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Saturday 2 March 2019

1200 – 2100

Next Gens Program 

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Sunday 3 March 2019

0800 – 1800 Delegates Arrive
0830 – 1600

Next Gens Program 

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0930

Walk Cataract Gorge (Book your own optional tour)

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1300 – 2000 Registration | Hotel Grand Chancellor, Conference Centre Foyer
1530 – 1800 IFMA Council Pre-Congress Meeting | Chancellor 6, Hotel Grand Chancellor
1430 – 1630

Historical Walking Tour of City Park (Optional)

Join us for a tour of Launceston City Park, hosted by the Launceston Historical Society.  The tour will be approximately 2 hours in length and is suitable for all fitness levels.  Please meet in the Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston lobby by 1420 with suitable walking shoes and a hat.

1800 – 2000 Welcome Event – Social gathering and casual dining
Conference Centre, Hotel Grand Chancellor

Monday 4 March 2019

0730 – 1800 Registration | Hotel Grand Chancellor, Conference Centre Foyer
0830 – 1630

Accompanying Partner Program

The tour will depart from the Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston, please meet in the hotel lobby no later than 0830.

Plenary Session 1 – Global Issues | Chancellor 2
Session Chair Trevor Atkinson
0830 – 0900

OFFICIAL CONGRESS OPENING AND WELCOME

Trevor Atkinson, President of the International Farm Management Association
Jeremy Rockliff, Deputy Premier, Minister for Education and Training, Minister for Infrastructure, Minister for Advanced Manufacturing and Defence Industries

0900 – 0925

INTRODUCTION TO THE THEME: GROWING AGRICULTURE AT 410 SOUTH

Mark Allison, CEO Elders, Chair Agribusiness Australia 

Presentation PDF

0925 – 0955

THE AGE OF FOOD: FEEDING THE WORLD IN THE ERA OR ‘PEAK PEOPLE’

Presentation Notes

Presentation PDF

Julian Cribb, Julian Cribb & Associates

0955 – 1030

HOW CAN WE BEST MEET GROWING FOOD DEMANDS (AND HEALTH EXPECTATIONS) SUSTAINABLY BY 2030

Andrew Campbell, CEO, ACIAR

1030 – 1100 Morning Tea & Exhibition | Conference Centre Foyer
Plenary Session | Chancellor 2
Session Chair Trevor Atkinson
1100 – 1130

THE FUTURE OF GLOBAL AGRICULTURE

Mick Keogh, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

1130 – 1200

ROLES OF GOVERNMENTS IN PROVIDING FOOD SUFFICIENCY AND DEVELOPING RURAL ECONOMIES

Nicola Morris, Agribusiness Specialist

Presentation PDF

1200 – 1255

FARMER / CONSULTANTS PANEL

Q & A Panel with Pip Courtney

Panellists:

1255 – 1300 Discussion
1300 – 1400 Lunch & Exhibition | Conference Centre Foyer
Concurrent
Session 1 
Concurrent
Session 2
Concurrent
Session 3
Concurrent
Session 4
Concurrent
Session 5
Concurrent
Session 6
Downstream linkages Research & extension services Role of Government Environment & resources Environment & resources Business & people
Room Chancellor 1 Chancellor 2 Chancellor 3 Chancellor 4 Chancellor 5 Chancellor 6
Session Chair Dr Agata Malak-Rawlikowska  Tim Brigstocke  Trevor Atkinson  David Armstrong  Phillip Nyangweso  Damona Doye 
1400 – 1415

Paper 2

SUSTAINABILITY IN AUSTRALIAN SEAFOOD SUPPLY CHAINS: IDNETIFYING THE GAP BETWEEN THEORY AND PRACTICE

Dr Elizabeth Jackson

Presentation PDF

Paper 81

COACHING RESULTS IN IMPROVED PASTURE MANAGEMENT PRACTICES

Samantha Flight

Paper 30

THE UK GOVERNMENT’S ROLE IN POST BREXIT FARM INCOME SUPPORT AND TRADE POLICY

Simon Ward

Presentation PDF

Paper 20

ESTIMATING AGRICULTURAL DROUGHT RESILIENCE OF SMALLHOLDER LIVESTOCK FARMERS IN SOUTH AFRICA

Dr Yonas Bahta

Presentation PDF

Paper 84

MULTIFUNCTIONAL LAND CONSOLIDATION EVALUATION FROM AN AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS PERSPECTIVE

