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AIA NSW Agriculture now and then: growing the future from the seeds of the past

Fri 16 Feb 2018 @6:00pm - 8:00pm

The Ag Institute Australia (AIA) NSW Division would like to invite you to attend the following networking event.

As industry experts, researchers and advocates exit their professional careers, we must ensure the unique experiences and knowledge they hold does not exit the field with them. Promoting communication between experienced professionals and junior newcomers ensures that valuable knowledge and experiences are transferred across generations. In this respect, the evening will begin with a presentation from AIA Fellow Peter McMaugh and AIA Director and NSW Committeeperson Guy Coleman, sharing their experiences in agriculture and their perspective on where the industry might be heading.

Following the presentations, fellows and young professionals are encouraged to mingle and make the most of these communication channels enabled by an AIA membership.

Date:     Friday 16th February 2018

Time:    6pm to 8pm

Venue: Wooley Theatre S325, Sydney University, Camperdown, NSW

Cost:   Free Ag Institute Australia members -  $20  Non-members

Note, membership with Ag Institute Australia is free for students. 

Speakers:

Peter McMaugh

Peter began his career in turfgrass straight out of university and it still continues on today 53 years further down the path. As the first turfgrass scientist in Australia Peter helped develop the drop in pitch for the early days of one-day cricket, the name for Australia’s most famous grass – Sir Walter and established Australia’s first turfgrass research institute. Peter was awarded the 2009 Graham Gregory Award for Excellence in Horticulture in 2009.

Guy Coleman

After a significant change in career path to pursue his passion in agriculture recently graduated from UWA and the University of Sydney with Bachelors in Science and Environmental Systems respectively. Guy is the youngest Director on the AIA Board, a Thought for Food Challenge Ambassador and the founder of AgriEducate, an organisation looking to reconnect consumers with agriculture and encourage students to pursue an ag career.

Registrations closes 5pm AEST Thursday 15th February 2018. 

 


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