Event Calendar:

  • 16 Oct 15

    AAA VIC Agribusiness Luncheon 16 October 2015 with Matthew King

    Grossi Florentino 80 Bourke St Melbourne

    AAA Vic Agribusiness Luncheon with Matthew King
    16 October 2015

    Grossi Florentino - 80 Bourke Street, Melbourne

    'Global Agricultural Success starts with Technology'

    Guest speaker: Matthew King
    By 2050 the world’s population is predicted to be 9 billion people and with the global demand for food, feed and fibre expected to grow by up to 70%, the obvious question is how do we do this with reducing farming resources?
    Doing more with less is not new to the Australian agricultural industry. The uncertainty of weather, limited direct Government support, diminishing labour pool and remoteness has driven the necessity for technology based initiatives to improve the overall efficiency within the Australian agricultural industry.
    We have come a long way from expensive guidance systems operating in a single paddock to global connections with machinery via telematics and Australia has played a leading role in the development of this technology. But where is technology heading and how is Australia placed compared to the emerging markets of the world?
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  • 21 Oct 15

    AAA WA Agribusiness Breakfast 21 October 2015 Hon Ken Baston

    Duxton Hotel Perth

    AAA WA Agribusiness Breakfast with Hon Ken Baston MLC
    21 October 2015

    Duxton Hotel - 1 Georges Terrace, Perth
    'The Future of Agriculture in WA'
    Guest speaker: Hon Ken Baston MLC, Minister for Agriculture and Food; Fisheries

    Ken Baston joined Cabinet as the Minister for Agriculture and Food in March 2013. Raised on a sheep station north-west of Carnarvon and after completing his education at boarding school in Perth, he returned to run the Ella Valla sheep station on a pastoral lease. Mr Baston owned and managed the property for 34 years, successfully exporting meat and wool. He was first elected to the Legislative Council in 2005, representing the Mining and Pastoral Region.
    Recently, Minister Baston secured a $23 million State Government investment in Doppler radar technology, which will transform the way WA farmers do business. He is determined to help agrifood industries to develop top quality, market-oriented products to capitalise on growing worldwide demand for safe, quality agriculture and food products.
    With the recent Federal Government announcement of the Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper, Minister Baston will present on the implications for the agricultural sector in Western Australia.
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  • 28 Oct 15

    AAA QLD Agribusiness Luncheon 28 October 2015

    Tattersall's Club, 215 Queen St Brisbane

    AAA QLD Agribusiness Luncheon 28 October 2015

    Tattersall's Club - 215 Queen Street, Brisbane

    'Water Resource Developments across Queensland'

    Guest speakers:
    Peter McGahan, Manager Commercial & Customers at Sunwater Limited, Brisbane
    Plus, a Leading Industry Representative to be advised
    Major droughts and floods across Queensland’s key agricultural regions in the past 5 years have highlighted the need to further address water availability, storage and water use efficiencies to ensure economic growth and expansion for the agricultural and manufacturing sectors.

    The Agribusiness Association of Australia and Waterfind are pleased to present two industry leaders who will provide insights into the forces and priorities which are currently driving the institutional and commercial agenda for water resource developments across Queensland.

    The last 10 years have seen a transformation of water management policy across Queensland and this policy change is now in the process of being implemented.

    Key achievements in Queensland’s water policy include:

    • Legislative reform to improve water management, including the creation of secure water rights and statutory water plans;
    • Investment in developing water resource plans and resource operations plans, which now cover all identified priority catchments in Queensland.
    • Progressively unbundling water rights from land, enabling the establishment of water trading in major irrigation areas. Lately, this work has begun for QLD groundwater sources, which is a major achievement. (source: Northern Australia White Paper)

    The guest speakers will provide a framework for considering multiple stakeholder perspectives for the next phase of water policy and regulations in Queensland and will examine the State’s role and opportunities for attaining the benefits of agricultural expansion.

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About Agribusiness:

The Agribusiness Association of Australia is a member based, non-political network who are a conduit in facilitating awareness, raising knowledge and communicating credible information to all sectors of the agribusiness value chain.

We aim to develop and foster linkages amongst professionals with and between the different sectors of Agribusiness.

Agribusiness includes all the various businesses involved in food and fibre production, including farming, seed supply, agrichemicals, farm machinery, wholesale and distribution, processing, marketing, and retail sales. Please take the time to look around this site for information about Agribusiness in Australia, investing in agribusiness, or the Association.

State Sponsors

  • Piper Alderman SA

    Piper Alderman is a commercial law firm with offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide. We act for leading agribusinesses operating inside the farm gate across a broad spectrum of primary production enterprises, as well as for clients operating beyond the farm gate in the agribusiness supply chain, food processing, retail and financial services sectors, export and R&D.

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  • PIRSA - SA

    Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) is a dynamic Government of South Australia agency with the vision of growing sustainable and competitive regions. PIRSA is committed to the sustainable use of the state's agriculture, wine, seafood, forestry, and food industries along with the provision of associated research, regulation, policy development and biosecurity imperatives. PIRSA leads and drives the State Government’s strategic priority of Premium Food and wine from our Clean Environment. 

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  • Waterfind - NSW & Qld

    Waterfind Australia is one of Australia’s water market specialists and a pioneer in the water market industry. Waterfind Australia has developed an award winning online water trading platform that allows the buying and selling of water and simplifies the water trading process enabling irrigators and other water users to access all major Australian water resources to manage their water needs. Waterfind is a privately owned Australian company and is governed by an independent board of directors.

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