Renmark Regional Outlook conference

​​​3 May 2017 at the Renmark Hotel, Murray Avenue in Renmark, South Australia.

Registration is complimentary for all delegates, however pre-event registration is essential.​

Join others from around your region to hear the latest economic trends and commodity updates from ABARES speakers, as well as business innovation stories and new approaches from local business people and producers.


8.30 am Registration

Innovation in agriculture – capturing the opportunities

CHAIR Meg Vonic-Joyce, ABC Rural
9.00 AM Welcome to Country

Opening address

9.30 AM Peter Gooday, ABARES - Big picture issues affecting South Australia
9.50 AM Stephen Radeski, ANZ - Financing innovation in agriculture

10.10 AM Questions and discussion

10.30 AM Morning tea

Innovation in intensive and irrigated agriculture

CHAIR Kris Swaffer, Primary Industries and Regions SA

11.00 AM Lisa McKelvie, ABARES - Commodity outlook and issues
11.20 AM Ben Haslett, Woolenook Fruits/Nuffield Scholar - Water security in the Riverland
11.40 AM Brenton Parker, Parkers Fish - Diversifying to increase returns in a water constrained environment
12.00 PM Ryan Arnold, Pyap Produce - Innovating in citrus production and marketing

12.20 PM Questions and discussion

1.00 PM Lunch

Broadacre farming adapting to a changing environment

CHAIR David Burgess, Regional Development Australia Murraylands and Riverland
2.00 PM Darren Ray, Bureau of Meteorology - Managing Riverland weather and water with environmental intelligence
2.20 PM Neal Hughes, ABARES - Climate adjusted productivity on cropping farms: the slowdown and the rebound
2.40 PM Robin Schaefer, Bulla Burra/Nuffield Scholar - Throwing out the rule book: increasing returns with collaborative farming
3.00 PM Paul McGorman, Thornby - Practical applications of technology in a lamb business

3.20 PM Questions and discussion

4.00 PM Close and afternoon tea

Registration includes:

  • conference entry
  • morning, lunch and afternoon tea
  • copy of the delegate directory for easier networking
  • copy of ABARES ‘About my region’ agricultural industries profile
  • access to ABARES recent publications.
Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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