our current range of rural products in our Shepparton store is also complimented by a huge range of pet products, accessed through the Indepet buying group.</p>

<p><br /> <br /> Established in 1947 by WB &ldquo;Bill&rdquo; Hunter, the company of WB Hunter P/L has undergone constant growth to become a leading player in the rural industry. Today, we have eight stores located throughout northern Victoria and southern New South Wales, with our head office based in Shepparton, in the heart of Victoria&rsquo;s Goulburn Valley. We are a 100% Australian owned and operated company, and pride ourselves on the service we offer our customers. We employ over 100 staff from our local communities, and support the local community not only through employment, but also through sponsorships and support.<br /> <br /> All of our eight branches are members of the National Rural Independents (NRI) buying group; this provides us with a competitive edge in retailing our rural merchandise items, allowing us to provide competitive pricing to our customers. Our main Shepparton store is also a member of the Home Hardware group. As such, our Shepparton store can provide a huge range of hardware, timber and trade supplies to our customers, while accessing the best prices offered through the Home Hardware group. Furthermore, our current range of rural products in our Shepparton store is also complimented by a huge range of pet products, accessed through the Indepet buying group.</p>

<p>NRI was formed in 2001, by the visionary owners of ten Independent Rural Retail operations.<br /> <br /> The drive behind each business was an appetite for change. Corporates were taking over the Farm Input market. There was a need for a truly Independent group, without the cost associated with a wholesale structure.<br /> <br /> Today the NRI group has more than 100 stores in every state and territory of Australia, providing Farm Inputs and Specialty advice to primary producers.<br /> <br /> Importantly, we have established partnerships with the major supply companies because we present the most efficient route to market for their products and services. Through collaboration with our suppliers, NRI remains at the forefront of the latest technical advances in Agriculture.<br /> <br /> Each of our stores has a unique service offering to suit their local producers&rsquo; needs. It is this intimate local knowledge that enables them to deliver the best production outcomes for their customers. Our shareholders also play an active role in their local communities through employment, community programs and sponsorships.</p>

<p>NRI was formed in 2001, by the visionary owners of ten Independent Rural Retail operations.<br /> <br /> The drive behind each business was an appetite for change. Corporates were taking over the Farm Input market. There was a need for a truly Independent group, without the cost associated with a wholesale structure.<br /> <br /> Today the NRI group has more than 100 stores in every state and territory of Australia, providing Farm Inputs and Specialty advice to primary producers.<br /> <br /> Importantly, we have established partnerships with the major supply companies because we present the most efficient route to market for their products and services. Through collaboration with our suppliers, NRI remains at the forefront of the latest technical advances in Agriculture.<br /> <br /> Each of our stores has a unique service offering to suit their local producers&rsquo; needs. It is this intimate local knowledge that enables them to deliver the best production outcomes for their customers. Our shareholders also play an active role in their local communities through employment, community programs and sponsorships.</p>

<p>NRI was formed in 2001, by the visionary owners of ten Independent Rural Retail operations.<br /> <br /> The drive behind each business was an appetite for change. Corporates were taking over the Farm Input market. There was a need for a truly Independent group, without the cost associated with a wholesale structure.<br /> <br /> Today the NRI group has more than 100 stores in every state and territory of Australia, providing Farm Inputs and Specialty advice to primary producers.<br /> <br /> Importantly, we have established partnerships with the major supply companies because we present the most efficient route to market for their products and services. Through collaboration with our suppliers, NRI remains at the forefront of the latest technical advances in Agriculture.<br /> <br /> Each of our stores has a unique service offering to suit their local producers&rsquo; needs. It is this intimate local knowledge that enables them to deliver the best production outcomes for their customers. Our shareholders also play an active role in their local communities through employment, community programs and sponsorships.</p>

<p>NRI was formed in 2001, by the visionary owners of ten Independent Rural Retail operations.<br /> <br /> The drive behind each business was an appetite for change. Corporates were taking over the Farm Input market. There was a need for a truly Independent group, without the cost associated with a wholesale structure.<br /> <br /> Today the NRI group has more than 100 stores in every state and territory of Australia, providing Farm Inputs and Specialty advice to primary producers.<br /> <br /> Importantly, we have established partnerships with the major supply companies because we present the most efficient route to market for their products and services. Through collaboration with our suppliers, NRI remains at the forefront of the latest technical advances in Agriculture.<br /> <br /> Each of our stores has a unique service offering to suit their local producers&rsquo; needs. It is this intimate local knowledge that enables them to deliver the best production outcomes for their customers. Our shareholders also play an active role in their local communities through employment, community programs and sponsorships.</p>

<p>NRI was formed in 2001, by the visionary owners of ten Independent Rural Retail operations.<br /> <br /> The drive behind each business was an appetite for change. Corporates were taking over the Farm Input market. There was a need for a truly Independent group, without the cost associated with a wholesale structure.<br /> <br /> Today the NRI group has more than 100 stores in every state and territory of Australia, providing Farm Inputs and Specialty advice to primary producers.<br /> <br /> Importantly, we have established partnerships with the major supply companies because we present the most efficient route to market for their products and services. Through collaboration with our suppliers, NRI remains at the forefront of the latest technical advances in Agriculture.<br /> <br /> Each of our stores has a unique service offering to suit their local producers&rsquo; needs. It is this intimate local knowledge that enables them to deliver the best production outcomes for their customers. Our shareholders also play an active role in their local communities through employment, community programs and sponsorships.</p>

<p>NRI was formed in 2001, by the visionary owners of ten Independent Rural Retail operations.<br /> <br /> The drive behind each business was an appetite for change. Corporates were taking over the Farm Input market. There was a need for a truly Independent group, without the cost associated with a wholesale structure.<br /> <br /> Today the NRI group has more than 100 stores in every state and territory of Australia, providing Farm Inputs and Specialty advice to primary producers.<br /> <br /> Importantly, we have established partnerships with the major supply companies because we present the most efficient route to market for their products and services. Through collaboration with our suppliers, NRI remains at the forefront of the latest technical advances in Agriculture.<br /> <br /> Each of our stores has a unique service offering to suit their local producers&rsquo; needs. It is this intimate local knowledge that enables them to deliver the best production outcomes for their customers. Our shareholders also play an active role in their local communities through employment, community programs and sponsorships.</p>

<p>NRI was formed in 2001, by the visionary owners of ten Independent Rural Retail operations.<br /> <br /> The drive behind each business was an appetite for change. Corporates were taking over the Farm Input market. There was a need for a truly Independent group, without the cost associated with a wholesale structure.<br /> <br /> Today the NRI group has more than 100 stores in every state and territory of Australia, providing Farm Inputs and Specialty advice to primary producers.<br /> <br /> Importantly, we have established partnerships with the major supply companies because we present the most efficient route to market for their products and services. Through collaboration with our suppliers, NRI remains at the forefront of the latest technical advances in Agriculture.<br /> <br /> Each of our stores has a unique service offering to suit their local producers&rsquo; needs. It is this intimate local knowledge that enables them to deliver the best production outcomes for their customers. Our shareholders also play an active role in their local communities through employment, community programs and sponsorships.</p>

<p>NRI was formed in 2001, by the visionary owners of ten Independent Rural Retail operations.<br /> <br /> The drive behind each business was an appetite for change. Corporates were taking over the Farm Input market. There was a need for a truly Independent group, without the cost associated with a wholesale structure.<br /> <br /> Today the NRI group has more than 100 stores in every state and territory of Australia, providing Farm Inputs and Specialty advice to primary producers.<br /> <br /> Importantly, we have established partnerships with the major supply companies because we present the most efficient route to market for their products and services. Through collaboration with our suppliers, NRI remains at the forefront of the latest technical advances in Agriculture.<br /> <br /> Each of our stores has a unique service offering to suit their local producers&rsquo; needs. It is this intimate local knowledge that enables them to deliver the best production outcomes for their customers. Our shareholders also play an active role in their local communities through employment, community programs and sponsorships.</p>

