Outlook 2019 - Program and presentations

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TUESDAY 5 MAR​​CH (9:00 –11:00am)

​​​​​​​​​ROYA​​​​L THEATRE​​​ (650 seats)

9.00 – 9.30am

CHAIR: Nikolai Beilharz, ABC​​

Welcome to Country

Opening address​​​

The Hon. David Littleproud MP​​​
Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources

Video and transcript

​​​​Global and national context - economics, geopolitics, and technology
9.30 – 11.00am

Q&A video and transcript

CHAIR: Nikolai Beilharz, ABC

Steve Hatfield-Dodds
ABARES
Challenges, opportunities and tough choices

Presentation PDF icon PDF [2.6 MB]

Video and transcript

Frances Adamson
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Prospects for global trade – Australia’s perspective

Presentation

Video and transcript

Mike Grundy
CSIRO
Pitfalls and potential for agricultural productivity

Presentation PDF icon PDF [4.8 MB]

Video and transcript

11.00am – 11.30am ​Morning tea​​​​
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​TUESDAY 5 MARCH (11:30 – 1:00pm)

ROYAL THEATRE

Agriculture in focus – outlook for commodities and farm incomes 

Q&A video and transcript

CHAIR: Nikolai Beilharz, ABC

Peter Gooday
ABARES
Farm incomes and the commodity outlook

Presentation PDF icon PDF [2.1 MB]

Video and transcript

Robert Johansson
United States Department of Agriculture
2019 U.S. and global agricultural outlook

Presentation PDF icon PDF [2.3 MB]

Video and transcript

Ramiro Costa
Buenos Aires Grain Exchange
Perspectives on policy reforms in Argentina and the implications for agricultural production and trade 

Presentation PDF icon PDF [2.8 MB]

Video and transcript

1:00 – 2.00pm Lunch​

TUESDAY 5 MARCH (2.00pm – 3.30pm) ​ ​

BRADMAN

MENZIES

NICHOLLS

Ensuring a world class R&D system 

Q&A video and transcript

Making the most of global value chains

Q&A video and transcript

Making NRM pay 

Q&A video and transcript

CHAIR: Leigh Radford 
RadMedia

CHAIR: Sarina Locke
ABC

CHAIR: Warwick Long, ABC

Andrew Metcalfe
EY
Innovation in agriculture – ideas for future success

Presentation PDF icon PDF [6.7 MB]

Video and transcript

Jared Greenville
ABARES
Australian agriculture’s place in global value chains

Presentation PDF icon PDF [1.1 MB]

Video and transcript

James Bentley
National Australia Bank
Financing natural capital

Video and transcript

Michael Robertson
CSIRO
Five ways to improve the agricultural innovation system in Australia

Presentation PDF icon PDF [941 KB]

Video and transcript

Tina Dong
Access Brand Management
A Direct line to China: Australia's Daigou trade in food

Presentation PDF icon PDF [2.2 MB]

David Marsh
Mid Lachlan Landcare
Regenerative agriculture, ecology, people and profit

Presentation PDF icon PDF [7.8 MB]

Video and transcript

Richard Dickmann
Bayer Australia
Succeed globally or fail locally: is this the future for the Australian ag innovation system?

Presentation PDF icon PDF [2.1 MB]

Video and transcript

Dion Santamaria
Cutri Fruit
Capturing the benefits of market access to Asia for Australian family farms

Presentation PDF icon PDF [901 KB]

Video and transcript

Tess Herbert
Gundamain Feedlot NSW / Beef Sustainability Framework
The Australian beef sustainability framework and NRM: an opportunity to unlock value

Presentation PDF icon PDF [2.6 MB]

Video and transcript

John Harvey
AgriFutures Australia
Rural innovation: connecting with the agri-tech world

Presentation PDF icon PDF [3.9 MB]

Video and transcript

James Madden
Flinders + Co.
Purpose driven change

Presentation PDF icon PDF [682 KB]

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3.30 – 4.00pm      Afternoon tea
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TUESDAY 5 MARCH (4.00pm – 5.30pm) ​ ​

BRADMAN

MENZIES

NICHOLLS

Winning hearts and minds: consumers and communities

Q&A video and transcript

Opportunities to value add up the food chain

Q&A video and transcript

Lights, camera, action: detecting weeds and pests

Q&A video and transcript

CHAIR: Nikolai Beilharz
ABC

CHAIR: Sarina Locke
ABC

CHAIR: Josephine Laduzko
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

Deanna Lush
AgCommunicators
Building trust v defending an interest … there is a difference

