Communication is the key for private and farm foresters
THE AUSTRALIAN Forest Growers Biennial National Conference in Launceston (2326 October) will challenge speakers and delegates from all parts of the private forest grower enterprise to show how and why private and farm forests provide a diverse range of social, economic and environmental values to be shared, managed and enjoyed by local and regional communities in Australia and elsewhere.
The conference theme is ‘Make the Right Choice’. Communication is the principal objective of the three-day conference program consisting of up to 40 ‘face-toface’ speakers and presenters. Comprehensive field tours and social functions will provide members and delegates with an unrivalled opportunity to meet one another, the speakers, industry representatives, researchers and trade exhibitors to share their ‘tree growing’ knowledge and experience and to learn about latest practical and technical developments in silviculture, processing and marketing.
The following four conference streams have been identified to showcase up-to-date knowledge, industry, research and innovation in Australia:
A. Investment Rationale (Why invest in forestry?)
B. Sustainability and Environment
C. Forest Growth and Productivity
D. Research, Innovation and Commercialisation
The Conference Organising Committee (COC) invites papers and poster presentations from a broad range of interest, background and expertise. The program is designed to include personal grower experiences and case studies of an anecdotal and practical nature; the presentation and discussion of industrial, social, silvicultural and environmental issues relating to the science and sustainability of private and farm forestry; through to scholarly and philosophical arguments about policy, planning and marketing in a rapidly evolving economic and social environment.
AFG Conference organisers invite you to deliver a paper and/or poster presentation at the conference, via the first step of submitting a Draft Abstract to be received electronically by 31 March 2016.