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Focus on Food and Fibre Conference – St George

Friday 2 August 2019 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm


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Date: Friday 2 August 2019
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Cost: $10
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Website: www.focusff.org
Venue St George Cultural Centre
112 Victoria Street
St George, Qld 4487 Australia
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The Focus on Food and Fibre Conference is an opportunity to showcase opportunities for the agricultural business industries relative to this region, whilst also providing a platform for capacity building and drawing quality presenters to the region.

“Our food and fibre means the world, to the world.”

Program overview

Technical industry updates—choose your session: livestock, farming or irrigation.

Livestock enterprises:

  • GM comparisons – Holmes Sackett agricultural consultancy
  • Digital management tools – Peter Scott, Manager of Education and Training at Queensland Agricultural Training College
  • Alternate livestock funding methods – StockCo Livestock Finance
  • Domestic livestock supply trends – Meat & Livestock Australia

Dryland farming:

  • Multi-peril insurance – Latevo
  • Building resilient farming systems – Andrew Erbacher, Research Agronomist, DAF
  • Evolving grain marketing: strategies for today’s market – presenter TBC


  • Cotton to market (brand development) and the Cotton BCI – Hamish McIntyre, Cotton Australia
  • The local cotton supply chain – Ben Suttor, Queensland Cotton
  • Siphon-less flood irrigation system – Rob Jakins, cotton farmer
  • Irrigation innovation – Glen Lyons, irrigation consultant.

Regenerative agriculture:

  • Key management influences on regenerative grazing and farming systems.

Resilience of the supply chain post farm gate discussion panel:

  • Commodity purchasing representatives for beef, sheep, grain and cotton.

Register online at www.focusff.org by 28 July 2019.

Download the event flyer: Focus on Food and Fibre Conference (PDF, 821 KB)