Tuesday 30th July 2019

Session 1: Fodder Economies

Mark McLean
Plant Pathologist Agriculture Victoria

Foliar disease management in hay oats in south-eastern Australia

Denis McGrath
Executive Officer AEXCO

Evaluating the Economics of Export Hay in Selected Farming Systems 

Sam Leishman
Assistant Research Analyst Dairy Australia

Dairy Situation and Outlook June 2019

Mark Harrison
Senior Research Fellow
Queensland University of Technology

Development of technologies for the use of sugarcane products as animal feed ingredients

Session 2: Lucerne

Derrick Moot
Professor in Plant Science
Lincoln University New Zealand

Keynote: Lucerne

Greg Brooke 
Research and Development Agronomist
NSW Department of Primary Industries

Coming soon…

Michael Horton
Bell River Hay NSW

Bell River Hay


Wednesday 31st July 2019

Session 3: Fire Health and Safety

Skye Saunders
Associate Professor College of Law
Australian National University

Sexual Harrassment in Rural Workplaces

Alison Barrett
Research Assistant University of South Australia


ifarmwell presentation

Frank Mickan
AFIA Honorary Life Member

Hay Stack Fires

Session 4: Financial Risks of Climate Change

Sarah Barker
Head of Climate Risk Governance MinterEllison

What 'emergency'?
Climate change through a finance risk lens

Lucinda Corrigan
Chair Farmers for Climate Action


Josie Zilm
Regional Manager Agribusiness Southern Victoria
Rural Bank

Business Management Workshop

Session 5: The Future of Irrigated Fodder in the Murray Darling Basin

Steve Whan
Chief Executive Officer National Irrigators' Council

Access introduction video here

Shane Byrne
Murray Dairy and Dairy Australia

The Future of Irrigated Fodder in the MDB

Jason Palmer
Palmer Agricon VIC

Coming soon…




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For conference program enquiries contact:

Australian Fodder Industry Association
E: info@afia.org.au
T: 03 9670 0523