Sharpest minds wanted for ag seminar


Applications to attend a three-day summit for agriculture’s sharpest, most innovative leaders are now open. Source: AFDJ eNews

GrowAg – Cultivating Excellence in Ag for our Farming Future will be presented by the Rural Research and Development Corporations from 21-23 September 2016 in Albury, New South Wales.

The collaborative forum will sponsor 100 key influencers from around Australia and across all sectors of agriculture to discuss new technologies and ideas, smart business, leadership and innovation.

With approximately 40 delegate positions available through the open call, agricultural decision makers aged 25 to 40 are invited to apply for the top-line event. Travel and conference attendance are free for successful applicants.

John Harvey, Managing Director of the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC), said: “GrowAg is a unique national event that will attract a diverse group of thinkers to work through the role of innovation in Australia’s farming future.

“It’s not often 100 of the sharpest and brightest minds — the leaders of tomorrow — are brought together under one roof to share ideas, discuss challenges facing agriculture and importantly, identify how to capitalise on the opportunities.

“This will be one of those times.”

GrowAg will give participants the opportunity to network with industry experts and mentors, and access a wealth of information, resources and the latest research and findings from the Rural Research and Development Corporations.

“Delegates will not only come away with greater networks and new ways of doing things, but they will also focus on how to practically adopt new innovations into agribusinesses and how to drive innovation across the wider industry,” Mr Harvey said.

“We’re looking for people who are carrying Australia’s ag industry — the leaders, the decision makers and the influencers — across all agricultural sectors and in all capacities, whether they’re farmers, bankers, service providers or otherwise involved in agribusiness and the supply chain,” Mr Harvey said.

Applications close Wednesday 20 July 2016.

Successful delegates will be announced in mid-August 2016.

Applications can be submitted online at