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AgriWebb and NFF to discuss the Future of Farming

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AgriWebb, alongside the NFF and other industry bodies, will be hosting a panel to explore what regenerative agriculture means and what farming practices are involved. 

Discussed, will be the benefits for the ecosystem, agricultural industry and profitability, any negative implications, and how it can be adopted by producers both large and small.

On the panel:

  • Fiona Simson from the National Farmers' Federation  
  • Lorraine Gordon of the Regenerative Agriculture Alliance
  • Sam Trethewey from Tasmanian Agricultural Company
  • Charlie Arnott, Biodynamic farmer, host of ‘The Regenerative Journey’ podcast, and Landcare Australia Ambassador

Moderating:

AgriWebb Co-Founder and fourth-generation farmer John Fargher 

 

The Future of Farming: Regenerative Agriculture Panel will take place virtually on 9 July 2020, 12pm - 1:30pm

Attendees can join to find out what the future of farming looks like for primary producers and the potential outcomes of regenerative agriculture on profitability and sustainability.

You can register to attend for free here.

 

About the speakers:

John Fargher, Co-Founder of AgriWebb

John is Co-founder of AgriWebb and passionate about all things agtech. John was raised on his family's 400,000-acre sheep and cattle station in the Flinders Ranges, South Australia, where his love for agriculture, innovation and entrepreneurship began. He has a passion for bringing technology to the livestock industry and wants to drive increased farm efficiency and productivity through the use of on-farm data and information.

Lorraine Gordon, Director of Strategic Projects, Farming Together & the Regenerative Agriculture Alliance

Lorraine is the Director of Strategic Projects at Southern Cross University (SCU), Associate Director of the University’s Centre for Organic Research, and founder of the Regenerative Agriculture Alliance at SCU. She is also a beef cattle trader based in Ebor, NSW, and Director of Moffat Falls and Yaraandoo, which operate several successful tourism, agricultural, and health businesses in the New England and North Coast regions of NSW.

Fiona Simson, President of the National Farmers' Federation

Fiona is President of the NFF, lobbying for policy reform at all levels of government to provide certainty and sustainability for rural and regional Australia and the farming industry. Fiona and her family also run a mixed-farming enterprise in the Liverpool Plains in NSW, with broadacre cropping and a commercial poll Hereford breeding operation. 

Sam Trethewey, Founder and Managing Director at Tasmanian Agricultural Company 

Sam has returned to farming production to build data around innovative, futuristic and truly regenerative farm management systems. He spent a decade working on properties around Australia and the UK, then several years working in corporate agribusiness, which included setting up SproutX, the first Agtech Accelerator program in Australia. He was left alarmed and unconvinced of current food production methods, including their ability to meet future demand and reduce or reverse their environmental impact. Sam founded the Tas Ag Co. with his wife Steph - an innovative beef business that produces grass-fed, regeneratively farmed Wagyu.

Charlie Arnott, Biodynamic farmer, host of ‘The Regenerative Journey’ podcast, and Landcare Australia Ambassador

Charlie is a leader in regenerative agricultural practises as a biodynamic beef farmer, located in Boorowa, NSW. Charlie is one of a growing number of farmers passionately committed to the regeneration of the Australian landscape and ecosystems; rebuilding soils, pastures and biodiversity. He utilised organic and Biodynamic principles and practices Holistic Management, which recently earned him the ‘Bob Hawke Landcare Award’ in 2018. Charlie also hosts the ‘The Regenerative Journey’ podcast, educating Australian farmers on topics including the regenerative agriculture definition, natural capital, the psychology of transitioning to regenerative farming practices and principles.

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