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Incubating talent for Agriculture - K1 to Tertiary

Friday 4 August 2017


By 2050, there will be 70% or 2.4 billion more people on earth, who will need 60 to 70% more food than what’s currently available – a huge opportunity for Australian agriculture to harness.

By 2050, anyone born over the past seven years will be 33 to 40 years old and entering the prime of their careers. How is the agriculture sector positioning itself to attract the cream of this crop to ensure there is a strong pipeline of talent to lead and grow the industry?

Join us at Farm Writers on Friday August 4 to hear about the opportunities available to prepare the next generation of farmers and agribusiness professionals, from kindy through to university. 

Speakers include:

Professor Alex McBratney, Sydney Institute of Agriculture, University of Sydney

Ben Stockwin, CEO of the Primary Industries Education Foundation Australia (PIEFA)

This session will be moderated by Jodie Dean, CEO of Nuffield Australia Farming Scholars

Date: Friday 4 August 2017

Time:12pm for 12:30pm 

Venue:The Grace Hotel, York St, Sydney

Prices:$80 for members of Farm Writers Association of NSW Inc and $100 for non-members. 

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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 

Tuesday 27 June: The NSW Budget - and what it means for Rural and Regional NSW. Farm Writers' hosted a stellar line up of speakers involving The Hon. Niall Blair MLC, Minister for Primary Industries, Minister for Regional Water, Minister for Trade & Industry, Scott Hansen, Director General - NSW Department of Primary Industries , Richard Bull, Chair of Local Land Services, Matt Brand, CEO - NSW Farmers to explore what the NSW budget means for regional and rural NSW.The session was moderated by Brad Cooper, Fairfax Group Managing Editor - Agricultural Publishing. Panel session can be viewed here.

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


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