HFF Conference and Exhibition

The 2012 Hydroponic Farmers Federation of Vic (HFF) Conference will be staged in Ballarat at the Mercure Hotel from 18 – 20 July) and will include the traditional plenary sessions and delegate workshops, plus a trade exhibition.  The theme The Future – Filling in the Gaps addresses many of the issues facing all farmers as they approach challenging times. 

“Farming is always challenging, but the immediate future offers a new mix of challenges – buying conglomerates driving down prices, the rising dollar, rising energy costs and competition from imports are some of the challenges that face Victorian farmers,” say conference organisers.

“Facing these by yourself is daunting. Coming together with others to learn new techniques and approaches and learning from others’ experience, is a positive way to assist your business.”

Commercial greenhouse and hydroponic production systems are rapidly becoming one of the important solutions to resource pressures (land, water, fertiliser, environment, etc), however growers constantly need to update their growing techniques and technology. This event brings together the ‘knowledge developers’ (speakers) with the ‘knowledge users’ (growers) and is a wonderful opportunity to keep abreast of current skills.

Speakers include:

  • Steven Carruthers from Practical Hydroponics & Greenhouse magazine
  • Peter Nolle – Treadstone
  • Renelle Jeffrey – Aust Farming Institute
  • Ric Leahy – Melbourne Business School
  • Michael Fryzer – The Connect Group
  • Herman van der Gulik – Enza Zaden
  • John Harrison -Infinity Solar
  • Sohum Gandhi – Greenworks
  • Graeme Smith – Graeme Smith Consulting
  • Elly Nederhoff – CropHouse Ltd NZ

To register or view the full program go to: www.hffconference2012.org

For further information contact: John Elford – Ph: (03) 5341-7691 or  MB: 0417 035 956