Dr Jakob Vesterlund Olsen

Paper 70

THE BUSINESS RETURN EVOLUTION OF BIG FARMS IN SOUTHERN ROMANIA

Toma Dinu

Presentation PDF

1415 – 1430

Paper 69

WHAT CHINA WANTS FROM FARMING ‘DOWN UNDER’

Dr Sharon Lucock

Presentation PDF

Paper 99

SUSTAINING POSITIVE PRACTICE CHANGE

Phil McKenzie

Paper 113

THE TASMANIAN AGRI-FOOD SCORECARD: QUANTIFYING AGRI-FOOD PRODUCTION AT THE STATE LEVEL

Mary Bennett

Paper 42

TRANSPORTATION DISTANCE EFFECTS ON APPLICATION COSTS IN TWO DIFFERENT LIQUID MANURE TRANSPORT AND APPLICATION SYSTEMS

Dr Kapil Arora

Presentation PDF

Paper 89

FROM LAKE ERIE TO THE OHIO RIVER: A SUMMARY OF NUTRIENT LOSS IMPACTS IN OHIO

Dr Chris Bruynis

Paper 56

AG HELP WANTED: GUIDELINES FOR MANAGING AGRICULTURAL LABOR

John Hewlett

Presentation PDF

1430 – 1445

Paper 59

RED MEAT CONSUMERS’ PREFERENCES: A CASE STUDY OF THE MANGAUNG METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY

Dr Willem Abraham Lombard

Paper 27

ENHANCING THE ROLE AND IMPACT OF FARMER BUSINESS NETWORKS/ADVISORY SERVICES ON NEW ZEALAND’S AGRICULTURAL KNOWLEDGE AND INNOVATION SYSTEM [AKIS] – THE FARMER PERSPECTIVE

Eva Schroer-Merker

Paper 53

INTEGRATING AGRICULTURAL & ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT POLICY: A UK PERSPECTIVE

John Wibberley

Paper 47

AN ONLINE MAPPING TOOL TO GUIDE VITICULTURE EXPANSION IN TASMANIA, AUSTRALIA

Mathew Webb

Paper 83

EVALUATING LAND PRICES UNDER ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION

Presentation PDF

Dr Jakob Vesterlund Olsen

Paper 108

THE SHIFTING LANDSCAPE OF HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN AUSTRALIAN AGRICULTURE

Sally Murfet

1445 – 1500

Paper 110

HOW SUSTAINABLE SHORT FOOD SUPPLY CHAINS ARE?

Dr Agata Malak-Rawlikowska

Paper 28

ENHANCING THE ROLE AND IMPACT OF FARMER BUSINESS NETWORKS/ADVISORY SERVICES ON NEW ZEALAND’S AGRICULTURAL KNOWLEDGE AND INNOVATION SYSTEM [AKIS] – THE RURAL PROFESSIONAL PERSPECTIVE –

Professor Alison Bailey

Poster Presentations (3 minutes)

Paper 90

LEGAL DEFENSES AND IMPACT ON AGRICULTURAL OPERATIONS

Paul Goeringer


Paper 63

HOW DO TASMANIAN FARMERS VIEW FARM BIOSECURITY?

