Australian NFF: 1st National Congress in '09
The National Farmers' Federation will hold
its 1st National Congress next year, including the inaugural NFF 2009
Innovation in Agriculture Awards.
To be held in June next year in Brisbane, the NFF
congress will follow the theme: 'Modern Farmers – growing opportunities today...
meeting the challenges of tomorrow'.First time
"For the first time, the NFF is bringing farmers,
whole-of-chain participants, government and leading experts in their fields
together to discuss and debate the major issues, challenges and opportunities
ahead of Australian agriculture and, indeed, the world," NFF president David
"The 2009 Congress, which
will be an annual event, will address the critical issues of our time and,
importantly, each session will feature dedicated time for questions from the
floor to allow farmers to have their say by asking questions of the experts."
Topics and issues to be canvassed at the two-day event, include climate
change, the global food crisis, Asian growth and Australian opportunities,
drought and water, risk management, labour shortages, and genetically modified
Innovation in Agriculture Awards
also launch the NFF 2009 Innovation in Agriculture Awards, which will showcase
the best of modern farming practices from four categories: Sustainability, Value
Adding, New Technology and Community Development," Crombie added.
• NFF Congress
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