Connecting Queensland agriculture with the world in 2017

tropag2017TropAg2017, the world’s leading tropical agriculture and food science conference, will showcase Queensland agriculture innovations and technologies in Brisbane on 20-22 November 2017. Announced by the Hon. Bill Byrne MP, Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries on 23 November, the highly successful AgFutures conference will be incorporated into TropAg to showcase the state’s latest developments and applications in digital and data platforms, robotics, satellites and biotechnologies.

AgFutures 2016 was hosted by the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries in Queensland and attracted over 300 delegates. Agriculture is big business in Queensland, and the state has a global reputation for producing clean, green and quality produce.

“Queensland has a number of fundamental advantages for growing food and fibre,” Minister Byrne said. “This includes our tropical climate, which allows us to grow a wide variety of produce, our counter seasonal production which allows us to service valuable northern hemisphere markets.”

The AgFutures2017 stream at TropAg will feature new technologies, business systems and the industry-wide investment that is required for innovations critical to the future of agriculture and discuss the opportunities associated with feeding a global population of nine billion by 2050.

“AgFutures2017 will feature emerging trends, business opportunities and capital models from farm gate to agribusiness, agri-tech, processing and research to a global audience of agricultural researchers and investors,” Professor Robert Henry, Chair of the TropAg International Advisory Committee, said.

“Industry representatives from the agriculture and food sectors, including producers, researchers, policy makers, and agribusiness representatives are encouraged to attend,” Professor Henry said.

Proposals for other symposia for TropAg2017 across five themes are still open.

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Posted 24 November 2016