‘GREEN Gold’ is the theme of the Grassland Society of Southern Australia’s second virtual conference since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic later this month.
Registrations are now open for the conference, scheduled to run in four separate sessions over a three week period.
The society had plans to hold the 2021 GSSA conference in person at Lardner Park, but the continued uncertainty with COVID restrictions in Victoria, has forced organisers to offer a virtual conference again this year.
The conference will take place online via Zoom from 6.30pm-8.30pm AEST every Wednesday evening for four weeks:
|Wednesday 28 July 2021||Session 1: Managing pastures for profit|
|Wednesday 4 August 2021||Session 2: Changing climate, changing pastures|
|Wednesday 11 August 2021||Session 3: Re-generative agriculture|
|Wednesday 18 August 2021||Session 4: Maximising profit from pasture|
Full registration includes live attendance to all four sessions, access to watch the sessions at a later time and a printed copy of the conference proceedings posted to you. Single session registration is also available and includes live attendance to one session (nominated by you when registering), access to watch that particular session at a later time and electronic access to conference papers for that session (does not include printed copy of the proceedings).
Organisers said tyhe best value for GSSA members is full registration at $155 – a saving of $90 compared to registering for each single session and purchasing a copy of the proceedings. Student member and non-member registration options are also available.
Following the virtual sessions, the society will be offering local farm tours in a number of its branches. Details of the tours will be provided at a later date.