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Welcome to the Douglas Boyd Forum Series.

Douglas Thornley Boyd (1896-1964 ) grazier and inspiring wool industry leader.  Managed family properties near Koroit and  Cobram before purchasing property at Deniliquin and Chatsworth Park, near Tabilk, Victoria which became his family home.

Worked tirelessly for the Australian woolgrowing and  grazing industry as President (1936-37) of the Graziers’  Federal Council , Chairman (1943-53) Australian Wool Board,  Chairman (1940-48) International Wool Publicity and Research Executive,  and Chairman ( 1949-50, 1951-52)  Wool Bureau Inc., New York.

 

 Source:  http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/boyd-douglas-thornley-9557

Here you will find resources from both past and upcoming events.

2017

19th July, 2017 Forum - Health and Nutritional Drivers for Agriculture
There is a drive for health and nutrition in our diets that is changing the way we produce and market our agricultural products. Presenters will provide a range of scientific facts and marketing insights into some of the opportunities and challenges emerging for agriculture to supply innovative and nutritional food products.

10th May, 2017 Forum - Discovering Success in Agribusiness
Stories have a powerful way of capturing our imagination and a unique ability to teach and motivate us to explore opportunities – big or small. This forum reveals the career journeys of successful MOC graduates who have discovered their niche in the agribusiness sector.

2016

10th August, 2016 Forum - Innovative Technologies for Agricultural Systems
Australian agriculture has a strong tradition of being innovative and adaptive to new challenges. This forum will provide an overview of advances in precision agriculture and digital technologies that are revolutionising Australian agribusiness.

27th April, 2016 Forum - Mapping the Way to Success
Stories have a powerful way of capturing our imagination and a unique ability to teach and motivate us to explore opportunities – big or small. This forum portrays the career journeys of successful Marcus Oldham College graduates who have discovered their niche in the business sector.

2015

5th August, 2015 Forum - Free Trade Agreements
How can Australian agribusiness be better placed to understand and take advantage of international trade? Forum presenters will talk about what Free Trade Agreements mean for agribusiness and how important they are to expanding Australian agriculture into new markets.

25th February, 2015 Forum - Health & Resilience
This forum will provide a range of insights into the health challenges influencing Australian agriculture and how these are being overcome to develop resilient rural communities.

2014

23rd July, 2014 Forum - Global Food Issues
This forum will provide an overview of the global food issues for Australian agriculture from both research and industry perspectives.

7th May, 2014 Forum - Foreign Investment
This forum will provide an overview of foreign investment for agriculture and agribusiness from both global and Australian perspectives. Presenters will provide a range of insights into foreign investment in Australian agricultural companies and assets.

2013

24th July 2013 Forum - Social Media in Agriculture
An introduction to Social Media and its use across Agriculture and tips to deliver desired outcomes.

1st May 2013 Forum - Sustainable Management
Linking Production-Markets-Society

2012

25th July 2012 Forum - I Did it My Way
Life lessons from Australian rural entrepreneurs

18th May 2012 Forum - State of the Nation No 11 Focus on Rural Australia

18th March 2012 Forum - Carbon Farming Initiative



2011

19th October 2011 Forum - Managing from the Verandah
Using the latest technologies in information and communication for Agriculture (ICT)

20th July 2011 Forum - Supply Chain Management

2010

22nd July 2010 Forum - Living and Farming with Less Water

25th March, 2010 Forum - Australian Farms in 2020

2009

7th October 2009 Forum - Agriculture and the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme

19th May 2009 Forum - Australian Farms in 2015

2008

6th August 2008 Forum - Climate

9th May 2008 Launch of the CSRA

Workshops

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Here you will find resources from both past and upcoming events.

2014

Wednesday 26 February, 2014 EntruBIZ Social Media Lab (Shepparton)
This practical session follows on from the successful Social Media - Strategies to Maximise Your Business Impact Workshop, held in

 

2013

Tuesday 19th November, 2013 EntruBIZ Business Mentoring Information Session
How can Business Mentoring assist East Gippsland small businesses?

Thursday 7th November, 2013 EntruBIZ Social Media Workshop
Social Media

Strategies to Maximise your Business Impact

 

Business Networks

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Here you will find resources from both past and upcoming events.

2017

18th July, 2017 Luncheon with Dr Stephen Smith
The Centre for the Study of Agribusiness is hosting a business luncheon with guest speaker Dr Stephen B. Smith.

2016

10th May, 2016 Luncheon with Mr Paul Higgins
The Centre for the Study of Agribusiness is hosting a business luncheon with guest speaker Mr Paul Higgins

2015

8th August, 2015 Webinar - Farm Financial Management with Kevin Klair
Kevin Klair (Extension Economist in the Center for Farm Financial Management (CFFM) at the University of Minnesota)

23rd April, 2015 Luncheon with Mr Don Macke

2014

5th June, 2014 Luncheon with Dr Tom Lyons
Dr Tom Lyons - researcher, practitioner, author and the Lawrence N. Field Chair in Entrepreneurship and Professor of Management at the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College, City University of New York.

27th February, 2014 Luncheon with Mr Trent Loos
A sixth generation farmer from Nebraska USA addresses issues that globally affect many agricultural businesses.

2011

28th October 2011 Luncheon with Prof Randy Westgren
The particularities of agri-food entrepreneurship in the U.S.; new trands, opportunities and networks.

Tuesday 22nd February, 2011 Luncheon with Prof Janice Jiggins
Creating Food Futures

2010

9th February 2010 Luncheon with Dr Prabhu Pingali
Global Agricultural Development and Food Security

2009

19th February 2009 Luncheon with Professor Philip Pardey
Can Agriculture Feed the World in the 21st Century?

2008

28th August, 2008 Luncheon with Dr Cary Fowler

9th May 2008 Launch of the CSRA