Mandy Bowling


DISCUSSION

Paper 58

RESOURCES USE, TECHNICAL EFFICIENCY OF MAIZE INDUSTRY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN ECONOMY

Dr Yonas Bahta

Presentation PDF

Paper 34

HOW AGRI-FOOD COMPANIES SOLVE STRATEGIC CHALLENGES

Henning Otte Hansen

1500 – 1515 DISCUSSION

Poster Presentations(3 minutes)

Paper 36

ANNIE’S PROJECT BUSINESS MANAGEMENT COURSE FOR FARM AND RANCH WOMEN IN WYOMING

Cole Ehmke


Paper 37

REACHING UNDERSERVED AGRICULTURAL OPERATORS IN AMERICA’S WEST THROUGH A CONFERENCE SERIES

Cole Ehmke


Paper 43

FARMER ATTITUDE TOWARDS ADVISORY SERVICES IN SWEDEN

Jannica Krafft

Poster Presentation (3 minutes)

Paper 45

ENVIRONMENT AND RESOURCES: FERTILIZER APPLICATOR TRAINING- IMPACT EVALUATION

Amanda Douridas

Presentation PDF


DISCUSSION

1515 – 1545 Afternoon tea & Exhibition | Conference Centre Foyer     
Concurrent
Session 7
Concurrent
Session 8
Concurrent
Session 9 
Concurrent
Session 10
Concurrent
Session 11
Concurrent
Session 12
Downstream linkages Research & extension services People of Future Agriculture Environment & resources Environment & resources Managing farm business
Room Chancellor 1 Chancellor 2 Chancellor 3 Chancellor 4 Chancellor 5 Chancellor 6
Session Chair  Edward Majewski Paul Bowman Robert Patterson Brian Jacobsen  Richard Cooksley Guido van der Hoeven
1545 – 1600

Paper 16

COOPERATION OF DUTCH FARMERS IN FOOD SUPPLY CHAINS

Willy Baltussen

Presentation PDF

Paper 32

A THOUGHT EXPERIMENT IN BENCHMARKING AND OPTIMISATION

Presentation PDF

Simon Ward

Paper 116

THE FARM MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING LITERACY OF ACCOUNTANTS

Mike Stephens

Paper 50

MANAGING WALLABIES ON KING ISLAND: MANAGEMENT THAT WORKS

Ellen Freeman

Presentation PDF

Paper 71

EVALUATION OF ENERGY FOOTPRINT OF PASTORAL AND BARN DAIRY FARMING SYSTEMS IN NEW ZEALAND

Hafiz Muhammad Abrar Ilyas

Paper 15

BUYING AN AGRICULTURAL TRACTOR FOR COMMERCIAL FARMING IN SOUTH AFRICA

Professor Christo Bisschoff

Presentation PDF

1600 – 1615

Paper 111

POSITIONING NEW ZEALAND’S PRIMARY INDUSTRY TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OPPORTUNITIES PRESENTED BY NEW AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES IN THE PRODUCTION AND MARKETING OF FOOD PRODUCTS

Stephen Macaulay

Paper 39

UNDERSTANDING GRAZING DECISIONS ON TASMANIAN DAIRY FARMS

Alison Hall

Paper 114

KITCHEN TABLE, PILLOW AND PADDOCK

Mike Stephens

Paper 54

RANGE MANAGEMENT FOR CROPS, LIVESTOCK & WILDLIFE ON KENYA’S EQUATOR

John Wibberley

Paper 80

TOWARD A BETTER NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT DELIVERY MODEL WITH A GREATER EMPHASIS ON THE FARMING SECTOR – THE TAMAR VALLEY EXPERIENCE

Gregory Lundstrom

Presentation PDF

Paper 17

DEPRECIATION: BALANCING THE SHORT GAME AGAINST THE LONG GAME, A UNITED STATES PERSPECTIVE

Guido van der Hoeven

Presentation PDF

1615 – 1630

Paper 72

RETAILERS AS SOCIETAL GATEKEEPERS: BENEFICIAL TO PRODUCERS AND CONSUMERS?

Associate Professor Sharon Forbes

Paper 88

EFIELDS: CONNECTING SCIENCE TO FIELDS

Amanda Douridas

Presentation PDF

Paper 41

CATALYSING SUCCESSION CONVERSATIONS

Richard Soffe

Paper 21

IS IT COSTLY TO EXPAND YOUR LIVESTOCK FARM NEAR A NATURA 2000 AREA IN THE EU?

