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March 23 - March 24$45.42 – $191.28
Macintyre Ag Alliance is proudly hosting the inaugural Goondiwindi Region Agribusiness Summit on March 23-24, combining a conference, dinner and field day to connect producers with the information and tools to prepare for future drought and climate extremes.
CONFERENCE – Wednesday 23 March, 9am -4:30pm, Goondiwindi Cultural Centre
Day one of the program will feature presentations from Claire Booth, Nigel Kerin and Julia Spicer, as well as a panel session with the day’s presenters and RCS Chairman David McLean.
Learn about the key indicators of business success through and beyond drought from Claire Booth, Senior Associate Solicitor at Osborn Booth Law & Advisory. Claire is a highly sought-after guest speaker and Nuffield Scholar, having visited some of the best farming businesses across Brazil, China, UK, Germany, USA and Canada, and written a 10,000-word Nuffield report showcasing these farms, their succession stories and how Australian farming families can adopt these practices to ensure profitable and sustainable farms for generations to come.
Hear Nigel Kerin, Yeoval farmer and head of Kerin Poll Merino stud, discuss his experiences with building a profitable livestock breeding and trading business around drought and climate change. Nigel made the news this year for his $6.2 million cattle trade thanks to an innovative approach to grazing management on his farm.
Julia Spicer, founder of Engage and Create Consulting, will share strategies to develop and manage your natural resource management (NRM) mindset. Julia is passionate about sustainable agriculture and guiding the growth of local businesses towards viable and vibrant futures.
Founder of Off The Track Training, Joy McClymont will be hosting mini energiser sessions throughout the summit to demonstrate the small but significant types of movements that stimulate mental clarity and physical health.
DINNER – Wednesday 23 March, from 5pm, Macintyre Boathouse
At the conclusion of day one of the Agribusiness Summit, stroll down the Macintyre River and join us for drinks and dinner at the Macintyre Boathouse.
We all know that prioritising health and fitness will benefit our physical and mental wellbeing, but sometimes we lack the inspiration to cement good habits into our busy lives.
Special guest speaker at the dinner, Ex Goondiwindi-girl and Founder of virtual fitness organisation Off The Track Training Joy McClymont will motivate and inspire you to take control of your wellbeing with tips on how to establish health and fitness habits that merge with a rural lifestyle.
The bar will open at 5pm, and a delicious meal, including hors d’oeuvres, main meal featuring locally produced Macintyre Brook lamb, and dessert, will follow from 6pm. Ticket price does not include drinks.
Please book your seat at the dinner no later than Wednesday 9 March to avoid missing out.
FITNESS SESSION – DATE TIME LOCATION
Joy will also be running a fitness session before the summit – Location and time to be announced.
FIELD DAY – Thursday 24 March, 9am – 4pm , “Rexton”
Day two of the Agribusiness Summit will centre around a carbon farming and landscape rehydration field day at Tom and Antoinette Archer’s property “Rexton”, a 4800ha rotational grazing property east of Goondiwindi.
Regenerative agriculture consultant Sam Skeat from the Mulloon Institution will demonstrate rehydration designs on “Rexton” to rebuild degraded areas into productive landscapes.
David McLean, Chairman of RCS, will share relevant RCS principles and their interrelationship with carbon farming with regard to building drought resilience and profitability.
Host Tom Archer will share his experiences building a carbon project on “Rexton”. Tom and Antoinette and their boys Will, Jimmy and Angus background steers and heifers for both the export and domestic markets, and focus on regeneration of the soils and pasture to underpin a long-term profitable livestock business.TICKETS HERE!
FUNDING THANK YOU
The Agribusiness Summit received funding from the Australian Governments’ Future Drought Fund and is supported by Southern Queensland Landscapes through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.
Macintyre Ag Alliance extends a special thank you to event sponsors B&W Rural, Suncorp, GrainGrowers, the Murray Darling Basin Authority and the Goondiwindi Regional Council.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
If you are unable to attend an event, a replacement delegate may be sent in your place. Notification of your replacement must be made in writing and received prior to the event commencing.
We will refund your money in the case of COVID or flooding, minus a $5 administration fee.
We will make available event documentation to any attendee who is unable to attend and who has paid in full. Unfortunately some speakers request their papers and/or presentations are not distributed.