Outlook 2016 archive - Program and presentations

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​OUTLOOK 2016 ~ Investing in agriculture – growing our future

The theme of Outlook 2016 is Investing in agriculture – growing our future. It recognises the need for ongoing investment in the agriculture sector to ensure i​ts future success  – in land to increase scale; in technology to enhance productivity; in people to ensure the skills needed to capture the opportunities of a modern industry and to create succession opportunities. On the supply side it recognises the new and increasingly diverse sources of capital that are available to agriculture and alternative financing models that are providing opportunities for farmers.

Download a pdf printable version of the program

 

TUESDAY 1 MARCH (9:00 –11:00am)
ROYAL THEATRE

9.00 – 9.30am

Welcome to Country

Video and transcript

Opening address - the Hon Barnaby Joyce MP, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources

Media Release

Video and transcript

Presentation PDF icon PDF [988 KB]

CHAIR Leigh Radford, ABC Rural

​Economic overview 9.30 – 11.00am

Karen Schneider

ABARES

Investing in agriculture – growing our future

Video and transcript

Presentation PDF icon PDF [752 KB]

Wim Boonstra

Rabobank The Netherlands

A fragile world economy in an increasingly risky environment

Video and transcript

Presentation PDF icon PDF [780 KB]

Saul Eslake

Economist

Australia's economic horizon

Video and transcript

Presentation PDF icon PDF [740 KB]

11.00am - 11.30am     Morning tea

 

 

TUESDAY 1 MARCH (11:30 – 1:00pm)
ROYAL THEATRE

Investing in agriculture

This panel session will explore the new and increasingly diverse sources of capital that are available to agriculture and alternative financing models now creating opportunities for farmers. Coming from diverse corporate backgrounds, our panellists will help us to understand the interests of those seeking to invest in Australia's agriculture sector and the range of opportunities available to them. We will explore the different kinds of investor currently taking an interest in the agriculture industry, their expectations, and the constraints they face. We will also examine the structures used by managers to create large-scale agricultural assets to generate the returns and level of risk that investors seek.

Video and transcript

Presentation PDF icon PDF [502 KB]

CHAIR:

Ticky Fullerton, ABC TV The Business

Elizabeth O'Leary

Macquarie Agricultural Funds Management

John Corbett

Hassad Australia

Damien Webb

First State Super

David Watson

Austrade

1:00 – 2.00pm Lunch

 

 

TUESDAY 1 MARCH (2.00pm – 3.30pm)
ROYAL THEATREBRADMAN THEATREMENZIES THEATRENICHOLLS THEATRE
Farm performance – where do family and corporate farms fit? Growing agriculture with big data Dairy - taking advantage of opportunities in changing markets Horticulture - growing the industry

Q&A video and ​transc​ript

CHAIR:

Ticky Fullerton

ABC TV The Business

CHAIR:

Jacky Hodges

Australian Bureau of Statistics

Q&A video and transcript

CHAIR:

Leigh Radford

ABC Rural

Q&A video and transcript

CHAIR:

David Moore

Horticulture Innovation Australia Limited

Peter Gooday

ABARES

Farm performance and the role of new investors

Video and transcript

Presentation PDF icon PDF [742 KB]

 

Philip Evans

Boston Consulting Group

Borges' map: navigating a world of digital disruption

Video and transcript

Presentation PDF icon PDF [2.2 MB]

Peter Collins

ABARES

Prospects for dairy 

Video and transcript

Presentation PDF icon PDF [486 KB]

Brian Moir

ABARES

Horticulture: the road ahead

Video and transcript

Presentation PDF icon PDF [1.03 MB]

David Cornish

Cornish Consultancy

Investing in farms and dodging the hand grenades!

Video and transcript

Presentation PDF icon PDF [892 KB]

Alex Ball

Meat & Livestock Australia

Valuing integrated decision management in Australian livestock industries

Video and transcript

Presentation PDF icon PDF [2.77 MB]

Tassos Haniotis

European Commission

EU dairy markets in the post-quota environment

Video and transcript

Presentation PDF icon PDF [561 KB]

Brenton Woolston

Almondco Australia

Australian almonds - in demand around the world

Video and transcript

Presentation PDF icon PDF [3.2 MB]

Steve Hannan

Westpac Agribusiness

Improving productivity through sharing - collaborative models for corporate and family farms

Video and transcript

Presentation PDF icon PDF [893 KB]

Sue Barrell

Bureau of Meteorology

Integrating big data streams for environmental intelligence

Video and transcript

Presentation PDF icon PDF [10.32 MB]

Greg McNamara

NORCO

Building on opportunities in Asian markets

Video and transcript

Presentation PDF icon PDF [1.29 MB]

Nicola Mann

Roses 2 Go

Investing for the future with intensive protected cropping systems

Video and transcript

Presentation PDF icon PDF [5.54 MB]

David Sackett

Growth Farms Australia

Corporates v family farms: which has the edge?

