Innovation Expo set for February

RIVERINE Plains Inc will be hosting the inaugural Riverine Plains Innovation Expo in Yarrawonga/Mulwala on the Victorian/New South Wales border next month.
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Drones will be among topics discussed at the Riverine Plains Expo to be held next month. Image courtesy Riverine Plains.

Staff writer

The Expo will be held from 9-11 February and is designed for farmers and industry with a focus on innovation, connection and knowledge sharing, under the theme "Farming Ahead of the Curve".

Riverine Plains chief executive officer, Catherine Marriott, explained that the Expo will be all about challenging the status quo and exploring how farming businesses could grow and adapt through innovative ideas and by connecting with experts across the industry.

"Riverine Plains has a tradition of bringing new research and ideas to farmers in the region and we are thrilled that the Expo will take this to the next level by presenting forward-thinking, practical speakers and by introducing farmers to businesses which can help address some of their most pressing production and profitability issues," Marriott said.

Day one of the Riverine Plains Innovation Expo program begins with a welcome event on the evening of Wednesday 9 February. Day two of the program features the Innovation Field Day and provides farmers and industry with opportunities to interact with dozens of businesses and organisations delivering innovative on-farm technologies and services.

Day three includes the Riverine Plains - Seed Force Innovation Conference, which features a line-up of industry leaders including Mary O'Brien (Are you bogged Mate?), who will speak on men's health, Hannah Janson (Rural Bank) who will provide a different perspective on farm assets, and Richard Heath (Australian Farm Institute) who will address sustainability markets.

There will also be a strong focus on technology, with Phil Tickle (Cibo Labs) presenting on agtech in supply chains, Fiona Lake (Rural Drone Academy) addressing drone myths, and Jon Medway (Charles Sturt University) speaking on making agtech pay.

Cam Nicholson (Nicon Rural Services) will also address decision making on farm, before a panel session featuring John Wood (GRDC), Jason Strong (MLA), Tony Mahar (NFF), and Tim Reeves (UoM) will focus on how innovation, research and agtech can help individuals and the industry capitalise on opportunities.

All-inclusive or individual event tickets can be purchased at https://riverineplains.org.au/rpexpo21/

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