Towards 2030 Forum comes to the Barossa Valley, South Australia

The National Farmers Federation and Primary Producers SA are pleased to host the Towards 2030 Forum in the Barossa Valley on Tuesday, 8 June 2021.

The Forum will bring together farming and regional leaders to take stock of progress towards our shared goal of reaching $100 billion in farmgate output by 2030. The event will focus on the important role the South Australian agricultural sector will play in achieving the 2030 goal.

The Forum will feature keynote presentations by Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Dan Tehan MP, Telstra, the Federal Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, the Australian Farm Institute, and industry leaders.

The Towards 2030 Forum continues to drive the national conversation about promoting investment, agricultural development and strengthening farming across Australia.

South Australia will have an extremely important role to play in achieving the $100 billion target by 2030. The event will assist farmers and investors to take advantage of growing demand for agricultural produce in a responsible and sustainable way.

In announcing the Towards 2030 Forum in South Australia, NFF President, Fiona Simson said it was an important opportunity to reflect on industry’s progress to date.

“The 2030 goal of $100 billion in farm-gate output is an ambitious one. The Towards 2030 Forum provides a key opportunity to reflect on our progress to this goal and drive the policy debate to ensure we meet and beat the goal in 2030.

“This is a must attend event for investors, farmers and policy makers interested in the opportunities of northern development.

“The forum is a unique opportunity to hear from people at the front line of growing Australian agriculture, developing new industries and ensuring that new innovation keeps Australia at the forefront of agriculture around the world,” Ms Simson said.

This was supported by Dr Don Plowman, Primary Producers SA Acting Executive Chairman.

“Primary Producers SA is delighted to co-host this Towards 2030 Forum. The SA contribution to the national target of $100 billion by 2030 is $23 billion, in line with the South Australian Government Growth State Agenda.”

“A major factor in achieving this target is for the primary production sector to fully understand who our customers are, what they require and to value add on our primary produce.”

“We believe that meeting these ambitious targets will not only require growth in on-farm sector productivity and profitability but through the creation of increased demand and returns along the whole value chain.”

For more information visit nff.org.au/towards2030. See a program for the event here

Source: NFF