Monday 30th July 2018

Session 1: The Future of Fodder – current situation and outlook

Norman Repacholi 
Commercial Research and Analysis Manager Dairy Australia

Dairy Situation and Outlook
Munro Patchett
General Manager Gilmac

Export Fodder Industry Update
John Smith
Export Fodder Program Manager AgriFutures Australia
AgriFutures Australia Export Fodder R&D Update
Pamela Zwer
Principal Plant Breeder South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI)
National Oat Breeding Program Update

Session 2: Future Fodder Challenges – health, safety and hay fires

Tristan Brumby-Rendell
Psychologist National Centre For
Farmer Health
Harvest Health and Fatigue
Tricia Chant
Managing Director Ferriby Group of Companies
AFIA Work Health and Safety Program Launch
Peter Vinelli
Co-Owner International Stock Foods (USA)

Keynote Address: Understanding and Preventing Hay Fires


Tuesday 31st July 2018

Session 3: The Future of Fodder – science, research and innovation

Georgie Troup Oat Research Agronomist
Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development Western Australia (DPIRD WA)
National Hay Agronomy Project
Alan Humphries
Crop Breeder and Pasture Scientist
South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI)
Conservation and pre-breeding of crop wild relatives accelerates the development of new fodder traits in lucerne
Andrew Lang
Farmer and Consultant
World Bioenergy Association Oceania and Australasia
Energy from straw and stalk – lessons from Europe
Luke Shelley
Customer Relationship Manager
Agriculture Program Bureau of Meteorology
Forewarned is Forearmed: Managing Climate Extremes

Session 4 Future Farmers: our place

Lyall Schulz 

Barley Stacks Wines
Neil Wittwer 

A.G. Schilling & Co

Session 5: Is diversity the key to a sustainable fodder future?

Liza Dale-Hallett
Senior Curator Sustainable Futures Museums Victoria
Invisible Farmer Project and the Power of Storytelling
Jill and Andrew Stewart
Farmers and Agroforesters, Western Victoria
Agroforestry on Yan Yan Gurt West Farm




National Fodder Conference Flyer



For conference program enquiries contact:

Jemma Stefanou
Industry Development Officer
Australian Fodder Industry Association
T: +61 409 170 479