Delegates to the ABARES Toowoomba Regional Outlook conference on 27 July will hear from local farming businesses about their experiences of innovation and adaption for sustainable growth.
ABARES Assistant Secretary, Agricultural Forecasting and Trade, Kurt Hockey said the panel discussion on Adopting and adapting for sustainable growth was generating considerable interest.
“We have farm businesses and researchers coming together to share their experiences and ideas on how agriculture can adapt to the challenges it is facing and position itself for success,” Mr Hockey said.
“If you want to be part of the conversation, I’m encouraging people to register online – it’s a free conference but places are limited.
”I’ll be discussing the big picture issues affecting farmers in southern Queensland while my colleague Jonathan Wong will be taking a closer look at the region’s commodities and where trends are heading.
“We’ve had recent high commodity prices for grains, but we’re also aware of the challenges from the recent wet weather and rising input costs.”
ABARES’ Regional Outlook conferences are an essential part of sharing commodity forecasts and research results, and hearing from local delegates about key regional agricultural issues.
Conference sessions will examine agriculture’s contribution to Australia’s prosperity, driving value in agriculture, and the outlook for the sector and key commodities.
For more information and to register visit www.agriculture.gov.au/abares/regional.
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The conference is free but pre-event registration is essential.
- The conference features three sessions from 9am to 3pm on Wednesday 27 July at the City Golf Club, 254 South St, South Toowoomba.
- At each Regional Outlook conference, senior ABARES analysts present the economic overview and forecasts for relevant agricultural commodities and farm financial performance.
- Other regional speakers and producers will discuss industry challenges and strategies for growth, investment and innovation opportunities, natural resource management, plus case studies from people taking innovative approaches in their businesses.