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Conference Program 2024

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09:00
  1. 10 mins
    As the Australia/New Zealand (ANZ) sub-region head for global Agricultural machinery leader, CNH Industrial, Brandon is driving Case IH and New Holland to deliver best in class customer experience and ...
09:10
  1. 10 mins
    David Jochinke is a third generation grain and livestock farmer from in north west Victoria. David was elected President of the National Farmers’ Federation in 2023 after serving as Vice President for ...
09:20
  1. 10 mins
    Emma Germano is Managing Director of her family mixed operation I Love Farms. Growing fresh vegetables for local and export markets, as well as running sheep and beef cattle, I Love Farms has a firm f ...
09:30
  1. 45 mins
    • Stream 1
    An Australian entrepreneur and founder of Goterra, a company that focus’ on sustainable food production, Olympia is a leading voice in agricultural sustainability and climate technology innovation. Wi ...
10:55
  1. 30 mins
    • Break
11:25
  1. 20 mins
    • Stream 1
    With ever-increasing pressures of climate change (are we going back into another drought already?), geo-political market antics, the cost of labour, more discerning consumers, the rise and rise of ESG ...
  2. 20 mins
    • Stream 2
    Sustainability is not just a marketing buzzword – it’s about future-proofing Australian farming systems to ensure generational food and economic security. The Australian Farm Institute will provide an ...
11:45
  1. 20 mins
    • Stream 1
    Join Ian and Kieran from Agriculture Victoria Research as they take us through the latest work they have been doing in horticulture traceability as well as introducing some of the Hort Tech tools unde ...
  2. 20 mins
    • Stream 2
    With a changing climate and international market uncertainty, imagine being able to make your farm enterprise more resilient by taking advantage of innovative approaches. Using a regenerative enterpri ...
12:05
  1. 15 mins
    • Stream 1
    Farm size is only getting bigger, and in fact it has doubled in the past 30 years in Australia. The pressures on farmers and agronomists today also means that getting across the vast amount of country ...
  2. 15 mins
    • Stream 2
    Driving sustainability in Agricultural Machinery Agricultural machinery has a critical role on the farm and in the transition to sustainable agriculture. Michael Macolino will share how Agricultural O ...
13:00
  1. 60 mins
    • Break
14:00
  1. 20 mins
    • Stream 1
    Stu Adam from Agronomeye presents a comprehensive insight into the emerging role of digital twins and data modelling in advancing agricultural tools. The talk, centred around the innovative concept of ...
  2. 20 mins
    • Stream 2
    Operational preparedness is not an unfamiliar concept to farmers. Preparing for business as usual, factoring in some variation, is a part of the job. But in a world of increasing climate, trade, and b ...
14:20
  1. 20 mins
    • Stream 1
    With many of Australia’s most lucrative crops concentrated in small geographical regions, the impact of a single severe weather event—for example tropical cyclones, thunderstorms, hazardous winds and ...
  2. 20 mins
    • Stream 2
    Caitlin will discuss why a holistic approach must be taken to the wealth creation and land regeneration opportunities available through emerging natural capital markets, to ensure that primary produce ...
15:25
  1. 35 mins
    • Stream 1
    Join us for an insightful panel discussion on the current landscape of agritech in Australia, where industry experts will shed light on the latest trends, challenges, and opportunities in this rapidly ...
16:00
  1. 120 mins
    • Networking
09:00
  1. 15 mins
    • Stream 1
10:45
  1. 30 mins
    • Break
11:15
  1. 20 mins
    • Stream 1
  2. 20 mins
    • Stream 2
    Many grape growers are facing labour shortages. Autonomous machinery has the potential to manage this issue and reduce production costs. A range of autonomous equipment is starting to come to market, ...
11:35
  1. 20 mins
    • Stream 1
    Farmgate retailing has already gone way beyond roadside stalls with subscription and home delivery models becoming increasingly popular. But to leverage the full potential of selling direct to public, ...
  2. 20 mins
    • Stream 2
    Explore the present and future of smart farming through a 20-minute journey into the profound impact of Artificial Intelligence on agriculture. Discover how AI and machine learning is revolutionising ...
11:55
  1. 20 mins
    • Stream 1
    Ownership of farmland by entities other than multigenerational family owner-operators is far from a new concept in Australia. What is relatively new in Australia is the gradual acceptance by the insti ...
  2. 20 mins
    • Stream 2
    Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is improving farming methods by providing connectivity and intelligence via automated systems and monitoring. With the increasing availability and reducing costs o ...
12:15
  1. 50 mins
    • Break
13:10
  1. 45 mins
    • Stream 1
    In the push to net zero, agricultural businesses are looking to manage the complexities with measuring and reducing their emissions. Join Brooke Donnelly, General Manager Sustainability at Coles; Mari ...
  2. 45 mins
    • Stream 2
    Adapting in Agriculture This discussion will address: Drivers of diversity and inclusion Programs or strategies to drive greater cultural awareness/safety in agricultural workplaces How product design ...
13:55
  1. 20 mins
    • Stream 1
    Trusted product underpins value in agriculture supply chains and has done so for years. Consumers increasing attention to the origins and processing of food and rising market and financial environment ...
  2. 20 mins
    • Stream 2
    As the biggest user of land, often that owned by Aboriginal peoples, there is an increasing need for agriculture to improve engagement with Indigenous peoples. The benefits for agriculture are aplenty ...
15:00
  1. 30 mins
    • Break
15:50
  1. 20 mins
    • Stream 1
    This presentation delves into the pivotal role of the nationally recognised farming systems group, Birchip Cropping Group (BCG), in driving agricultural innovation within the grains and mixed farming ...
16:10
  1. 50 mins
    • Stream 1
    Contentious news stories  – such as the live export ban, supermarket pricing wars and large scale solar energy developments –  and the rhetoric they generate can significantly impact the business of f ...
17:00
  1. 15 mins
    • Stream 1
17:15
  1. 5 mins
    • Break

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