Agronomists to tackle System Solutions for Complex Problems at annual conference

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The event will run from 17 to 21 October 2021 at the Empire Theatre Toowoomba Qld where up to 400 Agronomists are expected to attend
Australian Agronomy Conference
The 20th Australian Agronomy Conference will host leading international and national speakers who will address issues such as the need to foster soil biology for enduring profitability, carbon sequestration, herbicide resistance

With the 20th Australian Agronomy Conference listed on the schedule of approved business events on Austrade’s website it means eligible businesses in attendance can apply for funding under the Business Events Grants Program.

Under the grants program there can be cover up to 50% of the costs of participating in the conference. Grants from $10,000 to $250,000 per entity are available.

Applicants are able to apply for multiple events listed on the Schedule of Approved Business Events. Grant applications close at 5pm (AEDST) on 30 March 2021 or earlier if funding is exhausted.

For further information about the Business Events Grants Program, or to apply, go to

Many participants will use this opportunity to get their staff and business name in front of the 400 agronomists from Australia and New Zealand expected to attend the event.

Active agronomists at the event will be drawn from Government, Universities, research organisations and the private sector.

Program Overview

The theme for the 2021 conference is System Solutions for Complex Problems, and the concurrent sessions will have the following content:

  • Using limited resources more efficiently
  • Designing crops and cropping systems
  • Designing pastures and pasture systems
  • Designing farms and whole-farm systems
  • Maximising productivity and sustainability of our soils at the field, farm and at scale
  • Managing biotic stresses with better agronomy
  • Managing abiotic stresses with better agronomy

The theme underpins the need to strengthen collaborations between practitioners and researchers from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds to address increasingly complex problems and uncertainties.

So, the question is not If, but when and how, multidisciplinary collaborations will be developed.

And while 2020 proved to be an exceptional year, testing our endurance and resolve in the face of a global pandemic, it is expected that 2021 will be a rebound year for Agronomists.

Much will depend on the value of production from agriculture, so, the 20th Australian Agronomy Conference is in a great position to lead the march towards economic recovery.

The 20th Australian Agronomy Conference will host leading international and national speakers addressing issues such as the need to foster soil biology for enduring profitability, carbon sequestration, herbicide resistance, and the interwoven relationships between food production, energy and the environment.

There will be discussion and sharing of the latest research findings amongst circa 400 agronomists from Australia and the world, as well as farmers, consultants, agribusinesses and farmer peak bodies.

The selection of Toowoomba Qld as the venue was not by accident, rather it was planned.

Toowoomba is located one and a half hours west of Brisbane, is the largest inland city in Australia, as well as one of the largest hubs for research, collaborations, and agri-business start-ups in the Southern Hemisphere.

The 20th Australian Agronomy Conference will be held from 17—21 October 2021 at the Empire Theatre 54-56 Neil Street Toowoomba Qld 4350. The draft provisional program will be available in July 2021.

Companies that want to exhibit their product ranges to agronomists can review the opportunities outlined in the sponsorship prospectus.

If you would prefer to discuss a customised sponsorship package to suit your objectives and budget, contact Zoe Keogh at Expert Events, by calling +61 7 3848 2100 or email: