2018 Innovation Day

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Deakin University, Warrnambool Campus

Princes Highway

Warrnambool, VIC 3280

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The 2018 Innovation Day is a collaboration between WestVic Dairy and the Food and Fibre Action Plan. The one day event designed to equip farmers and service providers across all commodities with
information, contacts and skills to advance their business.

There will be ten workshops held throughout the day in five streams, followed by an industry dinner with a special
guest speaker and entertainment. The main focus on the day will be on innovations that help advance the farming
industry.


The event aims to provide opportunities for skill development and networking through:
• Delivering key messages that showcases the latest innovations and new technologies
• Demonstrating different farming processes and potential development options for the future
• Promoting farming opportunities and success stories
• Understanding industry investment in research and development.

Full Program

9.00am Registration, trade stalls and morning tea - Deakin Brother Fox Café

9.55am WELCOME - Deakin auditorium (MC Hugh Crockford)

10.00am Where is innovation taking us all. Mark Trigg "Turning poo to Power"

10.45am Dr Ann Astin, “Smart Food: From Dinosaur to Digital Disruption”

11.30am Dr David Nation, Innovation at scale: a focus on improving the feedbase

12.15pm Questions for the first 3 speaker

12.30pm LUNCH


Afternoon concurrent sessions, 14 workshops of which can attend 4.

1.30pm – 2.10pm Workshop 1 – 5

Workshop 1 Think Digital and Elders – Animal auctions on line

Workshop 2 Andrew Whitlock, ‘Precision Agriculture – Optimising soil performance and smart fertiliser applications’

Workshop 3 Richard Rawnsley - Precision feeding and grazing management for temperate pasture-based dairy systems

Workshop 4 Raj Subramanian and Rhys Taylor - Farm Solar powered - Running a dairy and irrigation off the grid.

Workshop 5 Phil Tickle - A New Approach to Estimating Pasture Biomass from the Paddock to the Nation

2.15pm – 2.55pm Workshop 6 – 9 with workshop 3 repeated

Workshop 6 Mark Trigg "Turning poo to Power" What’s the future look like?

Workshop 7 Wayne Lording – Drones and sustainable farming, How they fit for a profitable future.

Workshop 8 Owen Keates - Control Centre – Dashboard approach

Workshop 3 (Repeated) Richard Rawnsely - Precision feeding and grazing management for temperate pasture-based dairy systems

Workshop 9 Jack England - Herd Collars and the benefits

3.00pm – 3.40pm Workshop 10 – 13 with workshop 2 repeated

Workshop 10 Matt and Rach Hinkley's Australian Farmers of the year career story

Workshop 2 (Repeated) Andrew Whitlock, ‘Precision Agriculture – Optimising soil performance and smart fertiliser applications’

Workshop 11 Andrew Skinner - “What's happening across RDI and the Digital Technology in red meat industry"

Workshop 12 Dr Jennie Pryce - Getting more data out of milk

Workshop 13 Prof Rosanne Guijt (Deakin) Robotics for the Farm

3.45pm – 4.10pm Workshop 14 with workshops 9, 8, 7, and 5 repeated

Workshop 7 (Repeated) Wayne Lording – Drones and sustainable farming, How they fit for a profitable future.

Workshop 9 (Repeated) Jack England, Herd Collars and the benefits

Workshop 8 (Repeated) Owen Keates, Control Centre – Dashboard approach

Workshop 14 Jayde Lee - Cow ID and what data is possible and how does it help with profitability

Workshop 5 (Repeated) Phil Tickle - A New Approach to Estimating Pasture Biomass from the Paddock to the Nation

4.15pm Panel Session - Conclusion of the day with all guest speakers.

4.30pm Afternoon Tea and networking

6.30pm Pre dinner drinks - City Memorial Bowls Club, Warrnabool

7.30pm DINNER (MC Alistair McCosh)

8.00pm Panel discussion with key speakers from the day, debating "What innovation is best for the future of farming?"

8.30pm Dessert

8.45pm 2017 Telstra Victorian Business Woman of the Year - Michelle Gallaher

9.30pm Thank you and Close


If you require more information contact Liza Fahey 5557 1000

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Deakin University, Warrnambool Campus

Princes Highway

Warrnambool, VIC 3280

Australia

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Refunds up to 1 day before event

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