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Stimulating private sector extension symposium

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Luna Park Venues

Ted Hopkins Room

1 Olympic Drive

Milsons Point, NSW 2061

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Stimulating private sector extension in Australian agriculture to increase returns from R&D is a three-year project funded by the Australian Government. In partnership with two local governments, six industry R&D Corporations, researchers from the University of Melbourne and private agricultural advisers, the project jointly examines, develops and tests models to support the capacity of the private and commercial sector in delivering R&D extension services to Australian farmers.

Over the past two years, these partners collaboratively designed and trialled engagement processes to address needs and opportunities identified in the following technical contexts:

  • Knowledge management & private sector engagement (the Knowledge Trial)
  • Building pathways and the capacity of the next generation of extension practitioners (the Advisory Pathways Trial)
  • Processor (supply chain) engagement in RD&E (the Processor Trial)
  • Digital agriculture age - extension roles and capacity (the Precision Ag Trial)

As a trial participant, investor, private sector partner or having been engaged with the project activities, you are invited to join us at a Trial Symposium, a participatory forum discussion focusing on the findings and future opportunities arising from these four action research trials. The Trial Symposium provides the opportunity to share experiences and lessons learned from the trials; to identify key achievements and opportunities that have arisen; for trial participants and investors to reflect on the benefits of the collaborative approach of the trials; and to identify potential next steps and actions to maintain the momentum generated for change in the RD&E system.

Please RSVP by Friday, March 9, 2017.
Please notify of special dietary needs for catering purposes to Sue Beattie at sue@lightbulbconsulting.com.au or by phoning 0417 533 962.

If you have any questions relating to the project, contact Ian Linley on 0422 814 579.

An agenda will be distributed shortly.

We look forward to your attendance.

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