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African swine fever: a threat or an opportunity?

Friday 25 October 2019

CEO of Australian Pork Limited, Margo Andrae, to address Farm Writers after the Association’s AGM on Friday 25 October.

By the end of the year, African swine fever will have killed around a quarter of the world’s pigs.  There’s no vaccine and no cure and recently it was detected less than 700km from Australia’s northern shores. 

Margo Andrae is at the front line of the response as the head of the industry’s representative, research and marketing body.

She will outline the threat to Australian pork production, given the number of wild pigs across northern Australia and the regular seizures of illegal pork products from inbound travellers and incoming mail.

Date: Friday 25 October 2019

Time: 12pm for 12:30pm, immediately following the AGM which starts at 11am

Venue: The Grace Hotel, York St Sydney

Cost: $80 Members or $100 Non-Members

Click here to book for this event

Contact bookings@nswfarmwriters.org.au with any lunch enquiries

Notice of AGM

Whet your appetite at a brief meeting held immediately before our usual lunch seminar by supporting your Association and finding out how it is doing. 

NO NEED TO BOOK - but we'd like to know you are coming so that we make sure we have a seat for you.

The 2019 Annual General Meeting of the Farm Writers' Association of NSW Inc will be held at 11.00am on Friday 25th October.

The formal notice with further details is here.

Are you keen to contribute more to Farm Writers'?  
This is your opportunity.  We welcome enthusiasm and new ideas. Nominations for a one year term on the committee close on 18th October.
Forms available here.
Contact the President or the Secretary for more information.
Date: Friday 25 October 2019
Time: 11pm 
Venue: The Grace Hotel, York St Sydney

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 27 September: Competition or concern? Landmark’s plans for the future. Rob Clayton, Managing Director - Landmark Operations addressed Farm Writers about his plans for the new-look Landmark-Ruralco company, including the future for the CRT brand and businesses in regional communities? As of October 1, Landmark - a division of Canada’s Nutrien - now controls 45 per cent of the agricultural merchandise marketplace in Australia.
Prior speakers can be accessed via the Speakers Archives link and are on our YouTube channel.


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