This is a provisional program only and is subject to change.

Sunday 24 September 2017

1500 Registration Desk Opens
1800 – 2000

Welcome Reception

Mercure Ballarat

Monday 25 September 2017

0730 Registration
0830 Introduction & Welcome
0835 Welcome to County
0845 Official Conference Opening
Overview, Doing more with less.
0900

Keynote Presentation

Professor Ken Giller, Professor of Plant Production Systems, Wageningen University

0945

Keynote Presentation

Mick Keogh, Commissioner, Australian Competition & Consumer Commission

1030 Morning Tea in the Exhibition Area
1100 Concurrent Session 1
1230 Lunch in the Exhibition Area
1330 Concurrent Session 2
1500 Afternoon Tea in the Exhibition Area
1530 Concurrent Session 3
1700 Howard Oration           
1800 Free evening for delegates

Tuesday 26 September 2017

0800 The Australian Society of Agronomy Inc. Annual General Meeting Breakfast
0845 Registration
Doing More with Less – Systems management
0910

Doing more for the environment with lower inputs in pasture-based livestock systems?

David Chapman, Principal Scientist, Feed and Farm Systems at Dairy NZ

0950

Keynote Presentation

Tom Acocks, Dairy Farmer

1030 Morning Tea in the Exhibition Area
1100 Concurrent Session 4
1230 Lunch in the Exhibition Area
1330 Concurrent Session 5
1500 Afternoon Tea in the Exhibition Area
1530 Concurrent Session 6
1700 Donald Oration
1930 – 2330 Conference Dinner & Young Agronomist Award and Fellowship of The Australian Society of Agronomy Inc

Wednesday 27 September 2017

0800 Registration
Doing More with Less
0830

The role of agronomy in a technical world

Dr Cynthia Grant, Soil Scientist, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Brandon Research Centre (Retired)

0910

Incremental transformation – success from system synergy

Dr John Kirkegaard, Farming Systems Agronomist, CSIRO

0950

Keynote Presentation

Mr Bill Long, Managing Director and Principal Consultant, Ag Consulting Co

1030 Morning Tea in the Exhibition Area
1100 Concurrent Session 7
1230 Lunch in the Exhibition Area
1330 Concurrent Session 8
1500 Afternoon Tea in the Exhibition Area
Doing More with Less
1530 Towards a new food system assessment: AgMIP coordinated global and regional assessments of climate change and food security
Dr Cynthia Rosenzweig, American climatologist, NASA
1610

Doing more with less, or coping with excess?

Ms Caroline Welsh, Chairman, Birchip Cropping Group (BCG)

1630 Keynote Presentation
1650

Conference Highlights

Tim Reeves, Chair, Agriculture Forum, Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE)

1710 Closing issues and the next conference
1730 Conference Close

Thursday 28 September 2017

0830 – 1500

Field Trips

 

Host

The Australian Society of Agronomy is the professional body for agronomists in Australia. It has approximately 500 active members drawn from government, universities, research organisations and the private sector.

Photo Credits

David Marland Photography david_marland@hotmail.com Southern Farming Systems Agriculture Victoria

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