Video and transcript

Angeline Achariya
Monash Food Innovation Centre
What agri-business needs to know about the changing landscape of food retailing

Presentation PDF icon PDF [4.5 MB] 

Video and transcript

Nancy Schellhorn
RapidAIM
Real-time insect detection: implications for surveillance and market access

Presentation PDF icon PDF [3.0 MB] 

Video and transcript

Tom Maguire
Teys Australia
How to build a sustainable relationship with the Australian public

Presentation PDF icon PDF [5.1 MB]

Video and transcript

Peter Jones
Australian Consolidated Milk
Organic milk production - why not? Busting the myths

Presentation PDF icon PDF [1.7 MB]

Video and transcript


Hillary Cherry
NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
Using detector dogs for weed surveillance in conservation areas

Presentation PDF icon PDF [5.9 MB] 

Video and transcript

Ross Hampton
Australian Forest Products Association
The ultimate renewable and social licence

Presentation PDF icon PDF [5.1 MB]

Krista Watkins
Natural Evolution
The future isn’t always fresh – how to create value from excess produce

Presentation PDF icon PDF [2.4 MB]

Video and transcript

Dianne Gleeson
University of Canberra
The application of environmental DNA as a biosecurity surveillance tool

Presentation PDF icon PDF [2.7 MB] 

Video and transcript

Rowan McMonnies
Australian Eggs
Building community trust – from eggs to the ag sector

Presentation PDF icon PDF [962 KB]

Video and transcript

Andre Roberts
Patties Foods
From fork to farm — growing the pie

Presentation PDF icon PDF [1.9 MB]

Video and transcript

Luise Sigel
Agriculture Victoria
CropSafe: Victoria's 'eyes in the field' surveillance system for the grains industry

Presentation PDF icon PDF [1.8 MB] 

Video and transcript

6.30pm for 7.00pm  Conference dinner with 2019 Science and Innovation Awards winners and Australian Biosecurity Award winners.
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WEDNESDAY 6 MARCH (9:00 –11:00am)

ROYAL THEATRE

9.00 – 9.30am

CHAIR: Leigh Radford
RadMedia

Ministerial address
Senator the Hon. Richard Colbeck
Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources

Video and transcript

9.30am – 11.00am

Hard choices to get to $100 billion

Q&A video and transcript

​​​CHAIR: Leigh Radford
RadMedia

Robert Poole
KPMG
Talking 2030 – how do we unlock the $100 billion opportunity?

Presentation PDF icon PDF [1.4 MB]

Video and transcript

Richard Heath
Australian Farm Institute
Is $100 billion by 2030 a transformational target?

Presentation PDF icon PDF [2.1 MB]

Video and transcript

Emma Germano
I Love Farms / Victorian Farmers Federation / Nuffield Scholar
$100 billion in 2030: what does that mean inside the farm gate?

Video and transcript

Liam Lenaghan
goFARM Australia
It’s time to stop admiring the problem!

Video and transcript

11.00am – 11.30am ​Morning tea​​​​

WEDNESDAY 6 March (11.30am – 1.00pm)

ROYAL THEATRE

BRADMAN

​MENZIES

​NICHOLLS​

Technology: creating opportunities with ag tech

Q&A video and transcript

Transforming regional Australia

Q&A video and transcript

Fisheries - making the most from a renewable resource

Q&A video and transcript

Irrigation drought? Outlook for water markets

Q&A video and transcript

CHAIR:
Rohan Rainbow
AgTech Centric

CHAIR: Sarina Locke
ABC

CHAIR:
Patrick Hone
Fisheries Research and Development Corporation ​​

CHAIR:
Warwick Long
ABC

Amelia Fyfield
Beanstalk Agtech
Bringing challenge-led innovation to Australian agriculture

Presentation PDF icon PDF [3.6 MB]

Video and transcript

Kim Houghton
Regional Australia Institute
People and productivity: employment trends in rural and regional Australia

Presentation PDF icon PDF [2.4 MB]

Video and transcript

Robert Curtotti
ABARES
Fisheries and aquaculture markets – what lies ahead

Presentation PDF icon PDF [1.1 MB]

Video and transcript

Andrew Reynolds
Murray-Darling Basin Authority
Southern Murray-Darling Basin water supply and outlook

Presentation PDF icon PDF [3.3 MB]

Video and transcript

Matt Rutter
Geraldton Fishermen’s Co-operative
Rock lobster – new supply chains to China

Presentation PDF icon PDF [4.1 MB]

