Producers and industry stakeholders will be treated to a packed program of presenters speaking on sustainability and innovation from across the political, advocacy, research and production sectors when GROWING SA returns to Hahndorf next month.

Hosted by Grain Producers SA and Livestock SA, GROWING SA 2022 will gather grain and livestock producers, industry service providers and decision-makers to hear the latest in policy developments, farm business advice and commodity research.

Grain Producers SA CEO Brad Perry said he was excited to work with Livestock SA to put forward an engaging and relevant program for SA’s grain and livestock sectors.

“Sustainability and what this means in a practical context for grain and livestock producers will be the primary focus of this year’s conference, as well as the research, development and innovation happening in this space to improve the productivity and profitability of producers,” he said.

Livestock SA CEO Travis Tobin said the GROWING SA 2022 program reflected the pressing issues facing South Australian producers.

“We know through our discussions with members that producers are grappling with the ever-increasing focus on sustainability. We hope this program will help producers better understand its broader context and what they can do on farm to be more sustainable and profitable,” he said.

Keynote speakers include SA Minister for Primary Industries Hon Clare Scriven MLC; National Farmers’ Federation CEO Tony Mahar; SmartSat Cooperative Research Centre CEO and Managing Director Professor Andy Koronios; Food Agility CRC Science Lead, Carbon & Natural Capital Dr Madeline Mitchell; and Australian Farm Institute General Manager Katie McRobert.

The conference will be held over two days, with GPSA and Livestock SA to hold their respective AGMs on Monday 29 August ahead of pre-dinner drinks sponsored by Thomas Foods International and the conference dinner sponsored by CropLife Australia. The full day of plenary sessions will be held on Tuesday 30 August.

The full program is available on the GROWING SA 2022 website. Producers and industry stakeholders can also register for GROWING SA 2022 on the conference website.

The Department of Primary Industries and Regions is the GROWING SA 2022 event partner and the Regional Investment Corporation is a Platinum Sponsor while the Grains Research and Development Corporation is a Gold Sponsor.

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