Toowoomba Regional Outlook conference

​​​​​​​​11 October 2017 at the Toowoomba City Golf Club, 254 South Street in Toowoomba, Queensland

Registration is complimentary for all delegates, however pre-event registration is essential. Please re​gister online or complete the registration form in the pdf program available on this page.

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 Jodie Gunders, ABC Rural

9.00 AM  Welcome to Country

Opening address by Senator Barry O'Sullivan, Senator for Queensland

9.30 AM Peter Gooday, ABARES - Big picture issues affecting Queensland

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 broadacre agriculture

CHAIR Richard Routley, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

11.00 AM Andrew Cameron, ABARES - Commodity outlook and issues

11.20 AM Chris Hood, East West Road and Rail - Getting grain to markets efficiently

11.40 AM Tim Neale, Premise Agriculture - Digital technology, big data and agricultural productivity

12.00 PM Chris Lawlor, International Animal Health Products - Biological control of livestock parasites

12.20 PM Questions and discussion

1.00 PM Lunch

Intensive and irrigated agriculture in a changing environment

CHAIR Vic Pennisi, Regional Development Australia Darling Downs and South West

2.00 PM Joel Lisonbee, Bureau of Meteorology – Look out for the outlook

2.20 PM  Adam McVeigh, Mondure Homestead / Nuffield Scholar - Extracting value from irrigation infrastructure

2.40 PM David Bray, Darwalla Milling / Golden Cockerel - Production of high quality and efficient poultry in a changing environment

3.00 PM Nigel Corish, New Leaf Ag / Nuffield Scholar - Growing irrigated cotton with sustainable methods

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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