YAPs Young Ag Professionals Weekend for Farmers under 50 – Inverell

YAPs Young Ag Professionals Weekend for Farmers under 50 – Inverell
Event on 2015-05-02 09:30:00

Gwymac Landcare is hosting a fantastic weekend conference on the 2nd and 3rd of May 2015 in Inverell for Farmers (men and women), and Ag. Industry reps who are under the age of 50. 

This will be a jam packed weekend with top speakers and activities for men and women.  See program overview below (subject to change):


Concurrent Session 1 (running concurrently, choose your preference): 

  • Sheep Market Outlook and Future Risks – Brent McLeod (NT LLS)
  • The Organic Grain & Poultry Industry – Inglewood Organic Farms & Country Heritage Feeds (As seen on Landline recently)

Concurrent Session 2 (running concurrently, choose your preference):

  • Succession Planning with Lyn Sykes
  • Film Screening and presentation by Kym Kruse of Regen Ag.

Concurrent Session 3 (running concurrently, choose your preference):

  •  Keeping Fit on Farm – Tom Hungerfod (Rural Fit)
  • On Farm Diversification and Small Business Marketing – Julia Telford (Engage Create Consulting)
  • Soil Health for Productive Crops and Pastures – Glen Uebergang (NT LLS)

Regenerative Farming presentation with Kym Kruse of Regen Ag.

Flash dinner with guest speakers and live music.


Delicious Breakfast in the Park

Dealing with the Tough Stuff – Rob & Julie Anderson – A Personal Story

Concurrent Session 1 (running concurrently, choose your preference):

  •  Social Media & Marketing with Al Raynor (Raynor Ag.)
  • Technologically Connected on Farm (Crandall & Mark)
  • Myth-busting Organics and the Certification Process with Peter Hastie (NASAA)

 Communication on Farm – Lyn Sykes

Rural Aisstance with Paul King (Centrelink)

 Concurrent Session 2 (running concurrently, choose your preference):

  •  Farm Tour to 'Danthonia'.  Come and check out Natural Sequence Farming in action (Peter Andrews style), as well as Revegetation sites, Beef Cattle Enterprise and Management, and smoko on farm.
  • Soil Health for Human Health with renowned Doctor and Author, Dr Carole Hungerford.

This is an overview of the main sessions (more when you get there). 

Child care may be provided if there is sufficient uptake and tickets include:

 –              2 day conference

 –              All meals during conference

 –              Flash dinner with live music on Saturday night

 –              Bus tours

 –              Amazing and inspiring speakers

 –              Goodie Bags (with lots of info within) and

–              Child Care if it is sufficiently required

A bit about the presenters and presentations:

Kym Kruse of Regen Ag.

RegenAG® is a community based family enterprise committed to helping regenerate Australia's farms, soils, communities and on-farm livelihoods. RegenAG®’s charter is to provide farmers, land holders and communities with education and training opportunities to learn from the world’s most innovative and effective regenerative agriculture practitioners in a wide range of fields:

Holistic Management® / Keyline® / Pasture Cropping / Biofertilisers / Chromatography/ Microbe reproduction/ Building Local Food Systems / Beyond Organic Farming / Integrated Farm Design and more…

Our unique line up of instructors are some of the very innovators currently smashing records across the globe for on-farm profits, topsoil creation, creating oasis from wastelands and building local markets through regenerative techniques. They have proven that regenerative agriculture can be extremely profitable, scalable, replicable, understood and enthusiastically implemented when the opportunity for learning those techniques is presented and made available. Our courses, practical workshops and events provide access to and empower participants with the essential skills and knowledge needed to transform our landscapes, food systems and communities.

We are committed to supporting our learning communities post course through our RegenAG® Farmer's Network and collaboration with regional bodies, Landcare organisations and local councils to provide practical assistance during transition and to facilitate opportunities for further knowledge transfer within regions around Australia. All the regenerative methodologies and techniques we teach and promote work together as a powerful 'tool kit' to regenerate Australia's farms, soils, communities and on-farm livelihoods.

We believe that by empowering farmers, landholders, consumers and professional organisations with the RegenAG® ‘tool kit’ to regenerative profitability in all it's manifestations, the potential

Dr Carole Hungerfod – Author, ACNEM Doctor and Medical Practitioner

The Relationship of Soil Health to Human Health:

This talk concentrates on how growing nourishing food helps protect our bodies and our minds. The side effect of this is that it supplies nutritious food to a population growing ill, [physically and mentally] on Junk food, and de-vitalised food. Apart from the "feel- Good " effect that this brings us, we hope that there is a financial reward for us as well. We need to remember, that Organic food, is one of the fastest growing sectors in the Market.

There will be a bus running from Glen Innes for the weekend. Options are as follows:

  •  Catch the bus from the GLENRAC office in Glen Innes at 8:30am on Saturday morning, stay in Inverell on Saturday night, and return to Glen Innes at around 5:30pm on Sunday at the conclusion of the event.
  • Catch the bus from the GLENRAC office in Glen Innes at 8:30am on Saturday morning and return to Glen Innes at approximately 10:30pm on Saturday after the dinner.

  • Catch the bus from the GLENRAC office in Glen Innes at 7:00am on Sunday morning and return to Glen Innes at approximately 5:30pm on Sunday at the conclusion of the event.

    Please note that you have the option of catching the bus over and back on both days if that suits you.

  This is a free service (including free accommodation) provided by our event partners, The Ascent Group. Tickets are strictly limited, so to secure your place please phone GLENRAC on 6732 3443.

Tickets to this highly subsidised event are limited so get in quick!

This event is made possible with thanks to funding received from The Ascent Group and The Schizophrenia Fellowship as part of the Australian Government's Drought Assistance Package.

at Inverell Town Hall
Gwydir Highway
Inverell, Australia

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