2022 Bayer Australian Cotton Grower of the Year

Field Day

Join us for a day of dynamic conversation as we discuss innovation in Australian Cotton.

  • Industry-led panels

  • Field excursions

  • Complimentary lunch and refreshments

  • Bus travel to and from Moree provided

Travel and Parking

Bus Travel from Moree

Bus transportation is offered and encouraged for attendees travelling from or through Moree.

Bus collection is scheduled for 9:15am at Reynolds Fogarty bus Depot 5 on Greenbah Rd, Moree, opposite the Golf Course. The bus to Keytah will take approximately 45min.

Off-Site Parking

Attendees travelling by car can park at the Keytah Bulk Grain Storage Facility on Goonal Road.

Buses will arrive here at 10am sharp to shuttle attendees to the event at Keytah. Attendees will also be returned to this location via bus at the close of the Field Day. Parking is not available on-site.

Field Day Schedule

9:15 am

Bus departs Moree from Reynolds Fogarty Bus Depot 5 on Greenbah Rd, Moree, opposite the Golf Course.

10 am

Bus collects attendees from off-site parking at Keytah Bulk Grain storage facility for shuttle to Keytah.

10:30 am

KEYTAH ‘BULLRING’ THEATRE
Official Welcome

Mark Dawson, Bayer; David and Danielle Statham, Sundown Pastoral Company

10:50 am

IMPACT PANEL | KEYTAH ‘BULLRING’ THEATRE
Carbon and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Importance of grower engagement throughout the supply chain
Baseline measurements of soil health are the first step
The future of the carbon market as an additional revenue stream for growers.

+ Q&A Session

Panelists
• Luke Richards, Downforce Technologies
• Francois Visser, Carbon Friendly
• Allan Williams, CRDC
• Andrew Parkes, Customised Farm Management

Facilitated by Lachlan Monsborough, Rabobank

11:40 am

VALUE CHAIN PANEL | KEYTAH ‘BULLRING’ THEATRE
Customer Expectations

Brands and manufacturers discuss:
the value of understanding product origins, where fibres come from, and transparency
changes in international importation legislation
home-grown customer expectations.

+ Q&A Session

Panelists
• Justin Levis, CUE
• Sophie Chapman, Country Road
• Stephen Moody, Melbourne Textile Knitting Co.
• Nicole Bennett, Aje

Facilitated by Kellie Hush, Entente Agency

12:10 pm

Q&A PANEL | KEYTAH ‘BULLRING’ THEATRE
Power of Supply Chain Traceability

Importance of Traceability globally and why growers should get involved as a value-add to production
Global drivers of traceability
Complexities of traceability in the cotton value chain
Traceability options
What the export market wants

Panelists
• Shannon Mercer, FibreTrace®
• Brooke Summers, Cotton Australia
• Luke Wills, River Channel
• Sylvia Sietsema, Control Union

Facilitated by Sonia Kovacevic, Techstyler

12:30 pm

BREAK
Buffet Lunch

At Keytah Beer Garden, beside Head Office.

12:50 pm

FIBRETRACE® | KEYTAH ‘BULLRING’ THEATRE
Traceability Demonstration

Learn how FibreTrace®’s digital and physical traceability solutions work, and how you can get involved.

Hosted by Shannon Mercer, FibreTrace®

1:20 pm

IMPACT PANEL | KEYTAH ‘BULLRING’ THEATRE
Adaptive Agriculture and Innovative Solutions for Growers

Growing profitability through innovation and reduced inputs.

Panelists
• Allan Williams, CRDC
• David Statham, Sundown Pastoral Company
• Durelle Hammond, Fertec

Facilitated by Andrew Clennett, Founder & CEO, Hiringa

1:50 pm

IN FIELD
Practical Applications and Field Innovations

Buses will transport attendees to field sites to discuss practical application of automated irrigation and field innovations.

+ Q&A Session

Speakers
• Nick Gillingham, SPC
Cameron Stewart, SPC
Nathanial Phillis, SPC
• Grant Oswald, Padman Stops
• Durelle Hammond, Fertec

3:45 pm

IN FIELD
Thank-you

Adam Kay, Cotton Australia

4:00 pm

Buses depart Keytah for drop-offs at off-site parking and return to Moree.

4:45 pm

Buses return to Moree at Reynolds Fogarty bus Depot.