Nuffield conference

By Dairy News

More than 300 of the nation's best and brightest in farming will come together for the 2019 Nuffield Australia National Conference in Queensland from September 17 to 19.

Early bird registrations have opened for Nuffield Australia’s flagship event, which will be held at the Royal International Convention Centre, the home of Brisbane’s EKKA precinct. This year’s theme is based on the three key pillars of ‘Collaborate, Innovate and Cultivate’.

The conference opens with the Awards Dinner, followed by two days of seminars, networking events, trade exhibitions, and a tour of scholar’s farms and agribusinesses across the Darling Downs region on Friday and Saturday, September 20 and 21.

Nuffield Australia Interim CEO and 2013 Queensland Scholar Jodie Redcliffe said she was excited to be hosting the prestigious conference on home soil, a state she believes is rich in diversity, innovation and resilience, especially when it comes to agriculture.

“Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from returning Nuffield Scholars, who will present the findings of their cutting edge global research.

“This year, speakers will cover highly topical research areas, such as business risk management in variable climates, effective branding to attract premiums, facilitating the uptake of new farm technologies, soil health and regeneration principles, among many others," Ms Redcliffe said.

“Other inspiring keynote speakers include former president of the Australian Rugby Union and National Farmers Federation, David Crombie AM, and chairman of the Grains Research and Development Corporation, John Woods.

“Our conference is led by scholars and enjoyed by the entire sector. Whether you’re a primary producer, an agribusiness consultant or a policy maker, access to fresh insights across a range of topics and the connections you make along the way, means the Nuffield Conference is an unmissable event.

“The announcement of new scholars provides a first insight into the study topics that will sow the seeds of change for their respective industries.”

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