International guests to headline GROWING SA

Grain and livestock producers will have the opportunity to hear from an international biotechnology expert while also receiving an update on the latest in agripolitics and agtech at the third annual GROWING SA Conference in August. The program will be headlined by Professor Kevin Folta from the University of Florida, thanks to CropLife Australia, and Bayer medical science outreach lead Dr Eliza Dunn, both from the United States. Other big-ticket presenters on the program launched today are Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development Tim Whetstone, National Farmers’ Federation president Fiona Simson, Meat & Livestock Australia’s Sean Starling, Farmers 2 Founders’ Sarah Nolet, Rural Bank chief financial officer Will Rayner and Primary Producers SA chair Rob Kerin. For the first time, the conference – hosted by Grain Producers SA and Livestock SA at the Adelaide Hills Convention Centre, Hahndorf – will be held across two days on Monday 26 and Tuesday 27 August. GPSA and Livestock SA will hold their annual general meetings on the Monday afternoon, followed by pre-dinner drinks and the GROWING SA Conference gala dinner, showcasing SA’s fine produce and beverages which will lead into a full day of concurrent sessions on Tuesday. GPSA chief executive Caroline Rhodes said the 2019 GROWING SA Conference promised to be the biggest in its three-year history. “We are excited to have Prof Folta joining us from the US, particularly...

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