Vegetable growers looking to expand their industry knowledge have the opportunity to learn more about some of the biggest trends shaping the Australian sector, with two perennially popular levy-funded seminars once again being delivered parallel to Hort Connections 2018.

Funding is available for levy-paying growers looking to attend these seminars, including flights and accommodation, making them a great and convenient way to gain fresh perspectives on our industry.

Global Innovations in Horticulture Seminar
8.00am-12.30pm, Wednesday 20 June 2018
Meeting Room M3, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

The Global Innovations in Horticulture Seminar will showcase a variety of ideas that are at the leading edge of agricultural innovation, with attendees gaining insights into the technologies that will allow them to become more efficient, more productive and more profitable.

Speakers at the seminar will come from around the world to discuss the developments that are transforming our sector internationally, including ag-robotics and automation in vegetable production, improvements in traceability for fresh produce and indoor vertical farming.

Australian Vegetables Export Seminar
12.00pm-4.00pm, Monday 18 June 2018
Meeting Room M2, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

As the vegetable industry ramps up its focus on exporting as part of the Vegetable Industry Export 2020 and takes advantage of the Taste Australia initiative, the Australian Vegetables Export Seminar is a great opportunity to learn how you can get involved in the biggest trade push in Australian horticulture industry.

This event aims to provide an Export 101 session on the basics of the export process for growers who are looking to commence their export journey. It will also provide a session on export opportunities, offering exporting growers insights from other horticulture sectors that have been successful in developing their own export capabilities and in making an impact on overseas markets.

Funding and flights

Vegetable levy payers attending either seminar can access funding to cover return flights to and from the event, as well as two nights’ accommodation. These fully-funded positions are limited, so growers are encouraged to get in as quickly as possible.

For more information, see our flyer.

If you’re interested in taking advantage of this great learning opportunity by being involved in these seminars, get in contact with AUSVEG or email to express your interest!

This post appeared in the AUSVEG Weekly Update published 17 April 2018. Subscribe to the Update using our online form to receive the latest industry news in your inbox every week!