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Reef extension think tank – Townsville

Wednesday 15 May 2019 - Friday 17 May 2019


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Start: Wednesday 15 May 2019
End: Friday 17 May 2019
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Website: https://www.qff.org.au/projects/reef-alliance/enhanced-extension/thinktank/
Venue Mercure Townsville
166 Woolcock Street
Townsville, Queensland 4812 Australia
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Do you provide agricultural extension services to landholders in the Reef catchments?

Would you like to learn more about creating and sustaining peer-to-peer farmer learning groups?

Are you keen to explore ways of further improving our extension practices to enable greater change in the Reef catchments?

Do you want to share your knowledge, experience and insights with others working to enable change?

Are you tired of focusing on the technical aspects of farming, and want to better engage with the people (such as the farmers, suppliers and agronomists)?

Then this is the event for you!


What: A half-day Peer-to-peer training workshop followed by a one-and-a-half-day Unconference.

Why: To support large-scale land management practice change, resulting in improved water quality entering the Great Barrier Reef.

Who: Extension service providers, researchers, agronomists, funders, evaluators, policy makers and others working to enable greater change in the Reef catchments.

Cost: The Enhanced Extension Coordination project will cover the cost of the Think Tank including all learning materials and catering (morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner). Participants only need to cover their travel and accommodation costs. A travel and accommodation subsidy of $200 is available for non-government extension service providers working in a Reef region. It will be reimbursed to your organisation after the event upon presentation of accommodation and/or travel receipts equal to, or greater than the subsidy.  Limited to the first 100 people, with no more than five from the one organisation, to register their interest prior to the event using this form.

Accommodation: Rooms are available at the Mercure Townsville and please mention the code DAF200319 for special rates. There are many other venues nearby, including The Lakes Holiday Park which is right next door.


To investigate the program, discover what an Unconference is, or learn about the facilitators of the event, visit the Think Tank website.