DAFFnews - Issue 187
29 June 2012
- The Australian Government announces a major new primary industry accolade – the Bob Hawke Landcare Award
- Next week - ABARES Margaret River Regional Outlook conference
- Horsham to host the fourth ABARES Regional Outlook conference of 2012 on 25 July
The Bob Hawke Landcare Award celebrates an individual who has been involved in championing the Landcare ethic and inspiring others to take action. The award recognises the role Bob Hawke played, as former Prime Minister, in driving national support for Landcare by calling on all Australians to unite with government to conserve our natural resources.
The winner will receive a prize of up to $50,000 to develop their knowledge and skills in sustainable land management and will be offered an honorary position on the Australian Landcare Council for a period of two years.
To nominate yourself or others for this prestigious award, please visit the website.
The award is funded by the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry as part of the Australian Government’s Caring for our Country initiative.
Presented by ABARES and in partnership with the Department of Agriculture and Food WA, this one-day conference will showcase a mix of local and ABARES speakers with a focus on the future of food. There are sessions on the future economies – current perspectives, future scenarios for Agrifood 2025+, future environments and operating contexts and a closing panel discussion on future rural societies and regional development opportunities.
Register now for this one-day conference to hear commodity forecasts, discuss industry trends, access information, make new contacts in the community and discover new approaches to traditional issues while gaining an understanding of global issues that affect the region.
What is the economic outlook for the Horsham region? Are you interested in creating the future through regional development? These issues and more will be explored at the Horsham Regional Outlook conference on Wednesday 25 July 2012.
This one-day conference will showcase a mix of local and ABARES speakers with four sessions on the Global economy – local impacts,Toward a more productive agriculture, Operating in a changing environment and a closing panel discussion on Creating the future – regional development.
Delegates will hear commodity forecasts, discuss industry trends, access information, make new contacts in their community and discover new approaches to traditional issues while gaining an understanding of global issues that affect the region.
02 Jul 2012