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Water, agricultural investments highlighted at AgForum

AgForum 2022
The upcoming AgForum 2022 will celebrate its tenth year when it is held at the Bundaberg Recreational Precinct next week, focusing on themes including water use efficiency and agricultural investments.

The Bundaberg Region's 10th AgForum will be held next month, showcasing the latest news and information direct from the agricultural sector.

The AgForum is an opportunity to meet other agribusiness stakeholders working in the region and to interact with a lineup of speakers in a facilitated Q&A session.

The two key themes at this years forum is Water – Technology, efficiency and managing your resources and Agricultural Investments – trends and opportunities.

The themes are areas that have been highlighted by the AgForum organising committee, made up of a group of stakeholders in the agribusiness sector.

They include Bundaberg Fruit and Vegetable Growers, growcom, Bundaberg Regional Council, AusIndustry, Regional Development Australia – Wide Bay Burnett, Regional Business HQ, CQUniversity, Trade and Investment Queensland, Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning and NBN Co.

Bundaberg Fruit and Vegetable Growers CEO Bree Grima said the AgForum was a key event in the agribusiness calendar, providing attendees the latest information on key issues in the region, while also offering a great opportunity to network with their contemporaries.

“Understanding the regional capabilities and the priorities for our region is important for our industry,” she said.

“It is events like the AgForum that give our growers and agribusinesses the opportunities to learn about what is planned for our region , if you haven’t already I urge you to register for the forum as a way of learning and engaging on the current issues facing our region.”

At this year's event, attendees will hear from industry specialists in the panel sessions which will be led by Master of Ceremonies Brad Cooper.

Brad is a former group managing editor of Australian Community Media's agricultural publishing group, comprising such titles as The Land in NSW and Queensland Country Life.

“We are excited to have Brad facilitating our specialist panel sessions at this years event, with his experience in the media and agricultural sectors he will elevate the discussion and questions posed during these session,” Bree said.

During the forum, Bree said the audience would also have opportunities to ask questions of the industry specialists surrounding the topics of Water – Technology, and Agricultural Investments and more.

“Water is a valuable resource for all primary producers and this panel will identify current tools or practices farmers can implement today to assist in increasing their water use efficiency,” she said.

“The panellists have been selected to give attendees a good cross section on the types of things that are available.”

AgForum 2022 will be held as part of the AgroTrend program on Friday, 8 April at the Main Pavilion of the Bundaberg Recreational Precinct.

The forum is a green tick event as per Queensland Health directions and venue requirements.

Register your attendance here.

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