TOMORROW, the National Farmers' Federation and Primary Producers SA are hosting the Towards 2030 Forum in the Barossa Valley.
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 SA agricultural sector will play in achieving the 2030 goal.
Keynote presentations will be made by Trade, Tourism and Investment Minister Dan Tehan; Telstra; the Federal Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment; the Australian Farm Institute; and industry leaders.
NFF president Fiona Simson said it was an important opportunity to reflect on industry's progress to-date.
"The 2030 goal of $100b in farmgate output is an ambitious one," she said.
"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.
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"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."
Primary Producers SA acting executive chairman Don Plowman agreed, highlighting the SA contribution to the national target of $100b by 2030 was $23b, in line with the SA Government's 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," he said.
"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."
- Details: nff.org.au/towards2030
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