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VFF & NFF Towards 2030 Forum Shepparton

August 16, 2021 @ 9:00 am 6:00 pm

The Woolshed @ Emerald Bank, Kialla (Shepparton)

***Please note this event has unfortunately been postponed until further notice due to the current COVID19 restrictions. Ticket holders have been issued a refund and an email with further information. The VFF apologies for any inconvenience caused and looks forward to sharing a new date with you as soon as possible.

If you have any questions, please contact us on on 1300 882 833 or email at [email protected]***

The Victorian Farmers Federation & National Farmers Federation invite you to explore the future of agriculture at the Towards 2030 Forum.

In 2018, the NFF released its 2030 Roadmap, a detailed vision for agriculture to become Australia’s next $100 billion industry.

The Towards 2030 Forum is your chance to see the progress being made, with a focus from both a national and Victorian perspective on the issues that matter most to Victorian agriculture.

At this event, you’ll hear from a wide range of industry leaders – across politics, innovation and government – about the steps being taken to grow Australian agriculture and how Victorian farmers and industry continue to play an integral role.

WHERE: The Woolshed @ Emerald Bank, Kialla (Shepparton)

WHEN: Monday 16 August, 9am to 5pm ***postponed until further notice***

COST: $50 VFF members, $100 non-VFF members


09:00-09:15am- Welcome and introduction from VFF President Emma Germano, NFF President Fiona Simson & NFF CEO Tony Maher;
09:15-09:30am- NFF CEO Tony Maher updates progress on the 2030 Roadmap;
09:30-10:00am– VFF President Emma Germano discusses customers & the value chain;
10:00-10:30am– Can we realise the dream of paying farmers for environmental services?, speaker to be announced soon;
10:30-11:00am– Unlocking productivity gains using digital technology, presented by Telstra;
11:00-11:30am- Morning tea;
11:30-12:00pm- Jo Stanion, Assistant Secretary, Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment discusses the National Agriculture Workforce Strategy;
12:00-12:30pm- Mary-Anne Thomas, Victorian Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development talks to Victoria’s role in growing Australia’s next $100 billion industry;
12:30-1:00pm– Beyond the Banks: Where we’ll find $7.5 billion per year to fund our growth, speaker to be announced soon;
1:00-2:00pm- Lunch;
2:00-2:30pm- Federal Ministerial address, speaker to be announced soon;
2:30-2:45pm- NFF President Fiona Simson & NFF CEO Tony Maher introduce the NFF’s Regionalisation Agenda;
2:45-3:00pm- Ben Gursansky, Tesltra’s Head of Rural & Regional Affairs delves into Telstra’s vision for regionalisation;
3:00-3:30pm- Regionalisation case study, details to be announced soon;
3:30-4:00pm- Reform and renewal in Ararat Rural City: A regionalisation success story
4:00-5:00pm- VFF President Emma Germano & NFF President Fiona Simson open the floor to questions;
5:00-6:00pm- Drinks and networking.

We hope you can join us in Shepparton.

If you have any questions, please call the VFF on 1300 882 833 or email [email protected]

7719 Goulburn Valley Highway
Kialla, Victoria Australia
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