<p>NRI was formed in 2001, by the visionary owners of ten Independent Rural Retail operations.<br /> <br /> The drive behind each business was an appetite for change. Corporates were taking over the Farm Input market. There was a need for a truly Independent group, without the cost associated with a wholesale structure.<br /> <br /> Today the NRI group has more than 100 stores in every state and territory of Australia, providing Farm Inputs and Specialty advice to primary producers.<br /> <br /> Importantly, we have established partnerships with the major supply companies because we present the most efficient route to market for their products and services. Through collaboration with our suppliers, NRI remains at the forefront of the latest technical advances in Agriculture.<br /> <br /> Each of our stores has a unique service offering to suit their local producers&rsquo; needs. It is this intimate local knowledge that enables them to deliver the best production outcomes for their customers. Our shareholders also play an active role in their local communities through employment, community programs and sponsorships.</p>

<p>NRI was formed in 2001, by the visionary owners of ten Independent Rural Retail operations.<br /> <br /> The drive behind each business was an appetite for change. Corporates were taking over the Farm Input market. There was a need for a truly Independent group, without the cost associated with a wholesale structure.<br /> <br /> Today the NRI group has more than 100 stores in every state and territory of Australia, providing Farm Inputs and Specialty advice to primary producers.<br /> <br /> Importantly, we have established partnerships with the major supply companies because we present the most efficient route to market for their products and services. Through collaboration with our suppliers, NRI remains at the forefront of the latest technical advances in Agriculture.<br /> <br /> Each of our stores has a unique service offering to suit their local producers&rsquo; needs. It is this intimate local knowledge that enables them to deliver the best production outcomes for their customers. Our shareholders also play an active role in their local communities through employment, community programs and sponsorships.</p>

<p>NRI was formed in 2001, by the visionary owners of ten Independent Rural Retail operations.<br /> <br /> The drive behind each business was an appetite for change. Corporates were taking over the Farm Input market. There was a need for a truly Independent group, without the cost associated with a wholesale structure.<br /> <br /> Today the NRI group has more than 100 stores in every state and territory of Australia, providing Farm Inputs and Specialty advice to primary producers.<br /> <br /> Importantly, we have established partnerships with the major supply companies because we present the most efficient route to market for their products and services. Through collaboration with our suppliers, NRI remains at the forefront of the latest technical advances in Agriculture.<br /> <br /> Each of our stores has a unique service offering to suit their local producers&rsquo; needs. It is this intimate local knowledge that enables them to deliver the best production outcomes for their customers. Our shareholders also play an active role in their local communities through employment, community programs and sponsorships.</p>

<p>NRI was formed in 2001, by the visionary owners of ten Independent Rural Retail operations.<br /> <br /> The drive behind each business was an appetite for change. Corporates were taking over the Farm Input market. There was a need for a truly Independent group, without the cost associated with a wholesale structure.<br /> <br /> Today the NRI group has more than 100 stores in every state and territory of Australia, providing Farm Inputs and Specialty advice to primary producers.<br /> <br /> Importantly, we have established partnerships with the major supply companies because we present the most efficient route to market for their products and services. Through collaboration with our suppliers, NRI remains at the forefront of the latest technical advances in Agriculture.<br /> <br /> Each of our stores has a unique service offering to suit their local producers&rsquo; needs. It is this intimate local knowledge that enables them to deliver the best production outcomes for their customers. Our shareholders also play an active role in their local communities through employment, community programs and sponsorships.</p>

<p>NRI was formed in 2001, by the visionary owners of ten Independent Rural Retail operations.<br /> <br /> The drive behind each business was an appetite for change. Corporates were taking over the Farm Input market. There was a need for a truly Independent group, without the cost associated with a wholesale structure.<br /> <br /> Today the NRI group has more than 100 stores in every state and territory of Australia, providing Farm Inputs and Specialty advice to primary producers.<br /> <br /> Importantly, we have established partnerships with the major supply companies because we present the most efficient route to market for their products and services. Through collaboration with our suppliers, NRI remains at the forefront of the latest technical advances in Agriculture.<br /> <br /> Each of our stores has a unique service offering to suit their local producers&rsquo; needs. It is this intimate local knowledge that enables them to deliver the best production outcomes for their customers. Our shareholders also play an active role in their local communities through employment, community programs and sponsorships.</p>

<p>Susan and James MacMahon had a vision to start a machinery business to service the horticultural and agricultural industries in and around Orange.<br /> <br /> James with his extensive knowledge of horticulture, due to growing up on an orchard in Tasmania, saw the opportunity and commenced business in 1980 (Silvan Machinery), in an era when Orange was heavily populated with orchards.<br /> <br /> As Orange farming diversified so did the business which quickly outgrew its original premises in McNamara St, and a larger premises was purchased in Peisley St.<br /> <br /> Although the focus initially was farm machinery, in 1988 saw Silvan Machinery move in to farm merchandise which extended the range extensively allowing Silvan Machinery to be a complete farming solution. With this move a name change was prompted, as Silvan Machinery did not portray the direction the business was moving and was shortened to Silmac. James father John-Mac also moved to Orange to help out in his retirement as Silmac was going through this growth stage.<br /> <br /> The new opportunities saw Silmac expand. Through growing strong relationships with clients and major suppliers-not-used Silmac soon became one of the largest suppliers-not-used of fertilizer, fencing, agricultural chemicals, animal health and machinery in the central west.<br /> <br /> The new millennium unveiled a prosperous future for Silmac with both James and Susan&rsquo;s two sons Max and Michael joining the business, each bringing their<br /> individual expertise.<br /> <br /> The year of 2009 saw Silmac take another exiting step forward, with the opening of another branch in Bathurst. The mirror store located on the busy corner of Sydney Rd and Oberon Rd has plenty to offer the Bathurst district with the same honest friendly service Silmac has built its name from.<br /> <br /> The team at Silmac are excited about the future of farming and look forward to continuing to develop long lasting relationships, and maintain growing together.&nbsp;</p>

<p>Susan and James MacMahon had a vision to start a machinery business to service the horticultural and agricultural industries in and around Orange.<br /> <br /> James with his extensive knowledge of horticulture, due to growing up on an orchard in Tasmania, saw the opportunity and commenced business in 1980 (Silvan Machinery), in an era when Orange was heavily populated with orchards.<br /> <br /> As Orange farming diversified so did the business which quickly outgrew its original premises in McNamara St, and a larger premises was purchased in Peisley St.<br /> <br /> Although the focus initially was farm machinery, in 1988 saw Silvan Machinery move in to farm merchandise which extended the range extensively allowing Silvan Machinery to be a complete farming solution. With this move a name change was prompted, as Silvan Machinery did not portray the direction the business was moving and was shortened to Silmac. James father John-Mac also moved to Orange to help out in his retirement as Silmac was going through this growth stage.<br /> <br /> The new opportunities saw Silmac expand. Through growing strong relationships with clients and major suppliers-not-used Silmac soon became one of the largest suppliers-not-used of fertilizer, fencing, agricultural chemicals, animal health and machinery in the central west.<br /> <br /> The new millennium unveiled a prosperous future for Silmac with both James and Susan&rsquo;s two sons Max and Michael joining the business, each bringing their<br /> individual expertise.<br /> <br /> The year of 2009 saw Silmac take another exiting step forward, with the opening of another branch in Bathurst. The mirror store located on the busy corner of Sydney Rd and Oberon Rd has plenty to offer the Bathurst district with the same honest friendly service Silmac has built its name from.<br /> <br /> The team at Silmac are excited about the future of farming and look forward to continuing to develop long lasting relationships, and maintain growing together.&nbsp;</p>

