Young Farmer Business Conference to focus on innovative thinking

Sheep Central April 14, 2021

YFBC speakers, futurist Chris Riddell, television broadcaster Edwina Bartholomew and Farm owners Academy co-founder Andrew Roberts.

INNOVATIVE thinking and skills will be explored at the second annual NSW Department of Primary Industries’ Young Farmer Business Conference in Dubbo next month.

Young Farmer Business Program team leader Lisa McFadyen said the focus of the 28 May event would be to expand the knowledge and skills of the state’s up-and-coming fishers and farmers through new and innovative ways of thinking.

Ms McFadyen said participants will hear from a line-up of expert speakers including co-founder and former Farm Owners Academy chief executive officer Andrew Roberts, television broadcaster Edwina Bartholomew and award-winning human futurist Chris Riddell.

“We’re thrilled to have this year’s guest speakers join us in Dubbo, each will bring unique industry knowledge, share experiences and offer advice and key business insights into their professional success,” Ms McFadyen said.

“This year’s conference will welcome 350 like-minded delegates and equip them with valuable business, financial and planning skills to enhance their development and prospects in the agriculture sector.

“The conference will be followed by an evening of networking, with optional farm and business tours the day before on 27 May,” she said.

“If you’re a young farmer or fisher, then don’t miss this opportunity to network, learn and contribute to the State’s agricultural industry and secure your ticket today.”

Ms McFadyen said the number of trade exhibitors has been increased due to demand.

To secure a ticket, visit More information is also available on the YFBP Facebook and Instagram pages and website

The conference will be held at the Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre on 28 May and with limited places and early bird discounts, people are encouraged to register now.


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