Dr Brian Jacobsen

Presentation PDF

Paper 7

THE DEVELOPMENT AND PROMOTION OF ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE FOOD PRODUCTS IN SOUTH AFRICA

Dr Henry Jordaan

Paper 25

BUSINESS OPERATION STATUS OF CHINESE FARMER COOPERATIVES: A 6-YEAR TRACKING INVESTIGATION OF COOPERATIVE A

Dr Lei Jia

1630 – 1645

Paper 35

THE INTERNATIONAL TRANSFER OF COOPERATIVE OWNERSHIP IN AGRICULTURE: BARRIERS AND OPPORTUNITIES

Henning Otte Hansen

Paper 23

CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES OF HOMESTEAD FOOD GARDEN IN SOUTH AFRICA: A CASE OF PUMPKIN PRODUCTION

Dr Willem Abraham Lombard

Paper 52

IS THERE A PIVOTAL ROLE FOR FARM CONSULTANTS IN FARM BUSINESS SUCCESSION PLANNING?

Iona McCarthy

Paper 104

IS SHEEP DAIRYING A MORE SUSTAINABLE LAND-USE PARADIGM FOR NEW ZEALAND THAN COW DAIRYING?

Sue Trafford

Presentation PDF

Paper 103

STATE APPROACHES TO REDUCING AGRICULTURAL NUTRIENT IMPACTS ON WATER QUALITY IN THE UNITED STATES

Associate Professor Peggy Kirk Hall

Presentation PDF

Paper 1

A CRITICAL REVIEW OF GLOBAL VEGETABLE BENCHMARKING

Dr Elizabeth Jackson

Presentation PDF

1645 – 1700 DISCUSSION DISCUSSION DISCUSSION DISCUSSION DISCUSSION DISCUSSION
1800 – 2300

IFMA 22  Social Evening

Launceston Greyhound Racing Club, coaches will depart from the Hotel Grand Chancellor at 1800 and will return back to the hotel between 2130 and 2300

Tuesday 5 March 2019

0730 – 0830 Registration | Hotel Grand Chancellor, Conference Centre Foyer
0800 – 1700 Field Tours

  • Field Tour 1 – North East – diversification & tourism – Departing at 0800
  • Field Tour 2 – Cressy – mixed grazing and cropping – Departing at 0830
  • Field Tour 3 – Northern Midlands – wool, cherries and conservation – Departing at 0800
  • Field Tour 4 – Deloraine – three ways to increase dairying profitability – Departing at 0800
  • Field Tour 5 – North West – diversification and intensive cropping – Departing at 0800
  • Field Tour 6 – North West – protected horticulture – Departing at 0800
  • Field Tour 7 – North West – technology and research – Departing at 0800
  • Field Tour 8 – Cressy – farm transition – Departing at 0830

Please meet in the hotel lobby at least 15 minutes before your coach departure time, we encourage all participants to wear closed toe shoes, bring a hat, and a jacket.

Free evening for delegates

Wednesday 6 March 2019

0800 – 1730 Registration | Hotel Grand Chancellor, Conference Centre Foyer
0800 – 0830 IFMA General Meeting – All members welcomeChancellor 6 
0830 – 1630

Accompanying Partner Program

The tour will depart from the Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston, please meet in the hotel lobby no later than 0830.