<p>NRI was formed in 2001, by the visionary owners of ten Independent Rural Retail operations.<br /> <br /> The drive behind each business was an appetite for change. Corporates were taking over the Farm Input market. There was a need for a truly Independent group, without the cost associated with a wholesale structure.<br /> <br /> Today the NRI group has more than 100 stores in every state and territory of Australia, providing Farm Inputs and Specialty advice to primary producers.<br /> <br /> Importantly, we have established partnerships with the major supply companies because we present the most efficient route to market for their products and services. Through collaboration with our suppliers, NRI remains at the forefront of the latest technical advances in Agriculture.<br /> <br /> Each of our stores has a unique service offering to suit their local producers&rsquo; needs. It is this intimate local knowledge that enables them to deliver the best production outcomes for their customers. Our shareholders also play an active role in their local communities through employment, community programs and sponsorships.</p>

<p><img alt="" src="/Portals/1/E-4_1%20%283%29_1.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 203px;" title="" /></p> <p>PAST</p> <p>National Farmers Warehouse (Pty Ltd) can trace its origins back 20 years to May 1997 when it began trading as Queensland Farmers Warehouse (QFW).</p> <p>Efficient service, good agronomic advice and an extensive product range ensured that the business thrived and expanded.</p> <p>Other Stores followed, firstly at Cecil Plains, then at Miles, when the group acquired Elite Agri services. Branches were than formed at Meandarra and Cottonvale. In 2009 a joint venture with Namoi Ag at Gunnedah required a name change and the group than became known as National Farmers Warehouse.</p> <p>PRESENT</p> <p>National Farmers Warehouse today has 6 stores which service the Broad acre cropping, cotton, and livestock industry which operate in south East Queensland and Northern NSW.</p> <p>Our staff of 25 people are skilled in the supply and delivery of product required for today&rsquo;s efficient farming industry. We have an active team of agronomists, which provide pasture and cropping advice to achieve the best possible yields.</p> <p>We also have a qualified Vet on staff to provide valuable information to farmers to farmers to keep their livestock healthy and productive.</p> <p>FUTURE</p> <p>National Farmers Warehouse will continue to provide excellent service, a&nbsp; broad product range and &nbsp;advise on the products we sell.</p> <p>NFW has proven to be a key innovator in the region we service and our staff are keenly aware of new developments in rural merchandise. We therefore can keep you well informed and abreast of new technologies coming through.</p> <p>We look forward to helping you grow your farming business into the future.</p> <p>Remember</p> <p>&ldquo;Buy where the Farmers Buy&rdquo; National Farmers Warehouse.</p> <p><img alt="" src="/Portals/1/NFW%20Toowoomba%20303_1.JPG" style="width: 250px; height: 166px;" title="" /></p>

<p><img alt="" src="/Portals/1/E-4_1%20%283%29_1.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 203px;" title="" /></p> <p>PAST</p> <p>National Farmers Warehouse (Pty Ltd) can trace its origins back 20 years to May 1997 when it began trading as Queensland Farmers Warehouse (QFW).</p> <p>Efficient service, good agronomic advice and an extensive product range ensured that the business thrived and expanded.</p> <p>Other Stores followed, firstly at Cecil Plains, then at Miles, when the group acquired Elite Agri services. Branches were than formed at Meandarra and Cottonvale. In 2009 a joint venture with Namoi Ag at Gunnedah required a name change and the group than became known as National Farmers Warehouse.</p> <p>PRESENT</p> <p>National Farmers Warehouse today has 6 stores which service the Broad acre cropping, cotton, and livestock industry which operate in south East Queensland and Northern NSW.</p> <p>Our staff of 25 people are skilled in the supply and delivery of product required for today&rsquo;s efficient farming industry. We have an active team of agronomists, which provide pasture and cropping advice to achieve the best possible yields.</p> <p>We also have a qualified Vet on staff to provide valuable information to farmers to farmers to keep their livestock healthy and productive.</p> <p>FUTURE</p> <p>National Farmers Warehouse will continue to provide excellent service, a&nbsp; broad product range and &nbsp;advise on the products we sell.</p> <p>NFW has proven to be a key innovator in the region we service and our staff are keenly aware of new developments in rural merchandise. We therefore can keep you well informed and abreast of new technologies coming through.</p> <p>We look forward to helping you grow your farming business into the future.</p> <p>Remember</p> <p>&ldquo;Buy where the Farmers Buy&rdquo; National Farmers Warehouse.</p>

<p><img alt="" src="/Portals/1/E-4_1%20%283%29_1.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 203px;" title="" /></p> <p>PAST</p> <p>National Farmers Warehouse (Pty Ltd) can trace its origins back 20 years to May 1997 when it began trading as Queensland Farmers Warehouse (QFW).</p> <p>Efficient service, good agronomic advice and an extensive product range ensured that the business thrived and expanded.</p> <p>Other Stores followed, firstly at Cecil Plains, then at Miles, when the group acquired Elite Agri services. Branches were than formed at Meandarra and Cottonvale. In 2009 a joint venture with Namoi Ag at Gunnedah required a name change and the group than became known as National Farmers Warehouse.</p> <p>PRESENT</p> <p>National Farmers Warehouse today has 6 stores which service the Broad acre cropping, cotton, and livestock industry which operate in south East Queensland and Northern NSW.</p> <p>Our staff of 25 people are skilled in the supply and delivery of product required for today&rsquo;s efficient farming industry. We have an active team of agronomists, which provide pasture and cropping advice to achieve the best possible yields.</p> <p>We also have a qualified Vet on staff to provide valuable information to farmers to farmers to keep their livestock healthy and productive.</p> <p>FUTURE</p> <p>National Farmers Warehouse will continue to provide excellent service, a&nbsp; broad product range and &nbsp;advise on the products we sell.</p> <p>NFW has proven to be a key innovator in the region we service and our staff are keenly aware of new developments in rural merchandise. We therefore can keep you well informed and abreast of new technologies coming through.</p> <p>We look forward to helping you grow your farming business into the future.</p> <p>Remember</p> <p>&ldquo;Buy where the Farmers Buy&rdquo; National Farmers Warehouse.</p>

<p><img alt="" src="/Portals/1/E-4_1%20%283%29_1.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 203px;" title="" /></p> <p>PAST</p> <p>National Farmers Warehouse (Pty Ltd) can trace its origins back 20 years to May 1997 when it began trading as Queensland Farmers Warehouse (QFW).</p> <p>Efficient service, good agronomic advice and an extensive product range ensured that the business thrived and expanded.</p> <p>Other Stores followed, firstly at Cecil Plains, then at Miles, when the group acquired Elite Agri services. Branches were than formed at Meandarra and Cottonvale. In 2009 a joint venture with Namoi Ag at Gunnedah required a name change and the group than became known as National Farmers Warehouse.</p> <p>PRESENT</p> <p>National Farmers Warehouse today has 6 stores which service the Broad acre cropping, cotton, and livestock industry which operate in south East Queensland and Northern NSW.</p> <p>Our staff of 25 people are skilled in the supply and delivery of product required for today&rsquo;s efficient farming industry. We have an active team of agronomists, which provide pasture and cropping advice to achieve the best possible yields.</p> <p>We also have a qualified Vet on staff to provide valuable information to farmers to farmers to keep their livestock healthy and productive.</p> <p>FUTURE</p> <p>National Farmers Warehouse will continue to provide excellent service, a&nbsp; broad product range and &nbsp;advise on the products we sell.</p> <p>NFW has proven to be a key innovator in the region we service and our staff are keenly aware of new developments in rural merchandise. We therefore can keep you well informed and abreast of new technologies coming through.</p> <p>We look forward to helping you grow your farming business into the future.</p> <p>Remember</p> <p>&ldquo;Buy where the Farmers Buy&rdquo; National Farmers Warehouse.</p>

