ABARES Tamworth Regional Outlook conference | Tamworth, NSW

Join the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) at the Tamworth Regional Outlook conference on 15 November and hear from local producers, industry leaders and ABARES speakers at sessions exploring Innovation in agriculture – capturing the opportunities, Innovation in livestock enterprises and Growing crops and collaboration in a changing environment.

Bring your colleagues - it’s a great opportunity to update your industry knowledge, network with delegates and industry experts, discuss regional trends and opportunities, plus access the latest ABARES commodity forecasts and economic data.


8.30am Registration

Innovation in agriculture – capturing the opportunities

CHAIR Kristy Reading, ABC Rural

9.00am Welcome to Country

Opening address to be advised

9.30am Steve Hatfield-Dodds, ABARES - Big picture issues affecting New South Wales

9.50am Michael Dean, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Free Trade Agreements: agriculture, trade and foreign investment

10.10am Questions and discussion

10.30am Morning tea

Innovation in livestock enterprises

CHAIR Ian Lobsey, Regional Development Australia Northern Inland

11.00am Rohan Nelson, ABARES - Commodity outlook and issues

11.20am Derek Blomfield, The Conscious Farmer - From paddock to plate sustainably

11.40am Chris Lawlor, International Animal Health Products - Biological control of livestock parasites

12.00pm Guy Hebblewhite, Praedium Agri Management / Nuffield Scholar - Efficient poultry production with world’s best practice

12.20pm Questions and discussion

1.00pm Lunch

Growing crops and collaboration in a changing environment

CHAIR Guy McMullen, Department of Primary Industries

2.00pm Stephen Lellyett, Bureau of Meteorology – Better information, better decisions

2.20pm Neal Hughes, ABARES - Climate adjusted productivity on cropping farms: the slowdown and the rebound

2.40pm Andrew Watson, Kilmarnock Farming / Nuffield Scholar - Economic benefits of sustainable cropping

3.00pm Lorraine Gordon, Farming Together - Increasing returns through collaboration

3.20pm Questions and discussion

4.00pm Afternoon tea and close

Download the flyer here.

Date & time:

15 Nov 2017 08:30AM to 15 Nov 2017 04:00PM


Ibis Styles Tamworth, 80-90 Ebsworth Street, Tamworth NSW




Register online here.

Registration includes:

• conference entry
• morning and afternoon teas, and lunch
• copy of the delegate directory for easier networking
• copy of ABARES ‘About my region’ agricultural industries profile
• access to ABARES recent publications.

Enquiries: Contact the ABARES Events team at conferences@agriculture.gov.au or phone 02 6272 2303 or 6272 2260.

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