THE Inaugural Merino 2020 Conference is shaping up, according to event organisers, to be the biggest whole-of-industry event of the year.
Registrations for MERINO 2020 opened today and the official Conference website is now ‘live’, showcasing an impressive line-up of speakers from around Australia and overseas.
Headlining the event are Todd Copeland from California-based outdoor apparel brand Patagonia and Pam & Martin Brook, cofounders of Brookfarm, the 2010 Australian Rural Enterprise of the Year, who will be delivering the Key Note Address.
Other speakers include highly regarded analyst on trends in world agriculture Professor Emeritus John Chudleigh, CEO of Australian Wool Exchange Mark Grave, who will be speaking on the increasing importance of traceability across the supply chain, and Dr Richard Apps, who will outline the advances being made in the use of Genomics in Merino production.
MERINO 2020 will also feature wool producers from across Australia including one of the country’s largest organic producers, Stuart McKenzie of Plevna Downs and recent recipient of an Order of Australia for services to the Merino industry, Errol Brumpton.
The inaugural MERINO 2020 Conference will be held in Wagga Wagga on 19 & 20 August 2011. Sheep producers from across Australia are invited to be part of this new Vision for a Profitable and Sustainable Future . Delegates will be advised on improving productivity, sustainability and marketing outcomes with the goal of increasing profitability on-farm from local, national and international speakers.
Registrations are now open and can be downloaded from the website at merino2020.com.au or by calling TAFE NSW Riverina Institute’s Primary Industries Centre on 02 6939 5000.