Australian Farm Institute calendar for 2013 

2013 Institute conferences

Australian Agricultural Innovation Systems at the Crossroads

Hotel Realm, Canberra - Wednesday, 29 May and Thursday, 30 May 2013

A two-day conference that will critically examine the Australian agricultural research, development and extension (R,D & E) systems, and develop ideas about how these systems should operate into the future.

The Australian Agricultural Roundtable Conference

Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel - Wednesday, 6 November and Thursday, 7 November 2013

This conference is being held for the tenth consecutive year, bringing together policy-makers, farmers and agribusiness leaders in a unique, interactive forum.

Research seminar

The Australian agricultural statistics system: is it meeting the needs of the sector in the 21st century?

Sydney (date to be confirmed)

A seminar to discuss the findings of a research project examining Australia's agricultural statistics systems. This seminar is free for members of the Institute.

AFI membership

Interest in agriculture and food has never been higher, but it’s hard to keep up with all that is happening... unless you are a member of the Australian Farm Institute. Food security, international markets, foreign investment in land, the Murray-Darling Basin Plan, livestock exports, coal-seam gas, carbon policy, free-trade agreements, animal welfare, biosecurity, the supermarket duopoly… the list goes on and on. These are all important topics impacting on the future of Australian agriculture, and only the Australian Farm Institute provides timely, objective and up-to-date research reports and publications on all these issues and more.

Become an Institute member and get access to a wide range of research reports and publications on agricultural issues, as well as access to conferences, presentations and seminars involving Australia’s leading agricultural experts.

Join now, before membership fees increase on the 1st of March 2013. 

Changing faces at AFI

This month, we farewell Renelle Jeffrey who is leaving AFI to take up a role with Meat & Livestock Australia, focusing on research and extension activities for the sheep industry. Renelle made a major contribution to the Institute in research projects involving greenhouse emissions in agriculture, and the development of the FarmGAS online calculator. In March, the Institute will welcome Adam Tomlinson to the role of Senior Research Officer. Adam has considerable agriculture sector experience working in a number of overseas locations with Rabobank, and also owns a farm located at Moree, in northern NSW.

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