Video and transcript

Presentation PDF icon PDF [954 KB]

Mick Keogh

Australian Farm Institute

Structuring for a competitive digital agriculture industry in Australia

Video and transcript

Presentation PDF icon PDF [1.49 MB]

Barry Irvin

Bega Cheese

It's a small world

Video and transcript

Jim Trandos

Trandos Farms

Developing new export markets for fresh vegetables - the personal touch

Video and transcript

Presentation PDF icon PDF [2.84 MB]

3.30-4.00pm Afternoon tea

 

 

TUESDAY 1 March (4.00 – 5.30pm)
ROYAL THEATREBRADMAN THEATREMENZIES THEATRE
Biosecurity – what does the future hold and are we ready? Meat and livestock  - value creation through supply chains Innovation – investing for the future despite uncertainty

Q&A video and transcript

CHAIR:

Daryl Quinlivan

Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

Q&A video and transcript

CHAIR:

Alex Ball

Meat & Livestock Australia

Q&A video and transcript

CHAIR:

Selwyn Snell

Council of Rural Research and Development Corporations

Lyn O'Connell

Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

Australia's biosecurity system – ready for the future

Video and transcript

Presentation PDF icon PDF [2.38 MB]

Trish Gleeson

ABARES

Where's the beef? Contending with declining herd numbers

Video and transcript

Presentation PDF icon PDF [814 KB]

Christine Pitt

Meat & Livestock Australia

Insights2Innovation: creating opportunities for growth

Video and transcript

Gary Fitt

CSIRO Health and Biosecurity

Australia's biosecurity future – implications for northern Australia

Video and transcript

Presentation PDF icon PDF [4.79 MB]

Troy Setter

Consolidated Pastoral Co.

Connecting Australian beef production to growing Asian demand

Video and transcript

Presentation PDF icon PDF [2.42 MB]

 

Richard Dickmann

Bayer CropScience

Innovation investment: an international challenge or opportunity

Video and transcript

Presentation PDF icon PDF [5.8 MB]

 

Tom Kompas

Centre of Excellence for Biosecurity

Risk Analysis

Best investments in biosecurity and the limits to cost-benefit analysis

Video and transcript

Presentation PDF icon PDF [345 KB]

Tom Maguire

Teys Australia

Transitioning to a value-based marketing system for beef

Video and transcript

Presentation PDF icon PDF [2.92 MB]

Cam Nicholson

Nicon Rural Services

Tools to understand how farmers think about making a decision 

Video and transcript

Presentation PDF icon PDF [3.34 MB]

Sarah Corcoran

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries QLD

Australia's battle with fire ants – we can't afford to lose

Video and transcript

Presentation PDF icon PDF [7.39 MB]

 

Andrew Spencer

Australian Pork Limited

Investing in pork industry growth in Australia

Video and transcript

Ric Sinclair

Forest & Wood Products Australia

Ain't no woodchopping anymore – innovation in the forest and wood products sector

Video and transcript

Presentation PDF icon PDF [1.25 MB]

6.30pm for 7.00pm Conference dinner with presentations to winners of the 2016 Science and Innovation Awards and the 2016 Australian Biosecurity Awards. Dinner MC Ticky Fullerton, ABC TV The Business

 

 

WEDNESDAY 2 MARCH (9:00 –11:00am)
ROYAL THEATRE

9.00 – 9.30am

Opening address - Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck, Minister for Tourism and International Education and Minister Assisting the Minister for Trade and Investment

Video and transcript

CHAIR Leigh Radford, ABC Rural

Global agriculture: international policy perspectives
9.30am – 11.00am

CHAIR

Leigh Radford

ABC Rural

Jammie Penm

ABARES

Developments in international agriculture: implications for Australia

Video and transcript

Presentation PDF icon PDF [743 KB]

Mary Bohman

Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Fundamental drivers of US markets and policy

Video and transcript

Presentation PDF icon PDF [1.32 MB]

Joe Glauber

International Food Policy Research Institute

Recent evolution in agricultural policies in developing countries

Video and transcript

Presentation PDF icon PDF [949 KB]

Tassos Haniotis

European Commission

Global challenges, CAP prospects: an EU perspective

Video and transcript

Presentation PDF icon PDF [685 KB]

11:00 – 11.30am Morning tea

 

 

WEDNESDAY 2 March (11.30am – 12.45pm)
ROYAL THEATRE BRADMAN THEATRE MENZIES THEATRE NICHOLLS THEATRE
Increasing efficiencies in supply chains Grains – investing for growth People and productivity: skills and capabilities for the future Adapting to a variable climate

Q&A video and transcript

CHAIR:

Ken Baxter

Productivity Commission

Q&A video and transcript

CHAIR:

Richard Clark

Grains Research and Development Corporation

Q&A video and transcript

CHAIR:

Jo Evans

Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

Q&A video and transcript

CHAIR:

Leigh Radford

ABC Rural

Rod Sims

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

Video and transcript

Lisa Elliston

ABARES

The state of play for Australian grains in 2020

Video and transcript

Presentation PDF icon PDF [0.99 MB]

Neil Barr

La Trobe University

Agriculture – a calling, an occupation or just a job?

