Forbes to host 2020 Agribusiness Today gathering

Principal of Central Veterinary Services Cowra Professor Paul Cusack speaking to the delegates gathered at the Agribusiness Today Forumin Cowra last August.
Principal of Central Veterinary Services Cowra Professor Paul Cusack speaking to the delegates gathered at the Agribusiness Today Forumin Cowra last August.

Forbes is set to host a major forum for local farmers from across the Central West region with the annual Agribusiness Today Forum on Wednesday 5 August at the Forbes Golf Club.

The theme for the 2020 forum focuses on 'Mixed Farming Enterprises: Adapting to a Changing Climate.'

The proposed two-day forum will be addressed by high calibre speakers from within the industry who are applying innovative techniques to their operations to adapt and remain competitive.

Regional Development Australia (RDACW) Central West's CEO Sam Harma said this year's event was sure to be a showcase for local farmers irrespective of size and operation.

"The Central West is renowned for our world class produce. The agricultural sector is a major employer and driver of the region's economy. The agriculture sector is responsible for nearly 7,000 jobs across our region, and generates over $2.4 billion in economic output."

"It is great to be able to highlight the sector and deliver a bigger and better Agribusiness Today Forum for another year," said Mr Harma.

"The drought is biting and fires have impacted the state, but prices are high and the outlook for the sector remains bright. How do we adapt to capitalise on becoming a $100 billion industry? These questions and more will be discussed and hopefully answered at this important forum."

"Make sure 5th August is locked in your diary. This is a key agricultural event for 2020 and one not to be missed," said Mr Harma.

The Agribusiness Today Forum is a highly successful two-day event held annually at different locations across Central West, NSW. It is supported by a number of key partners and sponsors including: Charles Sturt University, Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation, Local Land Services NSW, and Regional Development Australia Central West.