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Social Functions and Workshops

Please find below list of activities, workshops and social functions at this years Conference.


Monday 13 March

Start: 8.00am for 8.30am tee off

Finish: 12.30 - 1.00pm (approx)

Play on a world class golf course. Great opportunity to network with friends and colleagues in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Join us for a shot-gun start at 8.00am for 8.30am tee off.

Cost: $95 (course fees and cart).  You may bring your own clubs or hire golf clubs.

Hire clubs start at $50/set. Top end are AP2’s and they are $60/set.

Thank you to our golf sponsor:

Please note Golf may not finish until after 1pm so please keep in mind if registering for the Student or Farmers academy workshops.

Young Leaders Forum

Monday 13 March

Registration Open: 11.00am

Start: 12.00pm

Finish: 5.00pm

The forum will bring together students from universities across Eastern Australia into a forum with keynote speakers, graduate agronomists, as well as grains industry employers.

The forum will host a panel discussion with graduate agronomists and industry representatives as well as encouraging you to connect and network with a range of industry companies attending the conference. Click here to download program.

Scholarships are available for young leaders wanting to attend. More information can be found here.

Thank you to our sponsors:

Farmers Academy

Monday 13 March

Registration Open: 11.00am

Start: 1.00pm

Finish: 5.00pm

Join Andrew Roberts from Farm Owners Academy for an afternoon workshop on The skills of a top 20% farm owners, and how to scale up your operation by breaking through any ceilings you might be facing personally or in your business.

Other topics will be:

  • Top 20% of farm owners work on different priorities, discover what these are

  • Understand why you might be at a ceiling and learn how to break through this ceiling to scale your operation

  • Understand the importance of believing in yourself and how to get the confidence to go for your dreams


For more information on the Farm Owners Academy, please visit their website.

Port of Brisbane Welcome Function

Monday 13 March

Start: 7.00pm

Finish: 9.00pm

This is a great chance to network with colleagues and sponsors that you may not have seen for 3 years.

Welcome function starts at 7.00pm till 9.00pm in the Ballroom Foyer.

Thank you to our sponsor:

Beer Tasting and Appreciation

Tuesday 14 March

Start: 5.30pm

Finish: 6.30pm

For most people, there’s nothing like a cold beer at the end of a long day in the field (or lab). But do you really know much about that thirst quenching beverage? In this special ‘session’, guided by our extraordinary visitor, Dr Glen Fox, the Anheuser-Busch Endowed Professor of Malting and Brewing Science, we’ll go through a blind tasting with a different range in beer styles and explore the unique vocabulary of beer sensory descriptors. We’ll also get to understand the contribution of the different raw materials to beer. We’ll also have a quiz on beer trivia with amber beverage prizes.

Thank you to our sponsor:

Please note this will have a limited number of attendees and registrations will be taken onsite at the registration desk

Networking Function

Tuesday 14 March

Start: 6.30pm

Finish: 9.30pm

Where: Poolside (weather dependent)

Join us poolside for an opportunity to meet new people or catch-up with people you have not seen for a few years.  

Also a great opportunity to speak with sponsors.

Thank you to our sponsor:

Partners Lunch

Wednesday 15 March

Start: 12.30pm

Finish: 1.30pm

This is a great opportunity for partners to enjoy a lunch dedicated to them.  We have guest speaker Warren Davis, The Unbreakable Farmer, joining us for a panel discussion.

This is a great opportunity for partners to be involved in an important topic and discussion.

Thank you to our sponsor:

Elders Conference Dinner

Wednesday 15 March

Start: 6.30pm

Finish: 11.00pm

Where: Ballroom

This is your time to celebrate.  There are no more conference sessions the following day.  As part of the proceedings we will be announcing the following winners:

Significant contribution to Grain Sorghum, Maize, Sunflower, Mungbean, Soybean,                                                                                 Elders Innovation in Technology Farmer and Industry,

BASF Women in Agriculture, Bayer Rising Star,

AMA Zoe McInnes Award

ASGC & Suncorp Ben Coleman Memorial Award

Following the official proceedings you will be able to dance the night away with our band or take some timeout and relax with new friends.

Thank you to our sponsor:

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