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Speakers 2024

21 June

Supermarkets and the cost of living crisis

Our guest speakers on the future of Australia’s food and grocery landscape were Emma Germano, President of the Victorian Farmers' Federation, and Mick Keogh,  Deputy Chair of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

31 May

Defending Australian farmers on the global stage

Guest speaker Su McCluskey is the first Special Representative for Australian Agriculture, appointed by government but with a farmer’s voice. She shared her observations on international expectations and perceptions around brand Australia.

19 April

Protecting NSW from exotic animal diseases

NSW Chief Veterinary Officer, Jo Coombe, spoke to Farm Writers about how her team is protecting NSW against animal diseases and pests, and what may happen if we detected something like the highly contagious H5N1 avian influenza (bird flu).

23 February

Biosecurity's the buzz: how a bee disease threatens Australian agriculture

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

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