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2018 Congress Program


The NFF 2018 National Congress theme is Diversify

This year's Congress will focus on how diverse thinking can
shape the farm sector's future in a range of areas, including:

Our People
People with new backgrounds and skills are continually reshaping our industry and the communities it supports. We'll look at how we can harness the energy and ideas of new participants.

Our Farms
Our competitive edge relies on embracing diverse new business, farm management and environmental stewardship practices. We'll uncover the latest research and technology aimed at making our farms more efficient and sustainable.

Our Leaders
Farming and political leaders will share their thoughts on the industry's challenges and opportunities. We will also explore how we pave the way for greater diversity in agricultural leadership – from the farm table to the world stage.

Our Global Markets
Global forces have a profound ability to impact Australian agriculture. Congress 2018 will examine global conditions,and how policies which diversify everything from our export markets to our capital sources, can place us on a strong footing for the future.


6:00pm Official Congress Cocktail Function Event: National Museum of Australia

Program format

The program will be dynamic and interactive with a range of session formats, including thought-provoking presentation, panel discussions and audience Q&A.

Exhibition showcase

There will be an open-plan innovation, technology, products and services showcase where all congress breaks will be held.

Congress Cocktail

A unique cocktail -style event will showcase the diversity of the local Canberra region produce and the farmers who produce it. Coach transfers to and from the venue and the hotels will be provided.

Download the Program

Click here to view the Official Congress Information.