September 25, 2014
Chairman: Cameron Prien – Charles Sturt University
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: Andrew Watt, TECSight Integrated Solutions manager, Hutcheon & Pearce – The changing face of agricultural data capture using wireless data transfer and cloud information sharing.
11.30am: Dr Christine Jones – “Amazing carbon – managing nitrogen for increased profit”.
12.30pm: Tom Rooney, CEO, Waterfind – Forward water market, the next evolution in Australian water markets.
1pm: Tim Glass, Lachstock Consulting – Grain and oilseed market outlook – the impact on prices.
1.30pm: Dr Andrew Lucas, Australian Association of Unmanned Systems – the vision for agricultural robotics and teamed robots.
2pm: Dr Chris McCool, Queensland University of Technology chair of agricultural robotics – Robots for weed and crop management in broadacre agriculture plus robotics demonstration.
2.30pm: Dr Robert Fitch, Australian Centre for Field Robotics, University of Sydney – robotics and intelligent systems, and the implications for farmers.
3pm: Simon Denby, Civil Aviation Safety Authority – standards development and regulatory trends for remotely piloted aircraft.
3.30pm: sessions close