Your Invitation to Attend

We are pleased to invite you to join us again at the 20th Edition of the Australian Agronomy Conference in Toowoomba the week of the 17th of October 2021 the Empire Theatre.

The overall theme of the conference will be “System solutions for complex problems”.  The main motivation behind the theme is that after the Green Revolution gains in productivity have been driven by improvements from breeding, agronomic managements, the cropping / farming system and their interactions, and that we do not have reasons to think that this will not be the case over the next 50 years.

As you know Toowoomba is part of the Northern Grains Region, where you will be exposed to summer and winter cropping, rainfed and irrigated systems, mixed grain and grazing systems. We also have the challenge of redesigning the extensive livestock production systems of Northern Australia. Where we are integrating dryland and irrigated broadacre cropping, to diversify farmers’ sources of livelihoods, strengthen their enduring profitability, while enhancing their resilience to climate and market shocks, and promoting economic growth in the North.

Given the complexities and challenges our agronomists face now and in the near future, it will be fundamental to break disciplinary silos and build multidisciplinary teams that deliver across the multiple functions of agriculture e.g. production, economic, environmental, social and human, while having a strong focus on innovation, and achieving impact that creates positive change in our society.  This is why the organising committee for the 20th Australian Agronomy Conference brings together representatives from multiple disciplines and agencies across the Northern Grains Region, including the New South Wales DPI, Queensland DAF, Queensland University of Technology, Central Queensland University, University of Southern Queensland, CSIRO and UQ.

We look forward to seeing you all in two years time at the 20th Australian Agronomy Conference in Toowoomba.

2021 Organising Committee

17 - 21 October 2021

Agronomy Conference

Destination

Toowoomba is a city in the Darling Downs region of southern Queensland, Australia. It’s known for Cobb & Co Museum, with its horse-drawn carriages. The Royal Bull’s Head Inn is an 1800s homestead with colonial-era displays. To the northeast, Ravensbourne National Park is home to towering red cedars and rainforest. Nearby Crows Nest National Park features a eucalypt forest, granite boulders and Crows Nest Falls.

Host

The Australian Society of Agronomy is the professional body for agronomists in Australia. It has approximately 500 active members drawn from government, universities, research organisations and the private sector.

Photo Credits

David Marland Photography david_marland@hotmail.com Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation, Charles Sturt University

Conference Managers

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