Griffith Regional Outlook conference

​​​​​​​26 October 2016

Griffith Exies Club
6/12 Jondaryan Avenue
Griffith NSW

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 Laurissa Smith, ABC Rural

9.00 AM Welcome to Country
9.10 AM Trish Gleeson, ABARES - National and international issues affecting New South Wales
9.30 AM Arianna Sippel, Austrade - Agriculture, trade, foreign investment and FTAs – the Australian situation
9.50 AM Questions and discussion

10.10 AM Opening address by The Hon Luke Hartsuyker MP
                   Federal Member for Cowper
                   Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister

10.30 am Morning tea

Innovation in broadacre cropping and beef production

CHAIR Scott Hansen, NSW Department of Primary Industries

11.00 AM Steven Lellyett, Bureau of Meteorology - Improved weather and water information for agriculture
11.20 AM Lisa McKelvie, ABARES - Commodity outlook and issues
11.40 AM Paul Pearsell, Australian Grain Link - Innovating in the grain supply chain
12.00 PM Tess Herbert, Australian Lot Feeders' Association - Challenges and opportunities in grain fed beef production
12.20 pm Questions and discussion
1.00 pm Lunch

Intensive and irrigated farming in the Riverina

CHAIR Karen Hutchinson, Regional Development Australia Riverina

2.00 PM Brian Simpson, Riverina Wine Grapes Marketing Board - Winegrape industry in need of a better regulatory framework
2.20 PM Vito Mancini, Red Belly Citrus - Speciality produce marketing—the payoffs and the pitfalls
2.40 PM Mat Ryan, Riverina Aquaculture - Inland aquaculture – generating two incomes from agricultural water
3.00 PM Brendan Murray, Nature's Haven - Insights into certified organic vegetable production
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.
Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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