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Ag climate forum in the Burnett


One of our neighbouring natural resource management groups is planning an ag climate forum in May, with QMDC Chief Executive Officer Geoff Penton among the guest speakers.

Join the Burnett Mary Regional Group in the Bunya Mountains from the 10-11 May 2017 for the Ag Climate Forum – a two-day, facilitated event for agricultural extension officers, industry stakeholders and NRM professionals.

The Ag Climate Forum will feature presentations from people working at the coalface of climate science research, practice change and policy in Agriculture.  Keynote and invited speakers include:

  • Robbie Sefton, Sefton & Associates
  • Professor Richard Eckard, University of Melbourne
  • Graeme Anderson, Agriculture Victoria
  • Ben Keogh, Australian Carbon Traders
  • Geoff Penton, Queensland Murray-Darling Committee
  • Cam Nicholson, Nicon Rural Services
  • Terry McCosker, CarbonLink
  • Neil Halpin, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (QLD)
  • Stephen Kimber, Department of Primary Industries (NSW)
  • Justine Cox, Department of Primary Industries (NSW)
  • Bree Grima, Bundaberg Fruit & Vegetable Growers
  • Terry McCosker, CarbonLink
  • Veronica Chapman, Burnett Catchment Care Association.

The Ag Climate Forum will be held at the Poppies on the Hill Cafe Conference Centre in the picturesque Bunya Mountains.  It starts at 10.30am on Wednesday, 10 May, and concludes at midday the following day.  Cost to participate is just $75 per person – includes all meals, twin share accommodation at the Bunya Mountains, and take home resources. Download the flyer  and speakers profile for further information.

RSVP online via  TryBooking by 5 May – or phone BMRG on 4181 2999.  Queries – contact Ag Climate Forum Coordinator and Facilitator Michelle Haase via email.

This event is an initiative of the Burnett Mary Regional Group’s Carbon Farming Project, which is funded by the Australian Government. For more information on the Carbon Farming Project, please contact Cathy Mylrea at Burnett Mary Regional Group for NRM on 07 4181 2999 or email.



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