April 21, 2021
Broadacre cropping growers in the South Burnett have been invited to attend a special all-day forum being organised by the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries in Kingaroy next Thursday.
The “Broadacre in the Burnett Beyond 2021” forum will be held from 8:30am to 4:30pm at Kingaroy Town Hall.
Keynote speaker Cam Nicholson, from Nicon Rural Services in Victoria, will discuss making major change-based decisions in agribusiness.
Cam is an agronomist who is passionate about helping farmers make good decisions to boost their profitability and productivity.
Climate variability – and how to assess the climate data that is available – will be explored by Professor Mark Howden, Dr Chelsea Jarvis and DAF senior extension officer Damien O’Sullivan.
Other topics will include cropping decisions, accessing the “internet of things” to make decisions, crop insurance as a tool to minimise risk, and using pest monitoring to assist crop management.
The forum is free, and morning and afternoon teas and lunch will be provided.
Registration – which is mandatory due to COVID-19 registrations – can be completed online
The forum is being delivered in partnership with the Burnett Mary Regional Group with funding from the Federal Government’s National Landcare Program.
- Download the Broadacre In the Burnett program (1.2Mb PDF)