Video and transcript

Jared Mondschein
United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney
Benchmarking investment into Australian ag tech

Presentation PDF icon PDF [1.5 MB]

Video and transcript

Rochelle Ball
Pacific Labour Facility / The Palladium Group
Pacific labour mobility: supporting regional Australia

Presentation PDF icon PDF [2.1 MB]

Stephen Mayfield
South Australian Research and Development Institute
Green fish, red fish, yellow fish … exploring the status of Australian fish stocks

Presentation PDF icon PDF [2.4 MB]

Video and transcript

David Galeano
ABARES
Water market outlook

Presentation PDF icon PDF [1.2 MB]

Video and transcript

Robert Edwards
automed
automed: our challenges and aspirations

Presentation PDF icon PDF [1.1 MB]

Video and transcript

Romy Greiner
River Consulting and James Cook University
Generating prosperity in remote Australia

Video and transcript

Serena Zipf
Rocky Point Aquaculture
Recovery from white spot prawn disease in southeast Queensland

Presentation PDF icon PDF [4.9 MB]

Video and transcript

Jody Swirepik
Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder
Environmental water: managing the risks

Presentation PDF icon PDF [3.6 MB]

Video and transcript

Royce Bell
John Deere
Big data – big opportunities 

Presentation PDF icon PDF [2.4 MB]

Video and transcript

Dianna Somerville
Bridge Hub
The changing face of the regional innovation ecosystem

Presentation PDF icon PDF [939 KB]

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Steven Clarke
South Australian Research and Development Institute
Kingfish — Australia’s new potential white fleshed salmon?

Presentation PDF icon PDF [1.5 MB]

Noel Baxter
Namarang Farms
Spreading the risk in southern NSW irrigated farming

Presentation PDF icon PDF [1.7 MB]

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1.00pm – 2.30pm Lunch and meet the winners of the 2019 Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

WEDNESDAY 6 March (2.30pm – 4.00pm)

​​​​​​​​​ROYA​​​​L THEATRE​​​

Managing drought and risk in a changing climate

The recent drought has reignited long standing debates around how farms, rural communities and governments should best respond to the challenges of climate variability.

In setting the scene, ABARES Steve Hatfield-Dodds, and the Bureau of Meteorology’s Karl Braganza will describe the extent of climate variability in Australia and its effects on farm risk. They will also look back, at how farm climate risk has changed over time, and forward at potential policy and technology adaptation options.

Then take part in the Q&A with our panellists whose unique perspectives on drought (from the finance, university, and farm sectors), who together will provide insights on options for improving resilience within the agricultural community, and potential tensions between the multiple goals of drought policy.

Q&A video and transcript

CHAIR: Leigh Radford
RadMedia

​​​Steve Hatfield-Dodds
ABARES

Presentation PDF icon PDF [1.6 MB]

Video and transcript

Karl Braganza
Bureau of Meteorology
State of the climate

Presentation PDF icon PDF [3.5 MB]

Video and transcript

Tony York
WAFarmers
Management of drought and risk a permanent state for farmers

Managing risk and climate variability is a permanent process and has always been there. It is a given for a successful farming business. Profit margins have been significantly reduced creating higher risk. Penalties of having a drought year and/or getting it wrong is higher than in the past. Business growth is essential but creating more risk. Appropriate scale, enterprise diversity, modern technology, grain and fodder reserves, financial management, forward pricing, FMDs, insurance, MPCI - all in mix for risk management. Climate change is just an added risk.

Bill Malcolm
University of Melbourne
Drought should not ever be a surprise to a farmer or policy maker

There are risks that markets can handle and risks that are in the public domain and risks that the public can help facilitate markets managing. Bad drought policy penalises good farmers and the wider economy.

Alexandra Gartmann
Rural Bank
Tackling tough times together and what banks can do to support farmers in managing drought and risk in a changing climate

Through a career working in and alongside Australian rural and regional communities and Australian farmers, Alexandra has a unique perspective on tackling tough times – particularly extreme drought conditions. During this panel session, Alexandra will touch on key themes and learnings from the millennium drought and how shifting priorities and sharing information to work through the challenges helped to support growers. From a community perspective, Alexandra will share the important themes from the ‘Tackling tough times together’ initiative of which she was a key driver during her work with the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal. And from a farm business perspective, Alexandra will consider what banks can and should be doing to support farmers in managing drought and risk in a changing climate, including how analysing portfolio trends can help to kick start conversations with farmers to get a better understanding of ‘what if’ scenarios to drive decisions.

4.00pm afternoon tea and conferenc​e close

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