This is a provisional program only and is subject to change

Saturday 2 March 2019

1300

Next Gens Program 

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Sunday 3 March 2019

0800 – 1800 Delegates Arrive
0800 – 1200

Next Gens Program 

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1300 – 1800 Registration
Hotel Grand Chancellor
1200 – 1400 Council Meeting
Hotel Grand Chancellor
1700 – 1900 Welcome Event – Social gathering and casual dining
Hotel Grand Chancellor

Monday 4 March 2019

0800 – 1800 Registration
Hotel Grand Chancellor
0900 – 1630 Accompanying Partner Program
The tour will depart from the Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston
Plenary Session 1 – Global Issues
Chancellor 1 & 2
0830 – 0900

Official Congress Opening and Welcome

Trevor Atkinson

0900 – 0925

Introduction to the theme: Growing agriculture at 410 South

Mark Allison

0925 – 0955

How can we best meet growing food demands (and health expectations) sustainably by 2030

Andrew Campbell

0955 – 1030

Macro-issues affecting capacity to meet the demand

Michael Battagolia

1030 –
1100
Morning Tea & Exhibition
Plenary Session 2
Chancellor 1 & 2
1100 –
1130
The future of Global agriculture
1130 –
1200
Roles of Governments in providing food sufficiency and developing rural economies
1200 – 1300 FARMER/CONSULTANTS PANEL
Q&A panel of farmers and consultants– how can farmers respond to these changes 
Pip Courtney
1300 – 1400 Lunch & Exhibition
1400 – 1515 Concurrent Sessions – Contributed papers & posters
1515 – 1545 Afternoon tea
1545 – 1700 Concurrent Sessions – Contributed papers & posters
1830 – 2230

IFMA 22  Social Evening

Launceston Greyhound Racing Club, coaches will depart from the Hotel Grand Chancellor at 6.15pm and 6.30pm and will return back to the hotel between 9.30pm and 10.30pm.

Tuesday 5 March 2019

0800 – 0830 Registration
Hotel Grand Chancellor
0830 – 1700 Field Tours
Choice of 8 Field Tours
Free evening for delegates

Wednesday 6 March 2019

0830 – 1800 Registration
Hotel Grand Chancellor
0800 – 0830 IFMA General Meeting
0900 – 1630 Accompanying Partner Program
The tour will depart from the Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston
0845 – 1000 Concurrent Sessions – Contributed papers & posters
1000 –
1030
Morning Tea & Exhibition
1030 – 1200 Concurrent Sessions – Contributed papers & posters
1200 – 1300 Lunch & Exhibition

Plenary Session 2 – New Technologies for production

Chair:Dr Stephen Cahoon, Director Sense-T, UTAS

Moderator:Stephen Ives,Peat Leith,Prof Roger Stanley

1300 – 1330

Software – sensors, Internet of Things, big data & artificial intelligence

Jesse Reader, Bosch AgTech

1330 – 1400

Hardware – robotics, precision farming, automation

Salah Sukkarieh

1400 – 1430

Genomics in our agriculture future

Professor Kevin Smith

1430 – 1500 Afternoon tea & Exhibition
1500 – 1530

External influences affecting farming and farmer

Richard RawnsleyMirjana Prica

1530 – 1600

People in agriculture, attracting & training the next generation

Andrew Harris & Stephen Ives

1600 – 1630

Innovation in farm business management

Derek Baker

1630 – 1700

Branding and marketing of regional produce

Jane Bennett

1700 – 1730 Next Gens Case Study presentation
1900 – 2100 “Growing Agriculture” Dinner – Buffet dinner with a guest speaker
Hotel Grand Chancellor 

Thursday 7 March 2019

0730 – 0800 Registration
Hotel Grand Chancellor
0800 –  1700 Field Tours
Choice of 8 Field Tours
1630 – 2300 IFMA Congress Dinner
Albert Hall

Friday 8 March 2019

0745 – 0815 Registration
Hotel Grand Chancellor
Plenary Session 3 – Strategies for growing agriculture
Chancellor 1 & 2
Concurrent Session 1
Chair: Laurie Bonney & Rob Clarke

Concurrent Session 2

Chair: Richard Rawnsley (TIA)

0815 – 0935

Horticulture:

1. Kate Sutherland, berry fruits, Burlington Berries
2. Lucy Gregg Reid Fruits, cherries
3. Brian Hartnett, poppies
4. Matthew Greenhill, pyrethrum, Botanical Resources Australia

 

 

Broadacre: 

1. Stephen Creese, grazing and cropping farms, lambs, wool
2. Frances Bender, Huon Aquaculture Exec Director
3. Greg Bott, Organic Dairy Farmers
4. Andrew Thompson, Powranna Feedlot

 

 

Plenary Session
0935 – 1020 Presentation – strategy for growing agriculture in an overseas country/region    
1020 – 1050 Morning Tea & Exhibition
1050 – 1200 ROUND-TABLE WORKSHOPS – discussing strategies to grow agriculture:

  • What should farmers do?
  • Roles for governments.
  • How should others involved in agriculture respond?
1200 – 1245 Round table summaries and conclusions
1245 – 1300 Congress Closing Ceremony
1300 – 1400 Farewell Lunch
1400 – 1500 Council Meeting