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Welcome to Farm Writers

The Farm Writers' Association of NSW holds monthly lunches and regular evening functions to bring people involved in farming, food and fibre together with agribusiness leaders and rural journalists, to discuss issues and developments in the NSW farm sector.

Protecting NSW from exotic animal diseases

19 April 2024

The highly contagious H5N1 avian influenza (bird flu) has been detected in multiple dairy cattle herds in the United States and infected at least one human. Australia's still free of the virus, and many other exotic animal diseases spreading across the world.

Join our guest speaker, NSW Chief Veterinary Officer Jo Coombe, to hear how her team is leading our protection against animal diseases and pests in NSW.

Australian farming's global voice

31 May 2024

Su McCluskey is the first Special Representative for Australian Agriculture, appointed by government but with a farmer’s voice. Her role is to represent Australian agribusiness, to counter prescriptive approaches to agriculture that undermine a country’s sovereignty and right to farm in ways suitable to their own environment, biosecurity and economic considerations.

Su will share her observations on the expectations and perceptions around brand Australia, and the opportunities and headwinds she sees ahead for our agricultural exports.

Biosecurity's the buzz

23 February 2024

James Campbell, CEO of Amaretto Almonds, spoke to members and guests about the impact of the introduced varroa mite on almond production, and on the consequential broader threat looming over all Australian agricultural production.

    A new home for lunches in 2024

    With our regular venue under refurbishment, Farm Writers' monthly lunches are moving to the Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel at Circular Quay, 30 Pitt Street.

    We have a great line up of speakers coming in 2024. Save the dates now and keep an eye out for details as they are released. If you haven't already, sign up to get notified when registration opens for our events.

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