Key ag issues up for debate at second GROWING SA Conference

Registrations are open for the second GROWING SA conference, featuring an exciting line-up of speakers, including Minister for Primary Industries Tim Whetstone, and receiving huge support from industry sponsors. This year’s conference – hosted by Grain Producers SA and Livestock SA – is set for Friday 14 September at the Adelaide Hills Convention Centre, Hahndorf, and features core themes in farm business management, policy and advocacy, and industry growth. Other key speakers include: Wes Lefroy, Rabobank, on emerging trends in commodity markets. Dr Stuart Smyth, University of Saskatchewan, on benefits of genetically modified crops. Lisa Sharp, Meat & Livestock Australia, on how producers can ‘meat’ market demand. Andrew Whitelaw, Mecardo, with analysis of price premiums under the South Australian GM moratorium. Simon Vogt, Rural Directions, on profit drivers in livestock and mixed farm businesses. Sydney Lawrie, WoolPoll 2018, on voting for the levy percent on wool. Major sponsors for 2018 include Grains Research & Development Corporation and Meat & Livestock Australia as gold sponsors, Rabobank as silver sponsor, Rural Business Support as breakfast sponsor, and Agricultural Biotechnology Council of Australia as speaker sponsor. Sponsors supporting the event include Quality Wool, Commander Ag, Spanlift, Viterra, WFI Insurance, Tru-Test, Small Business Commissioner, Australian Wool Innovation, PIRSA, Elders, Centre State Exports and Robinson Sewell. Livestock SA chief executive officer Andrew Curtis says the support from industry for the event has been fantastic....

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