THE NEXT FRONTIER FOR RIVERINA AGRICULTURE!
AIS Greenworks and Irribiz are excited to be hosting the first Protected Cropping seminar and trade expo at the Griffith Ex-Services Club on Tuesday March 27th from 9am to 4.30pm.
Come along and learn about this rapidly growing industry and how it has a definite future right here in the Riverina.
All the conditions align beautifully for cropping here in southern NSW – we have sunlight, ample land, secure irrigation entitlements, passionate and knowledgeable farmers and we are central to Australia’s biggest population centres. BUT… we have high risk weather patterns – frost, extreme temperatures, wind, hail, storm events and prolonged dry spells. All of these impact the yield, quality and supply of our fresh food production, whilst we are seeing unprecedented demand from consumers.
Protected Cropping begins to overcome some of these challenges.
We’ll be exploring market opportunities, existing and emerging technology, water and land issues, education and support, finance and freight and logistics. There will be current farmers and advisors on hand, and our keynote speaker Paul Higgins will look at the broader picture of Agriculture in a regional, national and global context. There’s also a mini trade show planned with a number of exhibitors available to talk about their products and services.
Don’t just think Protected Cropping means expensive high-end technology glass houses – you can start with a bit of hail netting, or some shade cloth. Its all part of the journey towards securing a more risk-free cropping environment. And there’s got to be a lot to like about that!
Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea is all included in the $25 entry fee, and we’ll be really encouraging a fair dinkum discussion between growers and information providers, not just a series of lectures. You’re more than welcome to come along armed with your questions for the people already engaged in this exciting industry, all designed to help you decide whether any part of it is for you.
RSVP by 20th March. Further information is available from Jon Cobden 02 7903 7120 or Greenworks at Irribiz Griffith, 02 6964 7299.