Agri-Centre program – Tuesday, September 23
September 22, 2014
9.30am: Western Australian organic farmer Steve Marsh speaks on his ordeal with GM contamination.
10am: Ashley Fraser, Nuffield Scholar, Baker Seed Co – seed coat technology research.
10.30am: Boyd Holden, WorkCover Authority of NSW/Alive and Well campaign – low-stress livestock handling
11am-12pm: Break for official opening at The Stump.
12 noon: Tim Glass, Lachstock Consulting – Grain and oilseed market outlook – the impact on prices.
12.45pm: Anthony Bent, Water Broker, Waterfind – On-line water trading: 24/7access to transparent water markets.
1.20pm: VIPs assemble for official opening.
1.30pm: Official opening of the Agri-Centre by GrainGrowers Limited director Gerry Lane.
1.45pm: Dr Andrew Lucas, Australian Association of Unmanned Systems – the vision for agricultural robotics and teamed robots.
2.15pm: Dr Chris McCool, Queensland University of Technology chair of agricultural robotics – Robots for weed and crop management in broadacre agriculture plus robotics demonstration.
2.45pm: Dr Robert Fitch, Australian Centre for Field Robotics, University of Sydney – robotics and intelligent systems, and the implications for farmers.
3.15pm: Simon Denby, Civil Aviation Safety Authority – standards development and regulatory trends for remotely piloted aircraft.
3.45pm: Sessions close