<p><img alt="" src="/Portals/1/E-4_1%20%283%29_1.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 203px;" title="" /></p> <p>PAST</p> <p>National Farmers Warehouse (Pty Ltd) can trace its origins back 20 years to May 1997 when it began trading as Queensland Farmers Warehouse (QFW).</p> <p>Efficient service, good agronomic advice and an extensive product range ensured that the business thrived and expanded.</p> <p>Other Stores followed, firstly at Cecil Plains, then at Miles, when the group acquired Elite Agri services. Branches were than formed at Meandarra and Cottonvale. In 2009 a joint venture with Namoi Ag at Gunnedah required a name change and the group than became known as National Farmers Warehouse.</p> <p>PRESENT</p> <p>National Farmers Warehouse today has 6 stores which service the Broad acre cropping, cotton, and livestock industry which operate in south East Queensland and Northern NSW.</p> <p>Our staff of 25 people are skilled in the supply and delivery of product required for today&rsquo;s efficient farming industry. We have an active team of agronomists, which provide pasture and cropping advice to achieve the best possible yields.</p> <p>We also have a qualified Vet on staff to provide valuable information to farmers to farmers to keep their livestock healthy and productive.</p> <p>FUTURE</p> <p>National Farmers Warehouse will continue to provide excellent service, a&nbsp; broad product range and &nbsp;advise on the products we sell.</p> <p>NFW has proven to be a key innovator in the region we service and our staff are keenly aware of new developments in rural merchandise. We therefore can keep you well informed and abreast of new technologies coming through.</p> <p>We look forward to helping you grow your farming business into the future.</p> <p>Remember</p> <p>&ldquo;Buy where the Farmers Buy&rdquo; National Farmers Warehouse.</p>

<p>At National Farmers Warehouse (NFW) we pride ourselves on providing superior customer service and we can provide access to a range of agricultural experts in both cropping and livestock production.</p>

<p>NRI was formed in 2001, by the visionary owners of ten Independent Rural Retail operations.<br /> <br /> The drive behind each business was an appetite for change. Corporates were taking over the Farm Input market. There was a need for a truly Independent group, without the cost associated with a wholesale structure.<br /> <br /> Today the NRI group has more than 100 stores in every state and territory of Australia, providing Farm Inputs and Specialty advice to primary producers.<br /> <br /> Importantly, we have established partnerships with the major supply companies because we present the most efficient route to market for their products and services. Through collaboration with our suppliers, NRI remains at the forefront of the latest technical advances in Agriculture.<br /> <br /> Each of our stores has a unique service offering to suit their local producers&rsquo; needs. It is this intimate local knowledge that enables them to deliver the best production outcomes for their customers. Our shareholders also play an active role in their local communities through employment, community programs and sponsorships.</p>

<p>NRI was formed in 2001, by the visionary owners of ten Independent Rural Retail operations.<br /> <br /> The drive behind each business was an appetite for change. Corporates were taking over the Farm Input market. There was a need for a truly Independent group, without the cost associated with a wholesale structure.<br /> <br /> Today the NRI group has more than 100 stores in every state and territory of Australia, providing Farm Inputs and Specialty advice to primary producers.<br /> <br /> Importantly, we have established partnerships with the major supply companies because we present the most efficient route to market for their products and services. Through collaboration with our suppliers, NRI remains at the forefront of the latest technical advances in Agriculture.<br /> <br /> Each of our stores has a unique service offering to suit their local producers&rsquo; needs. It is this intimate local knowledge that enables them to deliver the best production outcomes for their customers. Our shareholders also play an active role in their local communities through employment, community programs and sponsorships.</p>

<p>NRI was formed in 2001, by the visionary owners of ten Independent Rural Retail operations.<br /> <br /> The drive behind each business was an appetite for change. Corporates were taking over the Farm Input market. There was a need for a truly Independent group, without the cost associated with a wholesale structure.<br /> <br /> Today the NRI group has more than 100 stores in every state and territory of Australia, providing Farm Inputs and Specialty advice to primary producers.<br /> <br /> Importantly, we have established partnerships with the major supply companies because we present the most efficient route to market for their products and services. Through collaboration with our suppliers, NRI remains at the forefront of the latest technical advances in Agriculture.<br /> <br /> Each of our stores has a unique service offering to suit their local producers&rsquo; needs. It is this intimate local knowledge that enables them to deliver the best production outcomes for their customers. Our shareholders also play an active role in their local communities through employment, community programs and sponsorships.</p>

<p>NRI was formed in 2001, by the visionary owners of ten Independent Rural Retail operations.<br /> <br /> The drive behind each business was an appetite for change. Corporates were taking over the Farm Input market. There was a need for a truly Independent group, without the cost associated with a wholesale structure.<br /> <br /> Today the NRI group has more than 100 stores in every state and territory of Australia, providing Farm Inputs and Specialty advice to primary producers.<br /> <br /> Importantly, we have established partnerships with the major supply companies because we present the most efficient route to market for their products and services. Through collaboration with our suppliers, NRI remains at the forefront of the latest technical advances in Agriculture.<br /> <br /> Each of our stores has a unique service offering to suit their local producers&rsquo; needs. It is this intimate local knowledge that enables them to deliver the best production outcomes for their customers. Our shareholders also play an active role in their local communities through employment, community programs and sponsorships.</p>

<p>NRI was formed in 2001, by the visionary owners of ten Independent Rural Retail operations.<br /> <br /> The drive behind each business was an appetite for change. Corporates were taking over the Farm Input market. There was a need for a truly Independent group, without the cost associated with a wholesale structure.<br /> <br /> Today the NRI group has more than 100 stores in every state and territory of Australia, providing Farm Inputs and Specialty advice to primary producers.<br /> <br /> Importantly, we have established partnerships with the major supply companies because we present the most efficient route to market for their products and services. Through collaboration with our suppliers, NRI remains at the forefront of the latest technical advances in Agriculture.<br /> <br /> Each of our stores has a unique service offering to suit their local producers&rsquo; needs. It is this intimate local knowledge that enables them to deliver the best production outcomes for their customers. Our shareholders also play an active role in their local communities through employment, community programs and sponsorships.</p>

<p>NRI was formed in 2001, by the visionary owners of ten Independent Rural Retail operations.<br /> <br /> The drive behind each business was an appetite for change. Corporates were taking over the Farm Input market. There was a need for a truly Independent group, without the cost associated with a wholesale structure.<br /> <br /> Today the NRI group has more than 100 stores in every state and territory of Australia, providing Farm Inputs and Specialty advice to primary producers.<br /> <br /> Importantly, we have established partnerships with the major supply companies because we present the most efficient route to market for their products and services. Through collaboration with our suppliers, NRI remains at the forefront of the latest technical advances in Agriculture.<br /> <br /> Each of our stores has a unique service offering to suit their local producers&rsquo; needs. It is this intimate local knowledge that enables them to deliver the best production outcomes for their customers. Our shareholders also play an active role in their local communities through employment, community programs and sponsorships.</p>

<p>NRI was formed in 2001, by the visionary owners of ten Independent Rural Retail operations.<br /> <br /> The drive behind each business was an appetite for change. Corporates were taking over the Farm Input market. There was a need for a truly Independent group, without the cost associated with a wholesale structure.<br /> <br /> Today the NRI group has more than 100 stores in every state and territory of Australia, providing Farm Inputs and Specialty advice to primary producers.<br /> <br /> Importantly, we have established partnerships with the major supply companies because we present the most efficient route to market for their products and services. Through collaboration with our suppliers, NRI remains at the forefront of the latest technical advances in Agriculture.<br /> <br /> Each of our stores has a unique service offering to suit their local producers&rsquo; needs. It is this intimate local knowledge that enables them to deliver the best production outcomes for their customers. Our shareholders also play an active role in their local communities through employment, community programs and sponsorships.</p>

