Innovation back on the agenda at veg grower seminar

AUSVEGFuturistic technologies and the latest advances in agricultural innovation will be on the agenda as world-leading experts address Australian vegetable growers at the 2016 Global Innovations in Horticulture Seminar, to be held on the Gold Coast on 23 June.

American researcher and science author Jon Entine, expert in genetic modification, will headline a stellar line up of speakers that will inspire over 100 Australian vegetable growers to embrace innovation as the industry moves towards increased mechanisation and more creative ways to reduce costs and increase profitability.

“AUSVEG is pleased to once again host the world’s leading agricultural R&D experts to show Aussie growers the ways that innovations in technology and production methods can boost the profitability, productivity and sustainability of their operations,” said AUSVEG spokesperson Shaun Lindhe.

“It is particularly exciting to have Jon Entine, an international expert on the topic of genetic modification, address our growers. His presentation is expected to inspire our growers to evaluate the local industry and think about how the industry can move into the future.”

The Seminar aims to educate Australian growers on the innovations they can use on-farm, and builds on a highly successful series of annual seminars facilitated by AUSVEG to help with the development of the Australian vegetable industry and to ensure it remains at the pinnacle of global vegetable production.

“As global agriculture evolves, Australian growers need to have the information at hand to keep up with the rise in technical advancements, including increased automation and mechanisation. This will in-turn help growers increase export markets, create more jobs and boost our economy,” said Mr Lindhe.

“If the Australian vegetable industry can learn from these innovators in agriculture, it will help to boost on-farm productivity, and increase the profitability of their farms, which will ultimately benefit rural communities, and the entire country.”

AUSVEG is the leading horticultural body representing Australian vegetable and potato growers.

The 2016 Global Innovations in Horticulture Seminar will be held at the RACV Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast, and aims to inform Australian growers of the benefits that new and improved agricultural technology can have on-farm.

Funded places are available for levy-paying vegetable growers to attend this event. For more information contact AUSVEG on (03) 9882 0277, or info@ausveg.com.au   Ω

Posted 15 March 2016


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