Feeding the future at Rosehill Gardens

Feeding the future at Rosehill Gardens

The 2023 NSW Farmers Annual Conference jumped the starting gate with a special Feeding the Future forum to inspire three days of engaging debate on advancing agriculture and regional communities in NSW.

NSW Farmers advocacy led to some key state government funding announcements during the Annual Conference, including $13 million to boost feral pig control programs.

NSW Minister for Agriculture Tara Moriarty also announced $38 million in joint State-Federal funding to support the sheep and farmed goat industry in the implementation of mandatory individual electronic identification (eID) across NSW. Red fire ants and the varroa mite were also in the firing line, with more support provided for control and eradication programs.

There were some serious and important Feeding the Future debates, but like a day at the races, there were also plenty of good times to be had.

NSW Farmers President and Mullaley farmer Xavier Martin
The team from WFI hosted the conference’s networking event on Wednesday night
NSW Farmers Tamworth branch member Karen Weller and Glen Innes branch chair Kylie Falconer
NSW Farmers Vice President and Moree farmer Rebecca Reardon with Sharon and Oliver Groves from the NSW Farmers Cowra branch
NSW Farmers Environment Policy Advisor Rhiannon Heath with Dianne Hockey and Rosemary Nankivell from the NSW Farmers Caroona/Spring Ridge branch
NSW Farmers executive councillor Richard Bootle, newly elected NSW Farmers Board member and Moree farmer Oscar Pearse, and WoolProducers Australia CEO Jo Hall
WFI hosted a busy exhibition site with plenty of sound advice on farm insurance
The NSW Young Farmer Committee caught up with NSW Minister for Agriculture Tara Moriarty
NSW Farmers member Rob Mackenzie from Macka’s Australian Black Angus joined an interactive live panel discussion on Agricultural Risk Management on the final day of the Annual Conference
NSW Farmers members James Jackson (Guyra branch) and David Duff (Macleay Valley branch)
Opposition Leader Mark Speakman joined delegates on the first day of the conference
Three of the NSW Farmers Tertiary Scholarship winners with NSW Minister for Agriculture Tara Moriarty, NSW Farmers Vice President Rebecca Reardon and NSW Farmers Executive Councillor Deb Charlton
NSW Farmers President Xavier Martin doing an interview with ABC Rural
Policy debate on feeding the future in action at Rosehill Racecourse
The NSW Department of Primary Industries and the NSW Rural Assistance authority hosted an exhibition site at the Annual Conference
NSW Premier Chris Minns checking out the latest in communications technology at the Telstra Tech Zone

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