<p>NRI was formed in 2001, by the visionary owners of ten Independent Rural Retail operations.<br /> <br /> The drive behind each business was an appetite for change. Corporates were taking over the Farm Input market. There was a need for a truly Independent group, without the cost associated with a wholesale structure.<br /> <br /> Today the NRI group has more than 100 stores in every state and territory of Australia, providing Farm Inputs and Specialty advice to primary producers.<br /> <br /> Importantly, we have established partnerships with the major supply companies because we present the most efficient route to market for their products and services. Through collaboration with our suppliers, NRI remains at the forefront of the latest technical advances in Agriculture.<br /> <br /> Each of our stores has a unique service offering to suit their local producers&rsquo; needs. It is this intimate local knowledge that enables them to deliver the best production outcomes for their customers. Our shareholders also play an active role in their local communities through employment, community programs and sponsorships.</p>

<p style="margin-left:5.0pt;">Moree Ag Supplies is a rural retail and services business that was opened in May 2012 by Scott Antees.</p> <p style="margin-left:5.0pt;">The goal of Moree Ag Supplies is to provide &ldquo;<em>old-fashioned&rdquo; </em>service to farmers and the general &nbsp;public. We do this by being positive, respectful, professional, and of course competitive in an established market, utilizing new technology alongside old school methods including phone and face to face contact.</p> <p style="margin-left:5.0pt;">Culturally Moree Ag Supplies aims to be a highly engaged local citizen. Since its foundation Scott has encouraged staff, and leads by example, to be involved in the community.</p> <p style="margin-left:5.0pt;">Moree Ag supplies all seed, chemical, fertiliser and animal production requirements as well as general merchandise, fencing, and grain storage/handling equipment.</p> <p>&nbsp; As a member of the NRI buying group, we have&nbsp;access to many products&nbsp; &nbsp; at competitive prices.</p>

<h2><font size="5">HISTORY</font></h2> <p><strong>Founded in 1982 by Dr. Greg Johnsson and Dr. Debra Lehmann, the Kangaroo Island Veterinary Clinic has provided quality veterinary care to both the domestic animal and wildlife populations of Kangaroo Island for over 30 years.<br /> <br /> The purpose built clinic is situated 3 km west of Kingscote on the northern side of the Playford Highway just on the Kingscote side of the Emu Bay turn-off.<br /> <br /> Consultations are by appointment only. Please phone to arrange a consultation.&nbsp;</strong></p>

<p>NRI was formed in 2001, by the visionary owners of ten Independent Rural Retail operations.<br /> <br /> The drive behind each business was an appetite for change. Corporates were taking over the Farm Input market. There was a need for a truly Independent group, without the cost associated with a wholesale structure.<br /> <br /> Today the NRI group has more than 100 stores in every state and territory of Australia, providing Farm Inputs and Specialty advice to primary producers.<br /> <br /> Importantly, we have established partnerships with the major supply companies because we present the most efficient route to market for their products and services. Through collaboration with our suppliers, NRI remains at the forefront of the latest technical advances in Agriculture.<br /> <br /> Each of our stores has a unique service offering to suit their local producers&rsquo; needs. It is this intimate local knowledge that enables them to deliver the best production outcomes for their customers. Our shareholders also play an active role in their local communities through employment, community programs and sponsorships.</p>

<p><span style="font-family:arial;">Location:<br /> 46 Norseman Rd, Esperance WA 6450, Australia</span></p>

<p>NRI was formed in 2001, by the visionary owners of ten Independent Rural Retail operations.<br /> <br /> The drive behind each business was an appetite for change. Corporates were taking over the Farm Input market. There was a need for a truly Independent group, without the cost associated with a wholesale structure.<br /> <br /> Today the NRI group has more than 100 stores in every state and territory of Australia, providing Farm Inputs and Specialty advice to primary producers.<br /> <br /> Importantly, we have established partnerships with the major supply companies because we present the most efficient route to market for their products and services. Through collaboration with our suppliers, NRI remains at the forefront of the latest technical advances in Agriculture.<br /> <br /> Each of our stores has a unique service offering to suit their local producers&rsquo; needs. It is this intimate local knowledge that enables them to deliver the best production outcomes for their customers. Our shareholders also play an active role in their local communities through employment, community programs and sponsorships.</p>

<p>NRI was formed in 2001, by the visionary owners of ten Independent Rural Retail operations.<br /> <br /> The drive behind each business was an appetite for change. Corporates were taking over the Farm Input market. There was a need for a truly Independent group, without the cost associated with a wholesale structure.<br /> <br /> Today the NRI group has more than 100 stores in every state and territory of Australia, providing Farm Inputs and Specialty advice to primary producers.<br /> <br /> Importantly, we have established partnerships with the major supply companies because we present the most efficient route to market for their products and services. Through collaboration with our suppliers, NRI remains at the forefront of the latest technical advances in Agriculture.<br /> <br /> Each of our stores has a unique service offering to suit their local producers&rsquo; needs. It is this intimate local knowledge that enables them to deliver the best production outcomes for their customers. Our shareholders also play an active role in their local communities through employment, community programs and sponsorships.</p>

<h3>Background</h3> <p>Gorst Rural is a rural retail and service business based at Lake Bolac in Western Victoria&nbsp;-&nbsp;operating for over 25 years. &nbsp;We have branches at Willaura, &nbsp;Tatyoon (Tatyoon Rural) and Skipton.&nbsp; Gorst Rural supplies all seed, chemical, fertiliser and animal production requirements as well as general merchandise, fencing, and grain storage/handling equipment.</p> <p>As a member of the NRI buying group, we have&nbsp;access to many products at competitive pricing. &nbsp;We are a leading retailer and service provider in the region, and winner of The Age/ Dunn &amp; Bradstreet, Victorian Business Awards in the Country &amp; Rural Category for both 2005 and 2008.</p> <p>Gorst Rural&rsquo;s&nbsp;<strong>Vision </strong>is to be the Leading provider of Ag Solutions for our People, our Land and our Community.</p> <p>Our&nbsp;<strong>Mission&nbsp;</strong><strong>Statement&nbsp;</strong>is:</p> <p>We strive to be the best in our field through:</p> <ul> <li>Our People&rsquo;s Passion and Knowledge to deliver</li> <li>Our understanding of the Land</li> <li>Our involvement in the Community</li> </ul> <p>Our&nbsp;<strong>Values&nbsp;</strong>are:</p> <ul> <li><strong>Customer focus is # 1</strong> <ul> <li>Our customers are our key stakeholders. &nbsp;We are committed to delivering to them the&nbsp;best service, advice and solutions on time,&nbsp;every time &ndash; we have no excuse not to.</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong>Accountability </strong> <ul> <li>We take our jobs seriously through being reliable and diligent; following through on every task; achieving accuracy; remaining confidential; and working with integrity.</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong>Learning and Innovation</strong> <ul> <li>We embrace a learning culture where ideas are listened to and innovation is rewarded.Employees are encouraged to build on their skills and knowledge every day.</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong>Team focus</strong> <ul> <li>Our team of people are at the core of our success. We respect each other&rsquo;s differences, skills and attributes. We are all there to lend each other a helping hand, not matter how big or small.</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong>Passion </strong> <ul> <li>Our people genuinely care about our customers and are deeply concerned about the quality of their work. We are energised by what we do and what we can achieve.&nbsp; We are committed to doing things right.</li> </ul> </li> </ul>

