Adelaide to host Agricultural Shows Australia 2023 Conference next week

Beef Central, 24/08/2023

THEMED “Showing into the Future,” the Agricultural Show Australia 2023 Conference in Adelaide on August 30 to September 1 will bring together young leaders to address challenges and opportunities in a sector that contributes $965 million to Australia’s economy.

“The theme and content reflects the consistent need for Agricultural Shows to remain relevant, viable and sustainable in an increasingly diverse agricultural industry,” Dr. Rob Wilson AM, Chair of Agricultural Shows Australia, said.

For participants under 40, Thursday night is a social networking event at the Stockman’s Bar at Royal Adelaide Showground, followed by a day of professional and personal development on Friday with inspirational speakers.

Stockman’s Bar is a new addition and will include a casual networking event on Friday afternoon, backed by $1000 towards food for emerging leaders. A Young Farmer Challenge demonstration will also turn heads, blending youthful energy with traditional agricultural skills.

The National Emerging Leaders Forum will be held as part of the conference on September 1. It’s a chance to share the unique challenges and opportunities faced by young people in the agricultural show arena and aims to strengthen the National Emerging Leaders Working Group, fostering peer learning, idea exchange, and collaborative initiatives that will shape the future trajectory of the movement. Email for a ticket.

The conference is a collaboration with Agricultural Shows of Australia (ASA) and the South Australian Next Generation Group (SA Next Gen) and is supported by the Agricultural Societies Council of South Australia (SA Country Shows) and the Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society of South Australia (RA&HS).

With over 580 annual agricultural shows, contributing $965 million to Australia’s economy, the movement is a testament to community connections and agricultural education.

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