Like many of you, I’ll be heading out to AgGrow on Friday and look forward to catching up. There are some other great events in July and August. Here are just a few for your diary:

14 July, Emerald: Soil, Sun and Beyond – An Industry Forum for Central Highlands Business

Seriously, don’t miss this. There are a lot of great speakers at CHDC’s Industry Forum in Emerald on Friday 14 July, but a few are definite standouts for anyone in the agribusiness sector. In particular, JP Van Moort, Principal from ACIL Allen Consultants, Sydney, is providing the first public look at the findings from the Central Highlands Agribusiness Stocktake. One of the first major initiatives to be completed by the Central Highlands Accelerate Agribusiness (CHAA) initiative, this important paper gives the region excellent information on what’s produced, value-adding and end-users for the Central Highlands products, maps the trends and compares how we’re tracking against other similar regions. The CHAA initiative is using this data to identify short and longer-term opportunities to build and grow agribusiness in the region.

This session promises to be thought-provoking, informative and a must for anyone in agribusiness in the Central Highlands. Find out more here.

6 July, Emerald: Queensland’s Agriculture and Food RD&E Roadmap and Action Plan 

The Queensland Government is requesting your help to inform the development of a roadmap and action plan, to shape the next 10 years of research, development and extension (RD&E), to grow the agriculture and food sector. One consultation session will be held locally in Emerald this Thursday 6 July from 10am – 1pm with light refreshments from 9:30am at the Mayfair Ridge Tavern.

To view the discussion paper and submit your feedback or to register your interest in attending a consultation session, click here.

8 August, Brisbane: The Australian AgInvestment Readiness Forum

Closer to home and on the same day, Sustainable Farming – An Economic Driver is being held at the Biloela Civic Centre from 9:00am to 1:00pm. It’s free to attend but RSVPs are essential. Well-known guest speakers include Andrew Farquharson from Toowoomba Engineering; Campbell Newman, Chairman of SwarmFarm Robotics; Paul McIntosh from Pulse Australia; and Peter McMeekin, Origination Manager for Nidera. There is also a breakfast prior to the summit.

Register here.

Contact Liz Alexander for more information E: agribusiness@chdc.com.au or M: 0429 471 511.

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