<h3>Background</h3> <p>Gorst Rural is a rural retail and service business based at Lake Bolac in Western Victoria&nbsp;-&nbsp;operating for over 25 years. &nbsp;We have branches at Willaura, &nbsp;Tatyoon (Tatyoon Rural) and Skipton.&nbsp; Gorst Rural supplies all seed, chemical, fertiliser and animal production requirements as well as general merchandise, fencing, and grain storage/handling equipment.</p> <p>As a member of the NRI buying group, we have&nbsp;access to many products at competitive pricing. &nbsp;We are a leading retailer and service provider in the region, and winner of The Age/ Dunn &amp; Bradstreet, Victorian Business Awards in the Country &amp; Rural Category for both 2005 and 2008.</p> <p>Gorst Rural&rsquo;s&nbsp;<strong>Vision </strong>is to be the Leading provider of Ag Solutions for our People, our Land and our Community.</p> <p>Our&nbsp;<strong>Mission&nbsp;</strong><strong>Statement&nbsp;</strong>is:</p> <p>We strive to be the best in our field through:</p> <ul> <li>Our People&rsquo;s Passion and Knowledge to deliver</li> <li>Our understanding of the Land</li> <li>Our involvement in the Community</li> </ul> <p>Our&nbsp;<strong>Values&nbsp;</strong>are:</p> <ul> <li><strong>Customer focus is # 1</strong> <ul> <li>Our customers are our key stakeholders. &nbsp;We are committed to delivering to them the&nbsp;best service, advice and solutions on time,&nbsp;every time &ndash; we have no excuse not to.</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong>Accountability </strong> <ul> <li>We take our jobs seriously through being reliable and diligent; following through on every task; achieving accuracy; remaining confidential; and working with integrity.</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong>Learning and Innovation</strong> <ul> <li>We embrace a learning culture where ideas are listened to and innovation is rewarded.Employees are encouraged to build on their skills and knowledge every day.</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong>Team focus</strong> <ul> <li>Our team of people are at the core of our success. We respect each other&rsquo;s differences, skills and attributes. We are all there to lend each other a helping hand, not matter how big or small.</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong>Passion </strong> <ul> <li>Our people genuinely care about our customers and are deeply concerned about the quality of their work. We are energised by what we do and what we can achieve.&nbsp; We are committed to doing things right.</li> </ul> </li> </ul>

<p>Gorst Rural is a rural retail and service business based at Lake Bolac in Western Victoria&nbsp;-&nbsp;operating for over 25 years. &nbsp;We have branches at Willaura, &nbsp;Tatyoon (Tatyoon Rural) and Skipton.&nbsp; Gorst Rural supplies all seed, chemical, fertiliser and animal production requirements as well as general merchandise, fencing, and grain storage/handling equipment.</p> <p>As a member of the NRI buying group, we have&nbsp;access to many products at competitive pricing. &nbsp;We are a leading retailer and service provider in the region, and winner of The Age/ Dunn &amp; Bradstreet, Victorian Business Awards in the Country &amp; Rural Category for both 2005 and 2008.</p> <p>Gorst Rural&rsquo;s&nbsp;<strong>Vision&nbsp;</strong>is to be the Leading provider of Ag Solutions for our People, our Land and our Community.</p> <p>Our&nbsp;<strong>Mission&nbsp;</strong><strong>Statement&nbsp;</strong>is:</p> <p>We strive to be the best in our field through:</p> <ul> <li>Our People&rsquo;s Passion and Knowledge to deliver</li> <li>Our understanding of the Land</li> <li>Our involvement in the Community</li> </ul> <p>Our&nbsp;<strong>Values&nbsp;</strong>are:</p> <ul> <li><strong>Customer focus is # 1</strong> <ul> <li>Our customers are our key stakeholders. &nbsp;We are committed to delivering to them the&nbsp;best service, advice and solutions on time,&nbsp;every time &ndash; we have no excuse not to.</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong>Accountability</strong> <ul> <li>We take our jobs seriously through being reliable and diligent; following through on every task; achieving accuracy; remaining confidential; and working with integrity.</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong>Learning and Innovation</strong> <ul> <li>We embrace a learning culture where ideas are listened to and innovation is rewarded.Employees are encouraged to build on their skills and knowledge every day.</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong>Team focus</strong> <ul> <li>Our team of people are at the core of our success. We respect each other&rsquo;s differences, skills and attributes. We are all there to lend each other a helping hand, not matter how big or small.</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong>Passion</strong> <ul> <li>Our people genuinely care about our customers and are deeply concerned about the quality of their work. We are energised by what we do and what we can achieve.&nbsp; We are committed to doing things right.</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <ul> </ul>

<h3>Background</h3> <p>Gorst Rural is a rural retail and service business based at Lake Bolac in Western Victoria&nbsp;-&nbsp;operating for over 25 years. &nbsp;We have branches at Willaura, &nbsp;Tatyoon (Tatyoon Rural) and Skipton.&nbsp; Gorst Rural supplies all seed, chemical, fertiliser and animal production requirements as well as general merchandise, fencing, and grain storage/handling equipment.</p> <p>As a member of the NRI buying group, we have&nbsp;access to many products at competitive pricing. &nbsp;We are a leading retailer and service provider in the region, and winner of The Age/ Dunn &amp; Bradstreet, Victorian Business Awards in the Country &amp; Rural Category for both 2005 and 2008.</p> <p>Gorst Rural&rsquo;s&nbsp;<strong>Vision </strong>is to be the Leading provider of Ag Solutions for our People, our Land and our Community.</p> <p>Our&nbsp;<strong>Mission&nbsp;</strong><strong>Statement&nbsp;</strong>is:</p> <p>We strive to be the best in our field through:</p> <ul> <li>Our People&rsquo;s Passion and Knowledge to deliver</li> <li>Our understanding of the Land</li> <li>Our involvement in the Community</li> </ul> <p>Our&nbsp;<strong>Values&nbsp;</strong>are:</p> <ul> <li><strong>Customer focus is # 1</strong> <ul> <li>Our customers are our key stakeholders. &nbsp;We are committed to delivering to them the&nbsp;best service, advice and solutions on time,&nbsp;every time &ndash; we have no excuse not to.</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong>Accountability </strong> <ul> <li>We take our jobs seriously through being reliable and diligent; following through on every task; achieving accuracy; remaining confidential; and working with integrity.</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong>Learning and Innovation</strong> <ul> <li>We embrace a learning culture where ideas are listened to and innovation is rewarded.Employees are encouraged to build on their skills and knowledge every day.</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong>Team focus</strong> <ul> <li>Our team of people are at the core of our success. We respect each other&rsquo;s differences, skills and attributes. We are all there to lend each other a helping hand, not matter how big or small.</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong>Passion </strong> <ul> <li>Our people genuinely care about our customers and are deeply concerned about the quality of their work. We are energised by what we do and what we can achieve.&nbsp; We are committed to doing things right.</li> </ul> </li> </ul>

