The 2019 and very first AGM was held on 7th August 2019 at the Lyrup Community Club, SA. Registrations commenced at 9:30am CST prior starting the formal meeting at 10am.

Over 30 people with an interest in the date industry were in attendance. The crowd was mixed among experienced & new/hobby growers, research and development organisations, and representatives with market experience. An information session of special guest speakers was held in the afternoon concluding the event at 3:30pm. 


Names of speakers, representing organisation and topics of discussion.

  • Tim Westherstone, SA Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development
  • Greg Owens, NT Farmers - Opportunities for Collaboration
  • Tom McCue, Agri Futures - Funding Opportunities
  • Ian Rankin, Tropical Crop Consultants Limited - Experiences in Palm Oil Industry
  • Stuart Smith, Arid Zone Research Institute - Research Information and Collaboration
  • Nicole Byrnes, SuniTAFE Mildura - Cardross Farm Experience
  • Mark Skewes, South Australian Research & Development Institute - Pollination Research 

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