​6 July 2016

Charles Darwin University
1.1.01 building, Blue precinct
Casuarina, NT

A campus map can be downloaded from Charles Darwin University. Note that pay parking is in operation at Charles Darwin University.

Registration is complimentary for all delegates, however pre-event registration is essential. Delegates can register online or complete the registration form in the pdf program available on this page.


8.30 am Registration

Investing in rural industries - growing our future

CHAIR Matt Brann, ABC Rural

9.00 am Welcome to Country
Karen Schneider, ABARES National and international issues affecting northern Australia
9.20 am Mark Coffey, Office of Northern Australia - The role of the Office of Northern Australia in agriculture
9.40 am Stephen Radeski, ANZ - Facilitating investment in northern development
10.00 am Questions and discussion
10.30 am Morning tea

Growing the northern beef industry

CHAIR Alister Trier, Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries NT
11.00 am Greg Browning, Bureau of Meteorology - Improved outlook for decision-making
11.20 am Caroline Gunning-Trant, ABARES - Commodity outlook and issues
11.40 am Gerard Davis, AACo - Livingstone Beef and beyond – an update
12.00 pm Stuart Kemp, Northern Territory Livestock Exporters Association - Where to now for the live cattle trade
12.20 pm Questions and discussion
1.00 pm Lunch

Unlocking the agricultural production potential of the north

CHAIR Ruth Wallace, Northern Institute, Charles Darwin University
2.00 pm Peter Stone, CSIRO - Land and water potentially available to irrigated agriculture in the north
2.20 pm Martina Matzner, Acacia Hills Farm - Attracting young people into agriculture
2.40 pm Sally Isberg, Centre for Crocodile Research – Achieving competitive advantage in the Australian crocodile industry
3.00 pm Han Shiong Siah, Tropical Primary Products / Nuffield Scholar - Growing northern horticulture: limiting damage by birds and other flying pests
3.20 pm Questions and discussion
4.00 pm Close and afternoon tea

Registration includes:

  • conference entry
  • access to ABARES recent publications
  • morning and afternoon tea and lunch
  • delegate directory
  • profile data – about my region
  • networking opportunities.
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