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Best and brightest sign up for Nuffield conference

Grain Central, June 27, 2019

AN iconic Queensland venue will become a focal point of agribusiness activity from September 17 to 19 as more than 300 of the nation’s best and brightest in farming come together for the 2019 Nuffield Australia National Conference.

Early bird registrations have opened for Nuffield Australia’s flagship event, which will be held at the Royal International Convention Centre, the home of Brisbane’s EKKA precinct.

This year’s theme is based on the three key pillars of ‘Collaborate, Innovate and Cultivate’.

The conference opens with the Awards Dinner, followed by two days of informative seminars, networking events, trade exhibitions, and a tour of Scholar’s farms and agribusinesses across the Darling Downs region on Friday 20 and Saturday 21 September.

Nuffield Australia interim chief executive officer and 2013 Queensland Scholar Jodie Redcliffe said she was excited to be hosting the prestigious conference on home soil, a state she believes is rich in diversity, innovation and resilience, especially when it comes to agriculture.

“With generous support from our platinum partner Rabobank, the conference provides a meeting point to connect and exchange knowledge within Australian agriculture, and as a state so focussed on farming’s growth and prosperity, we cannot wait to welcome attendees for three days of exciting sessions and speakers,” Ms Redcliffe said.

“Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from returning Nuffield Scholars, who will present the findings of their cutting edge global research.

“This year, speakers will cover highly topical research areas, such as business risk management in variable climates, effective branding to attract premiums, facilitating the uptake of new farm technologies, soil health and regeneration principles, among many others.

“Other inspiring keynote speakers include former president of the Australian Rugby Union and National Farmers Federation, David Crombie AM, and Chairman of the Grains Research & Development Corporation, John Woods.”

Ms Redcliffe encourages potential attendees to secure the competitive early bird rate, so as not to miss important highlights like the announcement of the 2020 Nuffield Scholarship recipients at the distinguished Awards Dinner.

“The announcement of new scholars provides a first insight into the study topics that will sow the seeds of change for their respective industries. The conference is an unrivalled opportunity to meet and network with the Nuffield Scholar alumni from across the country, and to make sure your finger is on the pulse in Australian farming,” she said.

Source: Nuffield

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