Annual conference at Gum San
Perennial Pasture Systems, PPS, independent farmer group will present its 11th Annual PPS Conference at Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre in Ararat on September 11.
The Wednesday conference will start at 8.45am.
The PPS group provides productive and sustainable pasture research and
extension to the region and the annual conference forms a vital part of the group’s calendar.
The theme of this year’s conference is based on risks to farm profitability and called ‘Risk strategies to reap the rewards – Adaptive management to reduce risk’.
Group president Tony Roberts said PPS had lined up a range of quality speakers for the day as well as a visit to a highly productive PPS member farm.
This year’s seminar speakers include leading consultant Cam Nicholson, looking at the question of adopting change to deal with risk.
Dr Kevin Foster from the University of Western Australia will speak on dealing with risks and opportunities in clover based pastures.
Andrew Whitelaw will look at feed-supply cost management and Mick Taylor from Meat and Livestock Australia will be presenting on risks to the future of the sheep meat industry.
“Farmers Tom Mcguiness from Bigga, NSW and Jason Pymer, Wonwondah, will also put in plain words how they manage risk in their enterprises,” Mr Roberts said.
A farm tour to a PPS member farm at Great Western will complete the day session.
At the end of the conference there will be a dinner at Chalambar Golf Club in Ararat with Les Gason from farm-machinery company A. F. Gason as guest speaker.
People can book tickets online at www.trybooking.com/befid or by contacting project manager Rob Shea on 0438 521 357.