This month’s Cultivate Conversation: Know your produce, know your market, was postponed. However, given the both the topic and speakers attracted interest among regional Ag professionals, we will reschedule the Conversation in the New Year.
Face to Face and digital conversations
We’re close to releasing our calendar of events for 2016. Included in this will be our series of face to face Conversations on issues and topics that are critical to growing regional agribusiness.
We recognise that many ag professionals across our region are located in remote area so to ensure that people living and working outside major areas can easily access information and knowledge that will help them grow their business, Cultivate Agribusiness will also be delivering a series of digital conferences. .
Cultivate's Events Calendar 2016
Keep your eyes out on this eNews for planned topics and key dates. Our face to face and digital events will cover a range of topics that have been identified as of interest to ag professionals in this region.
Topics earmarked for discussion in 2016 include Marketing options - Know your produce, know your market, Blue sky farming - drone technology, Farm Security - Rural Police updates and Overseas investment - issues and opportunities.
If you have a topic you think we should cover, let us know here.
Community Conversation on Climate Change
Sustainability Victoria is inviting participants to a ‘Community Conversation on Climate Change’. This is an opportunity to connect, share lessons and exchange knowledge about leading climate change projects in the region and from across the state, and provide input into Sustainability Victoria’s community engagement program.
Date: Wednesday 28 October 2015 Time: 10.00 am – 1.00 pm (9.45 am registration & morning tea on arrival) Venue: George Hotel (upstairs), 27 Lydiard st North, Ballarat. RSVP: via email here.
North Asia Free Trade Agreements (FTA) Information Seminar 2015, Geelong
Find out about how you can take advantage of Australia's North Asia Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with China (ChAFTA), Japan (JAEPA) and Korea (KAFTA). This interactive session will give you an opportunity to hear directly from officials from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Austrade and other government agencies, on the practical benefits that you may be able to realise from the FTAs.
Venue: Eastern Reserve Community Centre (HUB), Community Bank Room, 70 Hopkins Street, Winchelsea, Australia. Date: 27 Nov 2015, registration commences at 11:30am. Time: 12PM - 3PM Bookings here
Food and Beverage Trade Week
The Victorian Government is hosting Food and Beverage Trade Week, 27-30 October 2015, showcasing the best of Victoria's producers, distributors and chefs to 200 industry professionals from around the world. For more.
New Face Book Page - Vic Gov Ag
Vic Gov Ag represents Agriculture, Biosecurity & Regulation and Compliance within the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport & Resources and they have a great new Face Book page.