Casino Regional Outlook conference

Delegates from around the region examined the key issues for agriculture at sessions focussed on Creating value in an increasingly connected world; Changing the way we do agriculture and Extracting value in agriculture.

As well as the ABARES speakers examining the big picture issues affecting NSW and the key commodity outlook and issues, delegates also heard from Mick Keogh, ACCC; Peter Stone, Bureau of Meteorology; Rohan Rainbow, AgTech Centric and Lorraine Gordon, Farming Together.

The Casino Regional Outlook conference was on Wednesday 4 July at the Casino RSM Club, 162 Canterbury St, Casino NSW. For enquiries or further information email Conferences.


8.30 AM Registration

Creating value in an increasingly connected world


9.00 AM Welcome to Country

Opening address by Kevin Hogan MP, Member for Page

9.30 AM Peter Gooday ABARES Big picture issues affecting New South Wales

9.50 AM Sharon Stuckey Elders Insights into rural finances

10.10 AM Questions and discussion

10.30 AM Morning tea

Changing the way we do agriculture

CHAIR Rik Whitehead Department of Primary Industries NSW

11.00 AM Peter Stone Bureau of Meteorology Changing the way we collect and deliver weather and climate information

11.20 AM Mick Keogh ACCC The Australian beef and dairy sectors: generally competitive but in need of some reforms

11.40 AM Rohan Rainbow AgTech Centric Digital agriculture, automation and the future farm – opportunities and challenges to consider

12.00 PM Lorraine Gordon Farming Together Increasing returns through collaboration

12.20 PM Questions and discussion

1.00 PM Lunch

Extracting value in agriculture

CHAIRGraeme Hargreaves Regional Development Australia Northern Rivers

2.00 PM Tim Whitnall ABARES Commodity outlook and issues

2.20 PM Bill Hoffman Hoffman Beef Consulting Presentation title to be advised

2.40 PM Robbie Commens 2 tonne enterprises Collaboration driving innovation on new floodplain macadamia orchards

3.00 PM Greg McNamara Norco Connecting to people through provenance

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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