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​Australia's premier information and networking forum for the agriculture sector, the ABARES Outlook 2016 conference was on Tuesday 1 and Wednesday 2 March in Canberra. The theme of Outlook 2016 was Investing in agriculture – growing our future. This recognises the need for ongoing investment in the agriculture sector to ensure its future success - in land to increase scale; in technology to enhance productivity; in people to ensure the skills needed to capture the opportunities of a modern industry and to create succession opportunities. On the supply side it recognises the new and increasingly diverse sources of capital available to agriculture and alternative financing models that are providing opportunities for farmers.

Visit the Outlook 2016 program and presentations​.

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Please contact the ABARES Events team if you wish to contribute to conference planning, to be notified when registrations open or for further information.

Regional Outlook conferences

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Science and Innovation Awards

Grants to realise big ideas from young rural innovators

ABARES coordinates the annual Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, which provides a number of grants for projects that will contribute to the ongoing success and sustainability of Australia's agriculture, fisheries or forestry industries, including food and sustainable natural resource management.

Visit the Science and Innovation Awards page for more information.

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