SOUTH Australia’s premier grain and livestock conference, Growing SA, is taking place on August 30 as the state’s key forum for topics affecting both sectors.
The event is expected to attract around 300 delegates, and is being held at the Adelaide Convention Centre.
The new format will be heavily focused on current issues, research and policy information that is
important for grain and livestock producers.
Grain Producers SA chief executive officer Brad Perry said the full-day conference will offer an array
of speakers, attracting local and interstate guests.
“Growing SA is a conference for grain and livestock producers created by grain and livestock
producers and that’s what makes it so unique,” Mr Perry said.
“Off the back of a record grain season and with livestock production positive, we are excited to be
bringing Growing SA to the Adelaide Convention Centre.”
“Some of the key issues that will be canvassed during the conference will include input costs,
sustainability, biosecurity, connectivity, labour and market access.”
Livestock SA CEO Travis Tobin said Growing SA is about bringing broadacre agriculture together, exchanging ideas, challenging current thinking and continuing to advance the state’s livestock and grain industries.
“Growing SA is an opportunity for producers, industry service providers and stakeholders, politicians
and policymakers from across South Australia to engage in a two-way dialogue regarding policy issues
and network at a once-a-year event,” Mr Tobin said.
“Biosecurity has been a key issue for the South Australian livestock sector, and we will have a focus
on biosecurity in break-out sessions at Growing SA.”
Alvan Blanch Australia has joined as Growing SA’s event partner, and SA’s Department of Primary
Industries and Regions (PIRSA) returns as a platinum sponsor.
Visit www.growingsa.com.au to find out more.
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