Dairy farmers and service providers from across South Australia are invited to the 2021 DairySA Central Conference to be held on 18 March at Victor Harbor.

Delegates will hear from a range of speakers across the spectrum of the dairy industry, from an investment banker and technology expert through to milk processors and proponents of re-generative agriculture – with farmer success stories thrown into the mix.

DairySA Extension Officer and Conference Coordinator Beck Burgess said the 2021 DairySA Central Conference program has been adapted to accommodate shorter sessions in a variety of topics in response to farmers’ feedback last year.

“Feedback on our previous Conferences showed that farmers were keen to get across as many different topics as possible within the day, rather than delving deeply into one singular theme,” Beck said.

The Committee has sourced speakers including business management consultant Nigel Pannell, Compass Agribusiness, who will explore alternative financing options for the sustainability of the industry. This is an opportunity for all farmers to gain insights into how to make their business appealing to investors and how to leverage that investment to help their business thrive.

A joint discussion panel with processors, industry and farmers will ask the tough questions around industry confidence and examine the parameters required for a sustainable dairy industry in SA.

A leading proponent of Regenerative Ag in Australia, Lorraine Gordon, Director of Strategic Project and Regenerative Agriculture Alliance from Southern Cross University, Queensland will discuss regenerative ag, current practices and its place within the dairy sector.

The 2021 DairySA Central Conference will be held at McCracken Country Club, Victor Harbor on Thursday 18 March. Tickets are available through Eventbrite: https://2021dsacentral.eventbrite.com.au/

Up to 150 dairy farmers, service providers and other industry members are expected to attend the DairySA conference.