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Nicky and Wade Mann - Nuffield Scholars


Farm Writers’ Association of NSW would like to invite you to our last Agribuzz of 2016 on Thursday, 20 October, generously sponsored by Westpac Agribusiness

Agribuzz is a smart-casual event in an intimate yet relaxed atmosphere that facilitates professional networking and provides professional development opportunities.

Over drinks and canapés, our members and friends exchange business intelligence and views, enjoy brief presentations from key note speakers and take the rare chance to meeting agribusiness’s leaders or leaders-in–the-making.

Please pass this invitation on to friends or colleagues, particularly the younger members of your staff. Agribuzz welcomes professionals working in, or with an interest in, the agribusiness sector.

Places are limited and bookings close 3pm Monday, 17 October 2016, so click here to book online

Date: Thursday, 20 October 2016

Venue: Westpac, 275 Kent Street, Sydney. Level to be advised closer to the date. 

Time: 6:00pm- 8:00pm

Tickets:  $25 Members, $35 Non-Members

Hosted by:

Adam Kay - CEO Cotton Australia at Farm Writers - October 21

Guess who’s back, cotton’s back…the 2016 cotton crop is forecast to double that of 2015 and is envisaged to exceed 4 million bales. 

Date: Friday 21 October 

Time: 12pm for 12:30pm

Venue: The Grace Hotel, York St Sydney

Cost: $80 Members, $100 Non-Members

Click here to book for this lunch.  

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Farm Writers celebrating 50 years in 2016!

Welcome to Farm Writers - Celebrating 50 years in 2016

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 

August 19: Farm Writers 50th Anniversary Lunch - Strangers Dining Room - Parliament House. Life Member, Stuart Hutton dug back through the archives to provide an overview of Farm Writers 50 years. The working title for the first meeting with the Jumbunna Club and membership was restricted to working journalists, and membership fees were $1. See below for Stuart’s recap on the first 50 years. 

Patron of Farm Writers, the Hon. Niall Blair MLC, Minister for Primary Industries also acknowledge the role Farm Writers has played in fostering communication about and promoting the interests of rural and regional NSW. Click here to watch the Minister’s speech. 

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


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