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The power of plants - the outlook for NSW horticulture

Webinar: Friday 24 July, 12:30pm
The horticulture industry is worth more than $1.7bn to NSW - the state’s second largest agricultural industry, by value.
It’s still growing, with new trade deals and innovative products, and plans for an agri-precinct at Western Sydney Airport will give producers of our clean, green and disease free produce even easier access to growing international markets.
But drought, access to water, tightening profit margins and labour shortages have put pressure on the industry, and COVID-19 is now keeping Australians out of restaurants and restricting air freight to export markets.
Join us on Friday 24 July 2020 for the latest in a series of Farm Writers’ webinars on the outlook for NSW ag sectors, when we ask three industry experts whether horticulture can remain resilient to the challenges it is facing for the rest of 2020 and beyond.
Our presenters are:
Matt Brand, CEO of Hort Innovation
Gerard Sippel, Head of Vegetable Seeds at Syngenta
Sally Murfet, Chief Inspiration Officer at Inspire AG 
Date: Friday 24 July 2020
Time: 12:30pm (the webinar will be open 10 minutes before the start time)
Platform: Zoom – a unique link will be sent to your email upon registration
Cost: Free
Click here to register for this event. For any questions, contact bookings@nswfarmwriters.org.au 
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Welcome to Farm Writers

The Farm Writers' Association of NSW was established in 1966 as the Farm Writers' and Broadcasters' Society of NSW.

Its aim is to foster communication about and promote the interests of rural Australia in general and the NSW farm sector in particular.

Farm Writers plays an important role in helping to strengthen links and understanding between the rural sector and the wider Australian community.

Regular forums held in Sydney provide a unique and respected platform for industry leaders, expert commentators, entrepreneurs and activists to communicate with a wide range of audiences and influencers.

The Association also provides a forum for rural journalists and other agri-communicators to discuss rural industry developments and issues in a networking environment with people involved in farming, food and fibre processing, marketing, regulation, and rural politics.

Farm Writers invites you to join us at our monthly lunch seminars and at Agribuzz, our quarterly evening networking functions.

Speaker presentations 

Friday July 3: Gazing into their respective crystal balls - what does the rest of 2020 hold for local farmers? Our latest webinar featured Scott Hansen, Director-General, NSW Department of Primary Industries, Phin Ziebell, Agribusiness Economist, NAB and Matthew Coulton, A/g General Manager – Water Program, Bureau of Meteorology, who shared their insights on what the remainder of 2020 holds for Australian farmers. 

Prior speakers can be accessed via the Speakers Archives link and are on our YouTube channel.


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