Concurrent
Session 13
Concurrent
Session 14
Concurrent
Session 15
Concurrent
Session 16
Concurrent
Session 17
Concurrent
Session 18
Future technologies Managing farm business Managing farm business Business models for farming Strategies for ag growth People & managing
Room Chancellor 1 Chancellor 2 Chancellor 3 Chancellor 4 Chancellor 5 Chancellor 6
Session Chair Greg Bott Donna Lucas Abele Kuipers David Hughes Peter Ball Heather Watson
0845 – 0900

Paper 92

ECONOMIC OUTLOOK FOR FARM SURVIVAL IN THE CURRENT FARM ECONOMY DOWNTURN

Dr James Richardson

Paper 38

USING BENCHMARKING AND KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS TO COMMUNICATE BETWEEN MANAGEMENT AND GOVERNANCE IN LARGE FARMING ENTERPRISES

Dr David Stevens

Paper 95

NEW ZEALAND DAIRY FARMERS’ DEBT MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES

Koohyar Khatami

Paper 118

THREE TO FIVE YEARS ON – THE FARM BUSINESS RESILENCE CASE STUDY OF STRATEGIC PLANNING TO ADDRESS WICKED PROBLEMS IN FARM MANAGEMENT

John Noonan

Paper 4

WIND TURBINES IN GERMAN AGRICULTURE – NO RISK, NO GAIN? CURRENT SITUATION AND ECONOMIC VIABILITY

Professor Clemens Fuchs

Presentation PDF

Paper 8

PEOPLE OF FUTURE AGRICULTURE; TRUST AND SUCCESSION IN FAMILY BUSINESSES

Catherine Bell

0900 – 0915

Paper 77

PRECISION AGRICULTURE TECHNOLOGY ADOPTION IN U.S. CROP PRODUCTION

Professor James Mintert

Presentation PDF

Paper 55

USING THE FINANCIAL RATIOS ROA AND ROE TO PREDICT FARM LOAN DEFICIENCY RATES

Dr Gregory Ibendahl

Presentation PDF

Paper 100

MEASURING HOW NZ DAIRY FARMERS REACT TO VOLATILE PRICES BY ANALYSING FARMER RESPONSES OVER A PERIOD OF TIME USING PANEL DATA

Professor Nicola Shadbolt

Presentation PDF

Paper 119

MODELS OF SERVICE DELIVERY FOR CASI IN THE EGP: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES

Dr Roy Murray-Prior

Presentation PDF

Paper 82

FERMENTAS: BOOSTING GROWTH THROUGH SMART SPECIALISATION

Phillipa Dawson

Paper 97

A COMPARISON OF SUCCESSION PLANNING CONSULTANCY PROCESSES

Iona McCarthy

0915 – 0930

Paper 76

BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS IN THE WYOMING FOOD SYSTEM

Cole Ehmke

Paper 79

FARM CHANGE THROUGH BENCHMARKING

Presentation PDF

Christopher Lewis & Ian Williams

Paper 85

FUTURE DAIRY FARM SYSTEMS: A BIO-ECONOMIC ANALYSIS

Felix Rodriguez-Firpo

Presentation PDF

Paper 44

THE DEVELOPMENT OF A MULTI-DISCIPLINED APPROACH FOR DETERMINING NEW ZEALAND DAIRY FARMER ATTITUDES TOWARDS SUSTAINABILITY

Professor Alison Bailey

Paper 46

ENTERPRISE SUITABILITY MAPPING: GUIDING AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT IN TASMANIA, AUSTRALIA

Dr Darren Kidd

Paper 29

FARMING FOR OUR FUTURE: COMMUNICATION IS KEY TO BRIDGING THE GAP

Heather Watson

Presentation PDF

0930 – 0945

Paper 98

ADOPTION OF PRECISION AGRICULTURE TECHNOLOGY

Dr Gregory Ibendahl

Presentation PDF

Paper 48

CLOUD BENCHMARKING FOR FARM MANAGEMENT

Eric Nankivell

Paper 87

INNOVATIVE DAIRY CATTLE MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES UNDER ENVIRONMENTAL AND PUBLIC RESTRICTIONS

