Dairy News

South Australian conference

By Geoff Adams

 This year’s DairySA Central Conference will provide a platform for dairy farmers to think ‘outside the square’ and be open to fresh ways of addressing pertinent issues in the dairy industry, according to Mt Compass dairy farmer and organising Committee member, Perrin Hicks.

“I believe dairy farmers are progressive in their thinking, and are keen to hear about the latest developments within their industry,” Mr Hicks said.

“It is through Conferences like this that give us the opportunity to flesh out new ideas, seek inspiration and be open to some ‘blue sky’ thinking across a range of topics,” he said.

In 2020, the DairySA Conference is embracing ‘Bold Ideas’ - it will explore new directions in chromosomal mating, look at the role of dairy beef and its place in the Australian consumer marketplace and beyond, plunge into social licence conversations on replacement calves, delve into ways of driving positive dairy culture, and showcase success stories from one of Australia’s largest dairy groups.

Up to 150 dairyfarmers and service providers from across SA’s Fleurieu, Barossa Mid-North, and River and Lakes - and even from the South East - are expected to attend the popular one day conference, to be held at Chateau Tanunda, Barossa Valley on Thursday, March 5.

Warren Davies from ‘The Unbreakable Farmer’ will also feature in the program, providing an authentic, inspiring and sometimes confronting presentation filled with take home strategies developed from his business and life journey around the key themes of resilience, persistence and determination.

The ‘Gather and Graze’ post conference event - where delegates have the opportunity to discuss the day’s events with a light graze and drinks - will be followed by the conference dinner.

The DairySA Central Conference will be held on Thursday 5 March, 9.30am at Chateau Tanunda, in the Barossa Valley.

For more information contact DairySA’s Beck Burgess on 0438 262 966.

Registrations are now open through Eventbrite at :https://2020dsacc.eventbrite.com.au/