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Meet the state's first Ag Commissioner

NSW Agriculture Commissioner Daryl Quinlivan

In August this year, Daryl Quinlivan was appointed as the first ever Agriculture Commissioner for NSW.

Join Farm Writers on 27 November to find out what the role entails, and how Daryl’s experience at a federal level will build a better future for the state’s farming communities.

While he hasn’t been in the spotlight, Daryl Quinlivan has been a key figure in agriculture for many years, working behind the scenes dealing with big issues such as drought, live exports, farm invasions and climate change.
Date: Friday 27 November 2020
Time: 12:30pm
Platform: Zoom
For any questions, contact bookings@nswfarmwriters.org.au

Farm Writers Christmas Lunch

Wednesday December 9, 2020
A conversation with Resilience NSW Commissioner - Shane Fitzsimmons
We’re back! Come and help us celebrate our first in person function since February
Venue: Doltone House, Hyde Park – 181 Elizabeth St, Sydney
Date and Time: Wednesday December 9, 1 - 4pm for three course lunch 
Cost: Members $120 and Non-Members $130

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 October 30: Can COVID save artisan cheesemakers? 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 Cains founded Pecora Dairy in 2011, an artisan sheep milk dairy and cheesery in the NSW Sothern Highlands.

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


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