Dr Abele Kuipers

Paper 31

FARM INNOVATION AND PROPOSED SYSTEM FOR ENTREPRENEURS AND FARMERS TO OPERATE FOR MUTUAL BENEFIT

Simon Ward

Presentation PDF

Paper 49

EXPLORING CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION WITH AUSTRALIAN WINE CONSUMERS

Dr Gemma Lewis

Paper 10

A CASE STUDY OF THE EVOLUTION OF SUCCESSION AND GOVERNANCE ON A NEW ZEALAND DAIRY FARM

Marvin Pangborn

Presentation PDF

0945 – 1000 DISCUSSION DISCUSSION

Poster Presentations (3 minutes)

Paper 22

POTENTIAL FOR SENSOR TECHNOLOGIES TO ESTIMATE DRY MATTER YIELD IN PASTURE CULTIVAR EVALUATIONS

Clare Leddin


Paper 75

PILOT PROJECT: “DAIRY SUSTAINABILITY TOOL”: 
IMPLEMENTATION AND FEASIBILITY OF A SECTOR-SPECIFIC CONCEPT FOR THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF DAIRY PRODUCTION IN GERMANY

Tomke Lindena

DISCUSSION DISCUSSION

Poster Presentation (3 minutes)

Paper 33

SUCCESSFUL SUCCESSION PLANNING THROUGH EFFECTIVE FAMILY COMMUNICATIONS

Jeffrey Tranel

1000 – 1045 Morning tea & Exhibition | Conference Centre Foyer
Concurrent
Session 19
Concurrent
Session 20
Concurrent
Session 21 
Concurrent
Session 22
Concurrent
Session 23
Concurrent
Session 24
Future technologies Managing farm business Managing farm business Business models for farming Strategies for ag growth People and Research & extension
Room Chancellor 1 Chancellor 2 Chancellor 3 Chancellor 4 Chancellor 5 Chancellor 6
Session Chair Robin Thomspon Jaka Zgajnar Robert Patterson Phillip Nyangweso David Hughes Richard Cooksley
1045 – 1100

Paper 112

FUTURE TECHNOLOGIES: EMPOWERING FARMERS TO NEGOTIATE THE LEGAL LANDSCAPE OF FUTURE FARMING TECHNOLOGIES

Associate Professor Leanne Wiseman

Paper 40

RISK ANALYSIS AT BERRY FRUIT FARMS

Dr Jaka Zgajnar

Presentation PDF

Paper 74

EDF SNAPSHOT 2018: ANIMAL WELFARE IN EUROPEAN DAIRY FARMS – FIRST INSIGHTS

Tomke Lindena

Paper 26

HOW FARMERS ADD INCOME

Rosalind Gough

Presentation PDF

Paper 101

CARBON NEUTRAL BRAZILIAN BEEF: AN ANALYSIS OF ITS ECONOMIC VIABILITY FOR LIVESTOCK SUSTAINABLE INTENSIFICATION

Mariana Pereira

Paper 64

TRAINING FARM MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS: A CASE STUDY FROM NEW ZEALAND

Dr Victoria Westbrooke

1100 – 1115

Paper 115

DEVELOPMENT OF A COST-EFFECTIVE WATER PRODUCTIVITY ACCOUNTING TOOL FOR AGRICULTURE

Dr Joanne Tingey-Holyoak

Paper 51

CHECK YOUR BLIND SPOTS: 360° OF FARM RISK MANAGEMENT

Mathieu Lipari

Presentation PDF

Paper 65

THE ECONOMIC FEED CONSUMPTION OF DIFFERENT CATTLE BREEDS IN A COW-CALF PRODUCTION SYSTEM

Dr Henry Jordaan

Paper 66

CUSTOMER ENGAGEMENT OF SOUTH AFRICAN FARMERS TOWARDS THEIR FERTILIZER SUPPLIER

Professor Christo Bisschoff

Presentation PDF

Paper 107

EXTENDING KNOWLEDGE AND EMPOWERING WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE: A LOGIC MODEL PERSPECTIVE FROM IOWA

Madeline Schultz

Paper 24

PREPARING GRADUATE STUDENTS FOR FUTURE WORKFORCE IN AGRICULTURE THROUGH INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCES

