Farmers to converge on Sydney for annual conference

NSW Farmers’ Association President Derek Schoen (pictured) will be a keynote speaker at the annual conference. Photo;: File

NSW Farmers’ Association President Derek Schoen (pictured) will be a keynote speaker at the annual conference. Photo;: File

More than 200 farmers from across New South Wales will be attending this year’s NSW Farmers’ Association Annual Conference at the Marriott Hotel, Circular Quay.

Key note speakers include Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce, NSW Minister for Primary Industries Niall Blair, Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation Matt Kean, National Farmers’ Federation President Fiona Simson and NSW Farmers’ Association President Derek Schoen.

This year three panel sessions will also be held:

Telecommunications panel session- Rural Connectivity out in the Paddock

Chair- Johanna Plante, ACCAN- Tuesday, July 18  at 3:25PM

Speakers:

Dan Lloyd- Vodafone

Tim O’Leary- Telstra

Tony Bundrock- Activ8me

Political panel session- The future of Regional NSW and our Agricultural Industry

Chair- Sean Nicholls, Sydney Morning Herald- Wednesday, July 19 at 1PM.

Speakers:

The Hon. Niall Blair, MLC

Mr Ryan Park, MP

Mr Justin Field, MLC

The Hon. Robert Brown, MLC

The Hon. Paul Green, MLC

Water panel session- What’s next for the Murray Darling Basin Plan

Chair- Scott Hansen, Director General, NSW DPI- Thursday, July 20 at 10:25am.

Speakers:

Gavin Hanlon- NSW DPI

Phillip Glyde- MDBA

Steve Whan- NSW Irrigators’ Council

Perin Davey- PD Strategy

Tony Quigley- Quigley Farms

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