Events

There are many events throughout the year, make sure to bookmark this page to keep up to date!

School Competitions

Start date
10Oct2018
End date
23Apr2019
Location
Royal Agricultural Society of NSW
Sydney Showgrounds

 
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Competitions take place as trials at school and culminate in an excursion to the Sydney Royal Easter Show to compete against schools across NSW. They cater for all schools in metropolitan, regional or rural areas – regardless of school size and resources. 

Primary Preview Day

Start date
1Feb2019
End date
11Apr2019
Location
Royal Agricultural Society of NSW
Sydney Showgrounds

 
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The Royal Agricultural Society is extending an exclusive invitation to students in Years 4, 5 and 6 to learn about how food and fibre is produced in Australia by Australian Farmers.

SAVE THE DATE: Tickets go on sale February 2019 - you can also register your interest by contacting the Education team via education@rasnsw.com.au 

Coding in Stage 4 TAS

Start date
12Feb2019
End date
15Feb2019
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Coding in Stage 4 TAS is a workshop developed for NSW educators to help with the implementation of the 2019 Technology Mandatory syllabus.

More information is available via the link (myplsso portal)

Dates:
Sydney CBD: 12 February 2019
Sydney CBD: 13 February 2019
Sydney CBD: 14 February 2019
Sydney CBD: 15 February 2019
 

Australian Dairy Council Conference

Start date
19Feb2019
End date
21Feb2019
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Canberra 
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The Australian Dairy Conference being held in Canberra 19-21 February 2019.

The theme of the conference is Bold, Brave and Brilliant and will tackle a range of challenges and opportunities facing the industry: from social license and diet wars to genetics, new technology and leadership.

GPS Cows

Start date
4Mar2019
End date
4Apr2019
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GPS Cows is a workshop developed to help NSW teachers implement the 2019 Technology Mandatory syllabus. 

More information is available via the link (myplsso portal).

Dates:
Bathurst: 4 March 2019
Parkes: 5 March 2019
Griffith: 6 March 2019
Albury: 8 March 2019
Sydney CBD: 11 March 2019
Wollongong: 12 March 2019
Armidale: 1 April 2019
Port Macquarie: 2 April 2019
Ballina: 4 April 2019
 

CoralWatch Teacher Professional Development

Start date
7Mar2019
End date
10Mar2019
Location
Lady Elliot Island


 
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Diana Kleine 
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07 3365 3127
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CoralWatch, at The University of Queensland, is offering a four-day practical professional development on Lady Elliot, focusing on coral biology, reef health and threats, coral bleaching, citizen science and the importance of reef conservation. Learn how to collect and interpret CoralWatch data and identify trends using the CoralWatch global database, investigate zooxanthellae and identify coral genus. Apart from lectures and in-class curriculum linked activities, we will explore and learn about the reef during snorkel trips and low tide reefwalks.

CHRRUP's 2019 Future Food & Fibre Conference

Start date
8Mar2019
End date
8Mar2019
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CHRRUP's Future Food and Fibre Conference is a biennial event which draws quality speakers to central Queensland with the aim of ensuring the long term resilience of the region's agricultural businesses.  

Held in Emerald on March 8, the theme of the 2019 Future Food and Fibre Conference is; thinking and acting in new ways to prepare agricultural businesses for tomorrow. Agricultural producers (graziers, dryland croppers, and irrigators) and others who rely on agriculture for their business will have the opportunity to learn and be inspired for the future of their industry.

Victorian Association of Agricultural and Horticultural Educators (VAAHE) Annual Conference

Start date
14Mar2019
End date
15Mar2019
Location
University of Melbourne Dookie Campus


 
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The 25th Annual Conference of the Victorian Association of Agricultural and Horticultural Educators (VAAHE) will be held at the Melbourne University Dookie campus on Thursday 14th and Friday 15th March. The two day conference will be followed by a Train the Trainer workshop on the Saturday focussed on the National Merino Challenge. This is a great opportunity to learn more about sheep and wool with topics covering such things as condition scoring, nutrition and feed rations, wool quality and breeding, There will be a particular focus, for VCE teachers, on the new study design commencing in 2020. Register to become a member of the VAAHE to save on your conference registration fee!

Australian Biosecurity Symposium

Start date
12Jun2019
End date
13Jun2019
Location
Crowne Plaza

Surfers Paradise
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Animal Health Australia, the Invasive Species Council and the Centre for Invasive Species Solutions are excited to announce the inaugural 2019 Australian Biosecurity Symposium to be held 12-13 June on the Gold Coast, QLD. The Symposium theme is preventative biosecurity practices and will focus on research and innovation, outside-of-the-box thinking and the exchange of knowledge and ideas across the biosecurity collective - agriculture (animals and plants), pest animals, weeds, wildlife, aquatics and the environment.

Hort Connections 2019

Start date
24Jun2019
End date
26Jun2019
Location
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Melbourne
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03 9882 0277
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AUSVEG and PMA Australia-New Zealand Limited (PMA A-NZ) have again united to deliver the joint industry conference and Trade Show, Hort Connections 2019. Members in the horticulture industry will be inspired to aim high, with the theme ‘Growing our Food Future’ headlining the conference. The event will cater to buyers and sellers from every segment of the fresh produce and floral supply chain including seed companies, growers, packers, processors, shippers, importers and exporters, wholesalers and retailers, foodservice, associated suppliers to the industry, and many more. Following on from the successful Hort Connections 2018 in Brisbane, this year’s event is set to become the most influential space for networking, education and business for the entire fresh produce industry.