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.