Here are a few highlights and more information on what we are covering when we bring specialists and passionate ag community members together to discuss how they have addressed key topics happening on many farms across Australia.
7.30am Registration open and arrival welcome tea & coffee
8.30am Welcome to Country
8.45am Summit Welcome
8.55am The Hon. Jackie Jarvis MLC, Minister for Regional Development; Agriculture & Food
KEYNOTE: Skye Manson, Podcaster, Writer & Farmer
What are our plans to enjoy and celebrate arts in the regions? How do we prepare and respond in emergency situations? What projects do we embark on to bring communities together? Let’s explore how we communicate and connect as a community in this new, technologically focused space.
10.30am Morning Tea - The Elizabeth Quay Foyer
It’s been a hot topic for a few years but how do you get started? We investigate and discuss carbon in a variety of areas such as livestock, grains, marketing, supply chains and how it will fit into farmers’ balance sheets in the future.
How you can leverage social media platforms to benefit your agribusiness such as networking, education, lobbying, connection and engagement.
12.30pm Lunch - The Elizabeth Quay Foyer
In this session, we explore details around leadership and mental health. More specifically, how farming women stay connected with their community; overcoming barriers such as being a female leader in a male-oriented culture; confidence in skills and being comfortable with calling yourself a farmer; and joining board positions to meet a standard for diversity.
De-mystifying the global economic outlook.
3.00pm Afternoon Tea - The Elizabeth Quay Foyer
Giving you greater control and creating efficiencies in grain marketing.
Find out how to access training and education for our youth as well as pathways into the ag industry when a young person is interested in starting out without an inherited business. We also consider what value transferable skills present in terms of growth and development for an Ag enterprise and its people.
Explore the future for rural and regional Australia, engaged consumer awareness and career opportunities to attract the next generation into taking up a career in agriculture.
5.30pm Day 1 close
5.30pm - 7.30pm Networking Sundowner - Address by Stephen Kelly, Regional Manager, WA Rabobank
8.30am Registration open and arrival welcome tea & coffee
9.00am WELCOME- Introduction of topics/themes for the day
Find out what imposter syndrome is, its relevance to every industry and understand how to recognise it in ourselves and employees, and how we can play a role in overcome this fear.
This important session highlights the latest workshop developed by Rural Edge and will showcase examples of how families with positive plans for succession fare well. Modern day ideology, growing cost of land, emotional considerations and factoring in dividing assets with non-farming family members are all discussed.
Considering careers in technology are newer than careers in farming, we investigate how the two meet, what farmers are doing with it at the moment and what the future of technology on farms looks like.
We have all heard too many stories and some have been very close to our homes and hearts. Let’s unearth what is happening on the ground to be proactive around mental health in our communities and how you can get involved and gain support.
12.55pm ACTIVITY - Grounding Work with Louise O'Neill at Farm Life Fitness
1.15pm Conference Close
Will you be attending?
It is going to be an action-packed two day summit full of inspiring ideas, conversation and networking with farmers and those working in the ag industry across Western Australia. There will also be providers showcasing products and services associated with the industry.
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Thank you to our sponsors for their support and helping to make this event happen!
Meet our Exhibitors