Welcome to the NFF 2012 National Congress
The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) National Congress 2012 was held at the Australian Institute of Sport Arena in Canberra on Monday 22 and Tuesday 23 October, bringing together more than 300 delegates from across Australian agriculture: farmers, industry and government from grass roots to global.
Food and Fibre Boom
The NFF Congress is the major biennial event for Australian agriculture: the opportunity for the agricultural sector to come together to cement our position nationally and globally and to ensure that we remain at the forefront of the latest developments and opportunities, from a grass roots level to a global level.
The Congress focused on the concepts of future food and fibre security and the opportunities for Australian agriculture in feeding and clothing the world. It will be the Australian food and fibre boom that helps feed and clothe the growing world population, helps secure Australia’s position in the Asian century and helps Australia grow its exports – both produce and knowledge.
Key speakers at Congress included the Australian Prime Minister, the Hon. Julia Gillard MP; the Opposition Leader, the Hon. Tony Abbott MP; the Federal Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Senator the Hon. Joe Ludwig; Minister for Trade, the Hon. Dr Craig Emerson MP; the Shadow Minister for Agriculture and Food Security, the Hon. John Cobb MP; the Leader of the Australian Greens, Senator the Hon. Christine Milne; Independent Rob Oakeshott MP - among many others!
The NFF thanks all delegates for attending the NFF's 2012 National Congress. On this site you will find the key speeches, presentations and photos from Congress.
The NFF wishes to thank its Congress sponsors: principal sponsor Coles, Art of Farming sponsor Woolworths, supporters DAFF and Santos, coffee hub sponsors QGC and NAB Agribusiness, lunch sponsors Landmark and AgStewardship Australia, morning tea sponsors Suncorp Bank Agribusiness, session sponsor and RIRDC.
We also wish to thank our Congress exhibitors: NFF corporate partner Prime Super, Nissan Fleet, ConnectingSpaces, Seasonal Worker Program, FarmApps, Invasive Animal CRC and John Deere.
For a summary of the key speakers, discussion and highlights of the NFF National Congress, view the special Congress edition of the NFF's fortnightly e-newsletter, the NFF AGvocate.
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