Dr Shida Henneberry

1115 – 1130

Paper 62

FARMER MANAGERIAL SOVEREIGNTY: AN INTERNATIONAL ISSUE GLIMPSED IN KENYA & THE UK

John Wibberley

Paper 94

INNOVATION IN EAGLE: FARM BUSINESS MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE

Terry Betker

Presentation PDF

Paper 57

AGRICULTURAL POLICIES IN NIGERIA AND IMPLEMENTATION CHALLENGES

Jane Munonye

Presentation PDF

Paper 102

HOW CAN THE SOUTH AFRICAN BEEF CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM BE ADAPTED TO MEET MODERN CONSUMERS’ DEMANDS

Mario Jakobus

Paper 86

CHOOSING BETWEEN AGRICULTURAL INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN THE FREE STATE PROVINCE OF SOUTH AFRICA: A MULTIPLE CRITERIA ANALYSIS

Dr Johnny van der Merwe

Paper 117

SQUARE PEGS AND ROUND HOLES:  CAN BUSINESS SCHOOLS DO AGRIBUSINESS AND FARM MANAGEMENT?

John Noonan

1130 – 1145

Paper 68

GRAIN GROWERS’ ATTITUDES TOWARDS, AND USE OF DIGITAL AGRICULTURE TECHNOLOGIES: A SURVEY OF AUSTRALIAN FARMERS

Cameron Taylor

Paper 61

ENTERPRISE RISK ANALYSIS

John Hewlett

Presentation PDF

DISCUSSION

Paper 105

A PRODUCE PRICE ANALYSIS OF REGIONAL OHIO VALLEY PRODUCE AUCTIONS

Brad Bergefurd

Presentation PDF

Poster Presentations (3 minutes)

Paper 11

FACTORS INFLUENCING THE DEVELOPMENT OF FARMERS’ ABILITIES DURING AND AFTER UNDERTAKING RECURRENT TRAINING PROGRAMMES IN JAPAN

Associate Professor Yukio Kinoshita


Paper 13

ROLES OF GOVERNMENT: EDUCATING GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS ABOUT AGRICULTURAL ISSUES

Dr Chris Bruynis


Paper 14

PEOPLE OF FUTURE AGRICULTURE: EDUCATING YOUTH WITH AGRICULTURE REALITY

Kathy Bruynis


Paper 18

EDUCATING FARMERS TO USE BIOSECURITY IS AN IMPORTANT RISK MANAGEMENT TOOL

Dr Jonathan Moyle


Paper 19

FOOD AND FIBRE EDUCATION-SECURING THE FUTURE

Ms Lynn Mason

1145 – 1200 DISCUSSION DISCUSSION DISCUSSION DISCUSSION
1200 – 1300  Lunch & Exhibition | Conference Centre Foyer     
Plenary Session – New Technologies for production | Chancellor 2
Session Chair Robert Patterson
1300 – 1330

TICKETS PLEASE! TRAIN LEAVES IN 30MIN …

Jesse Reader, Bosch AgTech

1330 – 1400

HARDWARE – ROBOTICS, PRECISION FARMING, AUTOMATION

Professor Salah Sukkarieh, Director of Research & Innovation at the Australian Centre for Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Sydney University

1400 – 1430

GENOMICS IN OUR AGRICULTURE FUTURE

Professor Kevin Smith, Melbourne University

1430 – 1500 Afternoon tea & Exhibition | Conference Centre Foyer
Plenary Session | Chancellor 2
Session Chair Robert Patterson
1500 – 1530

EXTERNAL INFLUENCES AFFECTING FARMING AND FARMERS

Mirjana Prica, MD Food Innovation Australia  

1530 – 1600

PEOPLE IN AGRICULTURE, ATTRACTING & TRAINING THE NEXT GENERATION

Andrew Harris Hagley Farm School & Stephen Ives, University of Tasmania

Presentation PDF

1600 – 1630

INNOVATION IN FARM BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

Presentation PDF

Derek Baker, UNE Prof Agribusiness 

1630 – 1700

BRANDING AND MARKETING OF REGIONAL PRODUCE

Jane Bennett, Managing Director / CEO, TasFOODS

1700 – 1730 NEXT GENS CASE STUDY PRESENTATION
1900 – 2230 “Growing Agriculture” Dinner
MC – Andrew Brown
Serving on the Home Front
Robyn Van-Dyk, Australian War MemorialChancellor 1 & 2, Hotel Grand Chancellor

