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Nuffield Conference Program!

Updated: Sep 4, 2023

Tuesday 12 September

SETTING THE SCENE: CBH GROUP SESSION

​8:30am

Welcome, Acknowledgement to Country

8:40am

​CBH Group Presentation: A grains cooperative story - Simon Stead, Chair of CBH Group



9:00am

Incubating radical change within an organisation - What are the conditions that need to exist to allow a breakthrough? - Tess Camm, 2020 Scholar



9:20am

'Where are they now?' A Nuffield Scholar's journey - John Foss, 2011 Scholar



9:40am

Q&A

10:00am

Morning tea

PRODUCTION AND INVESTMENT THEME

10:40am

Nuveen Investment Management: Latest insights - Kristina Hermanson, Head of APAC and Africa, MD



11:00am

Some of our worst decisions are made in the best of times - Investing a surplus wisely - Jerome Critch, 2017 Nuffield Fellow, WA



11:20am

What resources are needed to scale insect production facilities, regulations, best practice, and future opportunities within the emerging insect market - Paula Pownall, WA Scholar



11:40am

Pathways for the aquaculture and Barramundi industries to grow more seafood and better manage stock levels - Albertus Hanekom, WA Scholar



12:00pm

Q&A

12:20pm

LUNCH

WATER AND DATA THEME

1:20pm

CSIRO Research and Innovation: The latest Agriculture and Food updates - Dr Ben Trevaskis, Research Director, CSIRO



1:40pm

Here come the robots, but what do we do with the data? - Hans Loder, SA Scholar



2:00pm

New and emerging irrigation methods to reduce vineyard crop losses and sustain fruit quality during extreme heat events - Sarah Keough, SA Scholar



2:20pm

Subsurface tile drainage and nutrient management to create more efficient farming practices - Robert Bell, WA Scholar



2:40pm

Q&A

3:00pm

Afternoon tea

SOIL THEME

3:30pm

Cropping systems and methods to retain more crop residue in zero-tillage farming systems - Richard Quigley, NSW Scholar



3:50pm

Solutions to executing time sensitive operations on heavy wet soils during monsoon weather conditions - Fritz Bolten, WA Scholar



4:10pm

'Reengineering Soils project' to address multiple interacting soil constraints in the crop root zone through combining innovative soil amelioration techniques and soil profile reengineering

Dr

Gaus Azam

Research Scientist – Reengineering Soil, DPIRD

4:30pm

Nuffield International: Update

David Brownhill, 1998 Scholar and NI Board Member

4:50pm

Q&A

5:10pm

Nuffield Global Focus Program Report

5:30pm

Networking Cocktail Function - Generously supported by Process Worx




WEDNESDAY 13 SEPTEMBER

SETTING THE SCENE: RABOBANK AUSTRALIA SESSION

8:30am

Welcome, Acknowledgement to Country

8:40am

Rabobank Australia Presentation: 'Opportunities for Australian Agribusinesses Arising from Global Trends’ - Stefan Vogel, General Manager – RaboResearch Australia & New Zealand



9:00am

Multiply profitable business models, retain the right people and embrace change to become a more attractive investment - Harry Kelly, Vic Scholar



9:20am

'Where are they now?' A Nuffield Scholar's journey - Tracy Lefroy, 2006 WA Scholar



9:40am

Q&A

10:00am

Morning tea

PEOPLE THEME

10:40am

Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Future Drought Fund update - Stuart Watt, Director of the Communities and National Drought Agreement



11:00am

Enhancing the attraction and retention in the northern cattle industry - Nick Krebs, Qld Scholar



11:20am

Post secondary agricultural education options. How the industry can support and attract people from a non-agricultural backgrounds - Kathryn Fleay, WA Scholar



11:40am

All the talk is about technology, but what about the people? - Charles Downie, Tas Scholar



12:00pm

Q&A

12:20pm

Lunch break

THE LAND THEME

1:20pm

'Where are they now?' A Nuffield Scholar's journey - Andrew Fowler, 2000 WA Scholar



1:40pm

Alternative weed control measures for grain producers - Mitchell Henderson, Vic Scholar



2:00pm

Finding harmony through regenerating people, place and profit - James Alexander, NSW Scholar



2:20pm

Benefits of grazing crops to fill the winter feed gap in a changing climate - Dustin Pascoe, Vic Scholar



2:50pm

Q&A

3:05pm

Afternoon tea

MARKETS THEME

3:30pm

The value of dairy welfare benchmarking and opportunities for marketing Australian dairy products with an ethical advantage - Lucy Collins, Vic Scholar



3:50pm

Export opportunities in the ASEAN region - Luke Cantrill, NSW Scholar



4:10pm

Benefits of raw milk cheese (RMC) production - Michael Cains, NSW Scholar



4:30pm

Grain diversity and adding value in specialist markets - Jason Cotter, Vic Scholar



4:50pm

Q&A

5:10pm

Nuffield Global Focus Program Report

5:25pm

Final presentations and close

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