Video and transcript

Presentation PDF icon PDF [1.63 MB]

Joel Lisonbee

Bureau of Meteorology

Better outlooks, better outcomes

Video and transcript

Presentation PDF icon PDF [5.39 MB]

Taf Shaamano

ANZ

The conversation we need to have about agricultural supply chains

Video and transcript

Presentation PDF icon PDF [876 KB]

Ross Kingwell

Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre

Is the Black Sea sending Australian grain into the red?

Video and transcript

Presentation PDF icon PDF [1.57 MB]

Neal Menzies

University of Queensland

Agricultural education in Australia: how well are we serving our industries?

Video and transcript

Presentation PDF icon PDF [724 KB]

Mark Howden

Climate Change Institute, Australian National University

Adapting Australian agricultural systems to a changing climate

Video and transcript

Presentation PDF icon PDF [1.53 MB]

Hermione Parsons

Victoria University

Economic benefits of improved supply chain visibility / traceability

Video and transcript

Presentation PDF icon PDF [2.34 MB]

Wade Bidstrup

Aloe Farming Co.

Investing on the farm - dollars and sense

Video and transcript

Presentation PDF icon PDF [867 KB]

Isobel Knight

Proagtive

Preparing our families and farming businesses for a positive future

Video and transcript


Jason Crean

NSW Department of Primary Industries NSW

Climate change impacts and adaptation options in mixed farming systems in NSW

Video and transcript

Presentation PDF icon PDF [2.22 MB]

Rebecca Michael

Queensland Transport and Logistics Council

Driving productive agricultural supply chains through innovative and responsive freight systems and infrastructure

Video and transcript

Presentation PDF icon PDF [1.43MB]

Mark Palmquist

GrainCorp

Australian grain: responding to global industry trends

Video and transcript

Presentation PDF icon PDF [2.63 MB]

Sue Finger

Vernview, Victoria

Managing labour requirements and the seasonal worker program

Video and transcript

Presentation PDF icon PDF [2.02 MB]

 

12.45pm – 2.00pm Lunch

 

 

WEDNESDAY 2 March (2.00pm – 3.30pm)
ROYAL THEATRE BRADMAN THEATRE MENZIES THEATRE

Water - the Basin Plan and beyond

Sustainable resource management makes business sense A flock for the future

Q&A video and transcript

CHAIR:

David Parker AM​

Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

Q&A video and transcript

CHAIR:

Ian Thompson

Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

Q&A video and transcript

CHAIR:

Paul Swan

Australian Wool Innovation

Phillip Glyde

Murray-Darling Basin Authority

Video and transcript

Presentation PDF icon PDF [2.33 MB]

Neil McKenzie

CSIRO Agriculture

Australian soils – significant risks but excellent opportunities for agriculture

Video and transcript

Presentation PDF icon PDF [2.37 MB]

Caroline Gunning-Trant

ABARES

Responding to a positive market

Video and transcript

Presentation PDF icon PDF [690 KB]

David Papps

Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder

Management of Commonwealth Environmental Water in the Murray-Darling Basin

Video and transcript

Presentation PDF icon PDF [2.40 MB]

Julia Seddon

Inghams Enterprises

Sustainability - central to supply and demand

Video and transcript

Presentation PDF icon PDF [1.96 MB]

Jason Trompf

J.T. Agri-source

Dynamics of the Australian flock: opportunities and challenges

Video and transcript

Presentation PDF icon PDF [4.86 MB]

 John Culleton

Coleambally Irrigation Co-operative

Smart water recovery or publicly funded largesse?

Video and transcript

Presentation PDF icon PDF [2.13 MB]

Brooke Summers

Cotton Australia

Why green yarn is so important to cotton supply chains

Video and transcript

Presentation PDF icon PDF [6.34​ MB]

Andrew Bouffler

'Valera', Lockhart, NSW

Innovation to ensure the merino's long term viability

Video and transcript

Presentation PDF icon PDF [1.17 MB]

 

Nicola Morris

Tasmanian Irrigation

Tasmania - Making a bright future with water

Video and transcript

Presentation PDF icon PDF [4.37 MB]

Juanita Hamparsum

Hamparsum Investments

Caring for our natural assets to maintain on-farm productivity and profitability

Video and transcript

Presentation PDF icon PDF [2.05 MB]

David Michell

Michell Wool

What do you have to do to survive in wool textiles

Vide​o and transcript

Presentation PDF icon PDF [1.52 MB]

3.30pm - 4.00 pm Afternoon tea

 

 

WEDNESDAY 2 March (4.00 – 5.30pm)
ROYAL THEATRE

The future of agriculture - resilient industries and communities

Opening comments: Senator the Hon Anne Ruston, Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources

This panel will examine the future of agriculture, drawing together many of the themes and issues discussed earlier in the conference. Audience questions will be invited. The conversation will also consider the economic and social drivers likely to affect Australia’s agriculture sector in the medium term and the opportunities and challenges for producers.

Video and transcript

Facilitator - Peta Ashworth, Ash Research

Panellists

Senator the Hon Anne Ruston, Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources

Kym Anderson AC, University of Adelaide and Australian National University

Stewart Lockie, James Cook University

Paul Morris, Department of Agriculture and Water Resources ​​

​ ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ ​ ​