Wheatbelt’s future to be discussed

Written by Sophie Gabrielle, Avon Valley Gazette

The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences, in partnership with the Department of Agriculture and Food WA, will present the August 1 conference.

Topics discussed include: Global economy ” local impacts, Where to for the Wheatbelt?; and Operating in a changing environment.

The closing panel discussion will explore agriculture advocacy and communication.

Guest speakers are: Jo Prendergast, ABC Rural; Jammie Penm, ABARES; Ken Sevenson, Price Sevenson; Kaye Mazzoleni, Department of Agriculture and Food WA; Peter Collins, ABARES; Chris Wheatcroft, Rural Finance Counselling Service; Geoff Honey, Grain Trade Australia; Natarsha Woods, Wheatbelt NRM Natural Resources Management Board; Ella Maesepp, Australian Landcare Council; Bob and Ros Huxley, Mt Marshall Sandalwood; and Glenn Cook, Bureau of Meteorology.