Tamworth Regional Outlook conference

​​​​​15 November 2017 at the Ibis Styles Tamworth, 80-90 Ebsworth Street in Tamworth, NSW

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 agricultural commodity updates from ABARES speakers, as well as business innovation stories from local business people and producers.


8.30 am Registration

Innovation in agriculture – capturing the opportunities

CHAIR Kristy Reading, ABC Rural

9.00 AM Welcome to Country

Opening address
Senator Bridget McKenzie, Senator for Victoria, Chair of Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee

9.30 AM Steve Hatfield-Dodds, ABARES - Big picture issues affecting New South Wales

9.50 AM Michael Dean, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Free Trade Agreements: agriculture, trade and foreign investment

10.10 AM Questions and discussion

10.30 AM Morning tea

Innovation in livestock enterprises

CHAIR Ian Lobsey, Regional Development Australia Northern Inland

11.00 AM Rohan Nelson, ABARES - Commodity outlook and issues

11.20 AM Derek Blomfield, The Conscious Farmer - From paddock to plate sustainably

11.40 AM Chris Lawlor, International Animal Health Products - Biological control of livestock parasites

12.00 PM Guy Hebblewhite, Praedium Agri Management / Nuffield Scholar - Efficient poultry production with world’s best practice

12.20 PM Questions and discussion

1.00 PM Lunch

Growing crops and collaboration in a changing environment

CHAIR Guy McMullen, Department of Primary Industries

2.00 PM Stephen Lellyett, Bureau of Meteorology – Better information, better decisions

2.20 PM Neal Hughes, ABARES - Climate adjusted productivity on cropping farms: the slowdown and the rebound

2.40 PM Andrew Watson, Kilmarnock Farming / Nuffield Scholar - Economic benefits of sustainable cropping

3.00 PM Lorraine Gordon, Farming Together - Increasing returns through collaboration

3.20 PM Questions and discussion

4.00 PM Afternoon tea and close

Registration includes:

  • conference entry
  • morning and afternoon teas, and lunch
  • 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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