<p>Gorst Rural is a rural retail and service business based at Lake Bolac in Western Victoria&nbsp;-&nbsp;operating for over 25 years. &nbsp;We have branches at Willaura, &nbsp;Tatyoon (Tatyoon Rural) and Skipton.&nbsp; Gorst Rural supplies all seed, chemical, fertiliser and animal production requirements as well as general merchandise, fencing, and grain storage/handling equipment.</p> <p>As a member of the NRI buying group, we have&nbsp;access to many products at competitive pricing. &nbsp;We are a leading retailer and service provider in the region, and winner of The Age/ Dunn &amp; Bradstreet, Victorian Business Awards in the Country &amp; Rural Category for both 2005 and 2008.</p> <p>Gorst Rural&rsquo;s&nbsp;<strong>Vision&nbsp;</strong>is to be the Leading provider of Ag Solutions for our People, our Land and our Community.</p> <p>Our&nbsp;<strong>Mission&nbsp;</strong><strong>Statement&nbsp;</strong>is:</p> <p>We strive to be the best in our field through:</p> <ul> <li>Our People&rsquo;s Passion and Knowledge to deliver</li> <li>Our understanding of the Land</li> <li>Our involvement in the Community</li> </ul> <p>Our&nbsp;<strong>Values&nbsp;</strong>are:</p> <ul> <li><strong>Customer focus is # 1</strong> <ul> <li>Our customers are our key stakeholders. &nbsp;We are committed to delivering to them the&nbsp;best service, advice and solutions on time,&nbsp;every time &ndash; we have no excuse not to.</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong>Accountability</strong> <ul> <li>We take our jobs seriously through being reliable and diligent; following through on every task; achieving accuracy; remaining confidential; and working with integrity.</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong>Learning and Innovation</strong> <ul> <li>We embrace a learning culture where ideas are listened to and innovation is rewarded.Employees are encouraged to build on their skills and knowledge every day.</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong>Team focus</strong> <ul> <li>Our team of people are at the core of our success. We respect each other&rsquo;s differences, skills and attributes. We are all there to lend each other a helping hand, not matter how big or small.</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong>Passion</strong> <ul> <li>Our people genuinely care about our customers and are deeply concerned about the quality of their work. We are energised by what we do and what we can achieve.&nbsp; We are committed to doing things right.</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <ul> </ul>

<p>NRI was formed in 2001, by the visionary owners of ten Independent Rural Retail operations.<br /> <br /> The drive behind each business was an appetite for change. Corporates were taking over the Farm Input market. There was a need for a truly Independent group, without the cost associated with a wholesale structure.<br /> <br /> Today the NRI group has more than 100 stores in every state and territory of Australia, providing Farm Inputs and Specialty advice to primary producers.<br /> <br /> Importantly, we have established partnerships with the major supply companies because we present the most efficient route to market for their products and services. Through collaboration with our suppliers, NRI remains at the forefront of the latest technical advances in Agriculture.<br /> <br /> Each of our stores has a unique service offering to suit their local producers&rsquo; needs. It is this intimate local knowledge that enables them to deliver the best production outcomes for their customers. Our shareholders also play an active role in their local communities through employment, community programs and sponsorships.</p>

<p>NRI was formed in 2001, by the visionary owners of ten Independent Rural Retail operations.<br /> <br /> The drive behind each business was an appetite for change. Corporates were taking over the Farm Input market. There was a need for a truly Independent group, without the cost associated with a wholesale structure.<br /> <br /> Today the NRI group has more than 100 stores in every state and territory of Australia, providing Farm Inputs and Specialty advice to primary producers.<br /> <br /> Importantly, we have established partnerships with the major supply companies because we present the most efficient route to market for their products and services. Through collaboration with our suppliers, NRI remains at the forefront of the latest technical advances in Agriculture.<br /> <br /> Each of our stores has a unique service offering to suit their local producers&rsquo; needs. It is this intimate local knowledge that enables them to deliver the best production outcomes for their customers. Our shareholders also play an active role in their local communities through employment, community programs and sponsorships.</p>

<p>After many years with CRT, Doug Dydes Produce joined NRI in 2004. With a focus on friendly service &amp; value for money, it supplies general merchandise, livestock produce &amp; equine requisites to commercial &amp; hobby farmers on both sides of the Murray River. Offers specialised advice on livestock husbandry.</p>

<p>NRI was formed in 2001, by the visionary owners of ten Independent Rural Retail operations.<br /> <br /> The drive behind each business was an appetite for change. Corporates were taking over the Farm Input market. There was a need for a truly Independent group, without the cost associated with a wholesale structure.<br /> <br /> Today the NRI group has more than 100 stores in every state and territory of Australia, providing Farm Inputs and Specialty advice to primary producers.<br /> <br /> Importantly, we have established partnerships with the major supply companies because we present the most efficient route to market for their products and services. Through collaboration with our suppliers, NRI remains at the forefront of the latest technical advances in Agriculture.<br /> <br /> Each of our stores has a unique service offering to suit their local producers&rsquo; needs. It is this intimate local knowledge that enables them to deliver the best production outcomes for their customers. Our shareholders also play an active role in their local communities through employment, community programs and sponsorships.</p>

<p>NRI was formed in 2001, by the visionary owners of ten Independent Rural Retail operations.<br /> <br /> The drive behind each business was an appetite for change. Corporates were taking over the Farm Input market. There was a need for a truly Independent group, without the cost associated with a wholesale structure.<br /> <br /> Today the NRI group has more than 100 stores in every state and territory of Australia, providing Farm Inputs and Specialty advice to primary producers.<br /> <br /> Importantly, we have established partnerships with the major supply companies because we present the most efficient route to market for their products and services. Through collaboration with our suppliers, NRI remains at the forefront of the latest technical advances in Agriculture.<br /> <br /> Each of our stores has a unique service offering to suit their local producers&rsquo; needs. It is this intimate local knowledge that enables them to deliver the best production outcomes for their customers. Our shareholders also play an active role in their local communities through employment, community programs and sponsorships.</p>

<p>NRI was formed in 2001, by the visionary owners of ten Independent Rural Retail operations.<br /> <br /> The drive behind each business was an appetite for change. Corporates were taking over the Farm Input market. There was a need for a truly Independent group, without the cost associated with a wholesale structure.<br /> <br /> Today the NRI group has more than 100 stores in every state and territory of Australia, providing Farm Inputs and Specialty advice to primary producers.<br /> <br /> Importantly, we have established partnerships with the major supply companies because we present the most efficient route to market for their products and services. Through collaboration with our suppliers, NRI remains at the forefront of the latest technical advances in Agriculture.<br /> <br /> Each of our stores has a unique service offering to suit their local producers&rsquo; needs. It is this intimate local knowledge that enables them to deliver the best production outcomes for their customers. Our shareholders also play an active role in their local communities through employment, community programs and sponsorships.</p>

<p>NRI was formed in 2001, by the visionary owners of ten Independent Rural Retail operations.<br /> <br /> The drive behind each business was an appetite for change. Corporates were taking over the Farm Input market. There was a need for a truly Independent group, without the cost associated with a wholesale structure.<br /> <br /> Today the NRI group has more than 100 stores in every state and territory of Australia, providing Farm Inputs and Specialty advice to primary producers.<br /> <br /> Importantly, we have established partnerships with the major supply companies because we present the most efficient route to market for their products and services. Through collaboration with our suppliers, NRI remains at the forefront of the latest technical advances in Agriculture.<br /> <br /> Each of our stores has a unique service offering to suit their local producers&rsquo; needs. It is this intimate local knowledge that enables them to deliver the best production outcomes for their customers. Our shareholders also play an active role in their local communities through employment, community programs and sponsorships.</p>

<p>NRI was formed in 2001, by the visionary owners of ten Independent Rural Retail operations.<br /> <br /> The drive behind each business was an appetite for change. Corporates were taking over the Farm Input market. There was a need for a truly Independent group, without the cost associated with a wholesale structure.<br /> <br /> Today the NRI group has more than 100 stores in every state and territory of Australia, providing Farm Inputs and Specialty advice to primary producers.<br /> <br /> Importantly, we have established partnerships with the major supply companies because we present the most efficient route to market for their products and services. Through collaboration with our suppliers, NRI remains at the forefront of the latest technical advances in Agriculture.<br /> <br /> Each of our stores has a unique service offering to suit their local producers&rsquo; needs. It is this intimate local knowledge that enables them to deliver the best production outcomes for their customers. Our shareholders also play an active role in their local communities through employment, community programs and sponsorships.</p>

