Agribusiness Today forum presents new research to Central West farmers and industry stakeholders
Annual forum is now in its 24th year
Charles Sturt University (Charles Sturt) joins other organisations in support of the Agribusiness Today Forum that will be held over Thursday 8 and Friday 9 August in Cowra.
Under the theme of ‘Maximising Red Meat Yields and Business Opportunities’ the Agribusiness Today Forum is an event that brings together industry experts and producers to discuss market and business opportunities, innovation and technology, and how farmers can push the limits of red meat yields.
Associate Professor Marta Hernandez-Jover (pictured), Acting Director of the Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation (jointly managed by Charles Sturt and the NSW Department of Primary Industries), will be presenting her research on disease preparedness and biosecurity in livestock industries at the conference.
Professor Hernandez-Jover said the Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation was a keen supporter of the forum because it was an opportunity to put forward both research and how it can be practically applied.
“The Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation is pleased to support a forum that highlights practical information on market and product development that producers can implement in their own businesses,” Professor Hernandez-Jover said.
Charles Sturt Acting Head of the School of Agricultural and Wine Sciences Professor Ben Wilson said it was important for the University to support forums that facilitate and contribute to industry discussion.
“Charles Sturt University is proud to support the Agribusiness Today Forum as it brings together stakeholders from across research, industry and farming,” he said.
“The success of the forums is due to the engagement with regional producers and the agribusiness sector as a whole. This engagement is particularly important during drought as it gives livestock producers the opportunity to get off the farm for the day and talk with other producers tapping into expertise, they can use to make the most of opportunities when it does rain.”
Agribusiness Today forums are an initiative of Charles Sturt’s School of Agricultural and Wine Science to promote the discussion and dissemination of contemporary information about market trends, issues and technology to agricultural industries across the region.
The forums began in 1995 with the first held at Charles Sturt in Orange, attracting 30 exporters.
Over the next 24 years the forums will be held at different locations across the Central West with between 120 and 200 participants from across the agribusiness sector.