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Applications open to attend top ag innovation summit 06 Jun 2016

GrowAg – Cultivating Excellence in Ag for our Farming Future, will be presented by the Rural Research and Development Corporations from 21-23 September 2016 in Albury, NSW.

Featuring an outstanding line up of speakers, the collaborative forum will sponsor 100 key influencers from around Australia and across all sectors of agriculture to discuss new technologies and ideas, smart business, leadership and innovation.

John Harvey, Managing Director of the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC), said “GrowAg is a unique national event that will attract a diverse group of thinkers to work through the role of innovation in Australia’s farming future.”

“It’s not often 100 of the sharpest and brightest minds — the leaders of tomorrow — are brought together under one roof to share ideas, discuss challenges facing agriculture and importantly, identify how to capitalise on the opportunities. This will be one of those times,” he said.

GrowAg will give participants the opportunity to network with industry experts and mentors, and access a wealth of information, resources and the latest research and findings from the Rural Research and Development Corporations.

“Delegates will not only come away with greater networks and new ways of doing things, but they will also focus on how to practically adopt new innovations into agribusinesses and how to drive innovation across the wider industry,” Mr Harvey said.

With approximately 40 delegate positions available through the open call, agricultural decision makers aged 25 to 40 are invited to apply for the top-line event. Travel and conference attendance are free for successful applicants.

Mr Harvey said, “We’re looking for people who are carrying Australia’s ag industry — the leaders, the decision makers and the influencers — across all agricultural sectors and in all capacities, whether they’re farmers, bankers, service providers or otherwise involved in agribusiness and the supply chain.”

Applications close Wednesday 20 July 2016. Successful delegates will be announced in mid-August 2016. Applications can be submitted online at www.rirdc.gov.au/growag.

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For more information, please contact Jennifer Medway at RIRDC
on 0458 785 905 or email jennifer.medway@rirdc.gov.au; or Melanie Elms at Seftons on 0423 555 480 or email melanie.elms@seftons.com.au.

EDITOR'S NOTE:

GrowAg is an exciting new event presented by the Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources and the Rural Research Development Corporations.

The three day event will be held from the 21 – 23 September 2016 in Albury NSW, and will aim to bring together 100 of Australia’s sharpest and most innovative leaders in agriculture. It will advance the contribution of our farmers and agricultural professionals towards a dynamic, competitive and prosperous sector.

GrowAg will be a meeting-place for the new generation of decision makers in agriculture, where they can discuss new technologies, ideas, smart business, leadership and innovation.

GrowAg will also feature the latest research and findings from Rural Research and Development Corporations as well as technology shaping Australia’s agricultural industries.