Thursday 7 March 2019

0730 – 0830 Registration | Hotel Grand Chancellor, Conference Centre Foyer
0800 –  1700 Field Tours

  • Field Tour 1 – North East – diversification & tourism – Departing at 0800
  • Field Tour 2 – Cressy – mixed grazing and cropping – Departing at 0830
  • Field Tour 3 – Northern Midlands – wool, cherries and conservation – Departing at 0800
  • Field Tour 4 – Deloraine – three ways to increase dairying profitability – Departing at 0800
  • Field Tour 5 – North West – diversification and intensive cropping – Departing at 0800
  • Field Tour 6 – Cancelled
  • Field Tour 7 – North West – technology and research – Departing at 0800
  • Field Tour 8 – Cressy – farm transition – Departing at 0830

Please meet in the hotel lobby at least 15 minutes before your coach departure time, we encourage all participants to wear closed toe shoes, bring a hat, and a jacket.

1900 – 2300

IFMA Congress Dinner

Albert Hall
47 Tamar St & Cimitiere St, Launceston

Please meet in the Hotel Grand Chancellor Lobby at 1845 and we walk to the Albert Hall as a group.  If you are arriving to the Albert Hall directly please use the Cimitiere Street Entrance.

The evening will feature performances from the Launceston City Band and an Organ performance from Geoff Anderson.

Friday 8 March 2019

0745 – 1400 Registration | Hotel Grand Chancellor
Room Chancellor 1 Chancellor 3, 4 & 5
Concurrent Session 25 Concurrent Session 26
Session Chair Laurie Bonney  Brian Field
0815 – 0935

HORTICULTURE:

1. Kate Sutherland, Burlington Berries, berry fruits
2. Andrew Hall, Reid Fruits, cherries
3. Brian Hartnett, poppies
4. Matthew Greenhill, Botanical Resources Australia, pyrethrum

BROADACRE: 

1. Stephen Creese, grazing and cropping farms, lambs, wool
2. Frances Bender, Huon Aquaculture Exec Director
3. Greg Bott, Organic Dairy Farmers
4. Andrew Thompson, Tasmania Feedlot

0935 – 1005 Morning Tea & Exhibition | Conference Centre Foyer
Plenary Session | Chancellor 2
Session Chair Donna Lucas & Peter Ball
1005 – 1045

PRODUCING A STRATEGY THAT ACHIEVES RESULTS

Terry Betker, Backswath Management Inc, Manitova Canada

Presentation PDF

1045 – 1245 ROUND-TABLE WORKSHOPS – DISCUSSING STRATEGIES TO GROW AGRICULTURE
1245 – 1300

 CONGRESS CLOSING CEREMONY

Trevor Atkinson

1300 – 1400  Farewell Lunch | Conference Centre Foyer 
1300 – 1530 IFMA Council Post-congress Meeting | Chancellor 6, Hotel Grand Chancellor
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IFMA

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Congress Managers

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Photography Credits

Tourism Tasmania, Barnbougle Dunes, Ray Joyce, Health Holden, Graham Freeman, Joe Shemesh, Glenn Gibson, Hobart City Council, Nick Osborne, National Trust Tasmania, Dale Baldwin, Brian Dullaghan, Rob Burnett, Alistair Bett, Alice Bennett, Wai Nang Poon, Chris Crerar, Kathy Leahy, Flow Mountain Bike, Tasmanian Parks & Wildlife Service, James Bowden, Masaaki Aihara, Sean Feennessy, Bruce Irwin, Liz Knox