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GROWING SA returns with exciting new format

THE 2019 GROWING SA Conference promises to be the biggest yet, with a new format set to provide delegates with farm business, research and policy information relevant to South Australia’s grain and livestock industries. Hosted by Grain Producers SA and Livestock SA, the 2019 event will be held over two days at the Adelaide Hills Convention Centre, Hahndorf, on Monday 26 August and Tuesday 27 August. GPSA and Livestock SA will host their annual general meetings on the Monday, which will be followed by a conference dinner in the evening which will celebrate the region’s fine produce, enabling producers and industry representatives from across the state, and from all industries, to network. Tuesday will offer a full day of plenary speakers, attracting local, national and international guests to stimulate discussion and introduce new ideas, with a mix of in-depth and short, sharp presentation styles. GPSA chief executive Caroline Rhodes said she was excited by the evolution of GROWING SA as South Australia’s premier grain and livestock event. “South Australian primary production is a multi-billion, growth industry with exciting investment opportunities,” she said. “It is comprised of thousands of family-owned, multi-generational businesses who are proudly South Australian, but exporting quality food and fibre to the world. “South Australian agriculture is renowned globally for its clean and green environment and its world leading production status. That’s why primary production is GROWING...

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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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GROWING SA to highlight policy impacts on-farm

South Australia’s only forum to debate grains and livestock advocacy, research and farm business issues is back. GROWING SA will return in 2018, following the success of last year’s inaugural event. Grain Producers SA and Livestock SA will again partner to host the conference on Friday 14 September at the Adelaide Hills Convention Centre, Hahndorf. GROWING SA is an opportunity for primary producers to hear the latest in policy developments, farm business advice and commodity research while networking with each other and industry service providers and policy decision-makers. GPSA and Livestock SA will host their annual general meetings as part of the day. This year’s event is supported by a host of industry organisations which are partnering to deliver the latest policy and farm business information to producers. GROWING SA gold sponsors are the Grains Research and Development Corporation and Meat & Livestock Australia. Other major sponsors include Rabobank and Quality Wool. The South Australian Small Business Commissioner, Commander Ag-Quip, Spanlift Australia, Rural Business Support and WFI will all be exhibiting at GROWING SA. GPSA CEO Caroline Rhodes says the success of the inaugural 2017 event demonstrated a clear demand for this type event on the South Australian ag industry calendar. “The event in 2017 was a great success and we want to leverage that for 2018, and ensure GROWING SA is a regular and well-known fixture in SA...

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