<p>NRI was formed in 2001, by the visionary owners of ten Independent Rural Retail operations.<br /> <br /> The drive behind each business was an appetite for change. Corporates were taking over the Farm Input market. There was a need for a truly Independent group, without the cost associated with a wholesale structure.<br /> <br /> Today the NRI group has more than 100 stores in every state and territory of Australia, providing Farm Inputs and Specialty advice to primary producers.<br /> <br /> Importantly, we have established partnerships with the major supply companies because we present the most efficient route to market for their products and services. Through collaboration with our suppliers, NRI remains at the forefront of the latest technical advances in Agriculture.<br /> <br /> Each of our stores has a unique service offering to suit their local producers&rsquo; needs. It is this intimate local knowledge that enables them to deliver the best production outcomes for their customers. Our shareholders also play an active role in their local communities through employment, community programs and sponsorships.</p>

<p>Opened 2000 to service broadacre cereal, grain legume &amp; oilseed producers of the fertile south-west slopes, the product range includes crop protection, animal health, fertiliser, fencing &amp; general merchandise. Offers various agronomic &amp; technical services in crop, pasture &amp; livestock production.</p>

<p>NRI was formed in 2001, by the visionary owners of ten Independent Rural Retail operations.<br /> <br /> The drive behind each business was an appetite for change. Corporates were taking over the Farm Input market. There was a need for a truly Independent group, without the cost associated with a wholesale structure.<br /> <br /> Today the NRI group has more than 100 stores in every state and territory of Australia, providing Farm Inputs and Specialty advice to primary producers.<br /> <br /> Importantly, we have established partnerships with the major supply companies because we present the most efficient route to market for their products and services. Through collaboration with our suppliers, NRI remains at the forefront of the latest technical advances in Agriculture.<br /> <br /> Each of our stores has a unique service offering to suit their local producers&rsquo; needs. It is this intimate local knowledge that enables them to deliver the best production outcomes for their customers. Our shareholders also play an active role in their local communities through employment, community programs and sponsorships.</p>

<p>NRI was formed in 2001, by the visionary owners of ten Independent Rural Retail operations.<br /> <br /> The drive behind each business was an appetite for change. Corporates were taking over the Farm Input market. There was a need for a truly Independent group, without the cost associated with a wholesale structure.<br /> <br /> Today the NRI group has more than 100 stores in every state and territory of Australia, providing Farm Inputs and Specialty advice to primary producers.<br /> <br /> Importantly, we have established partnerships with the major supply companies because we present the most efficient route to market for their products and services. Through collaboration with our suppliers, NRI remains at the forefront of the latest technical advances in Agriculture.<br /> <br /> Each of our stores has a unique service offering to suit their local producers&rsquo; needs. It is this intimate local knowledge that enables them to deliver the best production outcomes for their customers. Our shareholders also play an active role in their local communities through employment, community programs and sponsorships.</p>

<h1>Advanced Ag</h1> <h2>Advanced Agricultural Products &amp; Systems</h2> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Advanced Ag</strong>&nbsp;is situated in the heart of the Goulburn Valley in Shepparton, Victoria. &nbsp;We have become an agricultural industry leader over a short period of time. &nbsp;Since beginning business in May 2008, we have established a strong agronomy foundation for our client&#39;s future.</p> <p>Our fully accredited and experienced agronomy team offers advice and products to fulfill all your broadacre, horticultural and dairy needs.</p> <p>MISSION STATEMENT</p> <p><em>&quot;Deliver the latest information and products to maximise our clients productivity and sustainability.</em></p>

<p>NRI was formed in 2001, by the visionary owners of ten Independent Rural Retail operations.<br /> <br /> The drive behind each business was an appetite for change. Corporates were taking over the Farm Input market. There was a need for a truly Independent group, without the cost associated with a wholesale structure.<br /> <br /> Today the NRI group has more than 100 stores in every state and territory of Australia, providing Farm Inputs and Specialty advice to primary producers.<br /> <br /> Importantly, we have established partnerships with the major supply companies because we present the most efficient route to market for their products and services. Through collaboration with our suppliers, NRI remains at the forefront of the latest technical advances in Agriculture.<br /> <br /> Each of our stores has a unique service offering to suit their local producers&rsquo; needs. It is this intimate local knowledge that enables them to deliver the best production outcomes for their customers. Our shareholders also play an active role in their local communities through employment, community programs and sponsorships.</p>

<p>NRI was formed in 2001, by the visionary owners of ten Independent Rural Retail operations.<br /> <br /> The drive behind each business was an appetite for change. Corporates were taking over the Farm Input market. There was a need for a truly Independent group, without the cost associated with a wholesale structure.<br /> <br /> Today the NRI group has more than 100 stores in every state and territory of Australia, providing Farm Inputs and Specialty advice to primary producers.<br /> <br /> Importantly, we have established partnerships with the major supply companies because we present the most efficient route to market for their products and services. Through collaboration with our suppliers, NRI remains at the forefront of the latest technical advances in Agriculture.<br /> <br /> Each of our stores has a unique service offering to suit their local producers&rsquo; needs. It is this intimate local knowledge that enables them to deliver the best production outcomes for their customers. Our shareholders also play an active role in their local communities through employment, community programs and sponsorships.</p>

<h2>AMPS was&nbsp;established&nbsp;by farmers who could see there was a lack of investment looming in local production research&nbsp;and wanted to do something to change this.</h2> <p><img alt="Farmer in the field" src="https://keo-cms.appspot.com.storage.googleapis.com/sites/Amps/assets/6fa39d0a-c559-4730-a8f4-4b52f3a6c5a9/about.jpg" /></p> <p>AMPS has grown over the years by showing their privately funded research projects are current and provide vital information to their members.</p> <p>AMPS started as a small merchandise business that grew rapidly due to it being the place to get great product at a competitive price. The profits generated from the merchandise business increasingly fuelled the non-for-profit private research sector AMPS now so heavily prides itself on.</p> <p>Promoting independent research that is current and useful to the grower has always been at the forefront of our minds. As well as important crop trials, we also ensure we test new concepts &amp; products and that is why so many AMPS customers also use the merchandise side of the business. What better service than to be able to use a company for both your merchandise needs and research.</p> <p>Slowly over the years AMPS has expanded from a small merchandise business supporting a non-for profit independent research department, to an end to end service for the grower. AMPS also offers storage and handling facilities that runs along a brokerage service. Storage and handling covers the growers needs when it comes to storing their overflow of grain. When you run out of space AMPS aims to accommodate your needs. With a variety of silo sizes, a drier and a free sampling service we are able to ensure your grain is always in the safest of hands. Understanding grain markets can be a time-consuming job for a grower, so that is why AMPS offers a brokerage service. Meaning storing your grain with us can also result in us finding you a buyer.</p>

<p>NRI was formed in 2001, by the visionary owners of ten Independent Rural Retail operations.<br /> <br /> The drive behind each business was an appetite for change. Corporates were taking over the Farm Input market. There was a need for a truly Independent group, without the cost associated with a wholesale structure.<br /> <br /> Today the NRI group has more than 100 stores in every state and territory of Australia, providing Farm Inputs and Specialty advice to primary producers.<br /> <br /> Importantly, we have established partnerships with the major supply companies because we present the most efficient route to market for their products and services. Through collaboration with our suppliers, NRI remains at the forefront of the latest technical advances in Agriculture.<br /> <br /> Each of our stores has a unique service offering to suit their local producers&rsquo; needs. It is this intimate local knowledge that enables them to deliver the best production outcomes for their customers. Our shareholders also play an active role in their local communities through employment, community programs and sponsorships.</p>

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