Harvest at WA College of Agriculture — Narrogin is in full swing, with students champing at the bit to play their part. The 495ha cropping program consists of 150ha of canola, 265ha of oats and 80ha of barley. The students do everything from seeding to spraying, working all year on crop maintenance. Farm manager Stephen Madson said the crops were looking terrific so far. “The canola is going just over two tonnes per hectare, which is good to see,” he said. “We’re only just into the barley now, so it’s hard to tell but it’s looking really good, as are the oats.” He said he was pleased with the effort from the students. “The students are helping out with driving the headers, driving the trucks and unloading into the silos,” he said. “Harvest does take a bit longer with students obviously because you’re training them, so it’s a bit slower. “But we’re really grateful for their help, and it’s so good to see them really concentrating and doing a good job.” Mr Madson said it was difficult for many students to help out at this time of year because they were needed on the family farm. “The ones who are staying behind to help out we’re giving as much harvest experience as we possibly can,” he said.