Event Schedule

Healthy Landscape | Healthy Food

The Western Landcare Forum will be held over a 2 day period between August 4-5 2017.  The forum will include talks, workshops and field trips from a wide range of presenters and will provide an opportunity to showcase regional produce through cooking demonstrations and trade stands. Please note: This schedule may be subject to change.


Forum Day 1 | August 4

Free Forum Registration (includes morning & afternoon teas, lunch and all workshops)
Starts 9.00am – Concludes 4.00pm

IntroductionJohn Gavin – Facilitator
Open ForumRob Chambers – Chair of Western Landcare
Welcome to CountryAunty Maureen O’Donnell
Welcome to Broken HillDarriea Turley
Mayor of Broken Hill
Social media for producers – turning followers into your fiercest advocates.Sophie Hansen
2016 Australian Rural Woman of the Year
Using grazing animals to achieve Healthy LandscapesDick Richardson
Grazing Naturally
Morning TeaOpportunity to visit trade stands
Healthy, happy animals grazed in healthy landscapesGreg Curran
Animal & Climate investigations
Sustainable croppingDaniel Linklater
Mallee Sustainable Farming
Landholder panel “What’s so special about the produce from our region and how do we sell it?Chris Ferguson
Katie Davies
Georgina Luckraft
Garry Hannigan
LunchOpportunity to visit trade stands
Field Trips & Workshops
Field Trip 1Plant ID Field Trip – “Clevedale”Lindy Molesworth &
Greg Curran
Field Trip 2“Sunnydale” erosion workshopPaul Theakston
Workshop 1Social Media fundamentals & marketing through visual storytellingSophie Hansen
Workshop 2Spatial NRM HubPhil Tickle
Workshop 3Cooking DemonstrationMatt Golinski
Workshop 4Cooking DemonstrationShane Bailey
Workshop 5Whole Animal ButcheryGrant Hilliard
Workshop 6The livestock opportunity – A bankers viewSteve Radeski – ANZ
Workshop 7DronesJSL Drones
Workshop 8Telling your story through photos and blogsChris Ferguson
Workshop 9Digital Record KeepingJohn Fargher & Tom Legge – AgriWebb
Workshop 10Managing Work Health and Safety Risk for AgribusinessAbigail Hickman – Safe Ag Systems


Social Dinner | August 4

Forum Dinner Registration $55.00
The additional Forum Registration ticket includes a 3 course dinner with delicious ingredients sourced from our local region. Please select a ticket to both the Forum Registration and Forum Dinner when registering if attending the dinner & forum.

The Broken Hill Golf & Country Club will be open from 6.00 pm for pre-dinner drinks and nibbles with entree served at 7.00 pm.

6.00 pmForum Dinner 
Prepared by “The Gourmet Chef” and made with regional produce.


Forum Day 2 | August 5

Free Forum Registration (includes morning & afternoon teas, lunch and all workshops)
Starts 9.00am – Concludes 12.30pm

Welcome/Recap of Day 1John Gavin – Facilitator
Local Landcare Awards
Awards presentation
Ben Barlow – Chair of Local Land Services Western Region
Erlina Compton – General Manager – Local Land Services Western Region
Landscape and healthMajor General the Honourable
Michael Jeffery AC, AO(Mil), CVO, MC (Retd)
Launch of the new Western Division Resilient Landscapes ProjectNatalie Williams
Chief of Staff – Soils for Life
Far West Regional PlanThe Director
Department of Planning & Environment
Morning TeaOpportunity to visit trade stands
Industry panel
How do we tell the story and promote the produce from our region?
Matthew Dwyer – MLA Brand Manager
Denis Cox – CEO of Beef Australia
Elena Kirrilova – Austrade
Mary Lockton – NSW Farmers – Marketing
Synthesise forum ideas
Next steps?
John Gavin – Facilitator
Forum CloseRob Chambers – Chair of Western Landcare
LunchFinal Opportunity to visit trade stands
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