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Farm Writers Christmas Lunch & 2016 NSW Farmer of the Year announcement

Thursday December 8 2016

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Hosted by our Patron, The Hon. Niall Blair, MLC - NSW Minister for Primary Industries, Lands and Water & Deputy Leader of the Nationals.

Farm Writers will be hosting the announcement of the NSW Farmer of the Year award at our annual Christmas lunch.

Four outstanding finalists are in the running to be crowned the 2016 NSW Farmer of the Year.

The NSW Farmer of the Year Award is an initiative of NSW Farmers and the NSW Department of Primary Industries, with support from The Land newspaper and SafeWork NSW.

There will be plenty of Christmas festivity, including the chance to win one of Farm Writers amazing lucky door prizes in the business card draw.

Venue: Dockside Darling Harbour

Date and Time: Thursday December 8, 12pm for Christmas drinks, three course lunch at 12.30 to 2.15 pm

Cost: Members $100 and Non-Members $135 (Bookings Close Midday Monday December 5, unles sold out prior).

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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 

October 21: Adam Kay, CEO – Cotton Australia addressed Farm Writers and discussed:

  • the current Australian cotton crop prospects and outlook for this Summer
  • the expanding cotton growing regions in Australia particularly the Southern NSW valley and dryland cropping potential
  • cotton’s social license to operate and how the global Better Cotton Initiative focusing on farm level improvements is flowing through the supply chain with major retailers adopting greater product traceability standards.  Part 2 can be viewed here.

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


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