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Notice of AGM

Notice is hereby given that the 2020 Annual General Meeting of the Farm Writers’ Association of NSW Inc will be held at 11.00 am on Friday 30 October 2020 at the Christie Corporate Suites, Boardroom, Ground floor, 3 Spring Street Sydney and via Zoom. Notice of AGM and Nomination Forms are accesible on the Association Governance section of the website.

Can COVID save artisan cheesemakers?

COVID-19 has disrupted many industries – but for artisan cheesemakers, it’s not all bad news.
Join Farm Writers on 30 October to hear insights from sheep milk dairy farmer Cressida Cains on how the dairy industry is thriving in spite of the pandemic.
Australians are more interested in where their food comes from and keen to ‘buy local’, while the reduction in international flights has limited the availability of some imports. Online sales have provided an outlet where farmers markets have closed, and Cressida believes the interest in provenance will endure.
The 2020 winner of the AgriFutures NSW/ACT Rural Women’s Award, Cressida founded Pecora Dairy in 2011, an artisan sheep milk dairy and cheesery in the NSW Sothern Highlands.
Date: Friday 30 October 2020
Time: 12:30pm
Platform: Zoom
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 September 25: Spinning a tale of bolls and bales - the outlook for natural fibres. Given China is Australia's biggest market for natural fibres, what has been the impact of this year's trade tensions on our wool and cotton markets, and what's the longer-term outlook? In the final webinar in Farm Writers’ series looking at some of the key commodities in NSW, we were joined by Robert Ryan– Managing Director and Chairman, Schute Bell Badgery Lumby and Adam Kay – CEO, Cotton Australia for a discussion on how drought, bushfires and COVID-19 have affected prices, production and processing.

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


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