The 2017 Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) Annual Conference will be held in Leeton on August 3 and 4 at the Leeton Soldiers Club.
RGA president Jeremy Morton said this year’s conference theme — ‘Building Value – Rice and Beyond’ — celebrates not only rice, but the people, growers, systems and processes that play a vital role in rice production along the entire value chain.
The conference theme will be interpreted through a range of interesting topics on the day including addresses from guest speakers like Foodbank Australia Ltd CEO Brianna Casey, National Carp Control Plan coordinator for Fisheries Research and Development Centre Matt Barwick, and Murray-Darling Basin Authority chief executive Phillip Glyde. There will also be a panel session about water trade.
The annual gala dinner will be held on the evening of August 3 at the MIA Function Centre, and will include an address from Rob Cook, a fourth generation cattle farmer.
A post conference tour will be held on Friday afternoon, taking visitors to Tim Commins’ property at Whitton.
The closing date for registrations was extended to this Friday, July 28. Go to www.rga.org.au or call (02)69530433.