Forum offers insight into agribusiness

April 04, 2018

Kelly Nicholson, Joy Duggan and Jacinda Herrett.

John Harvie and Des Bilske.

AGRIBUSINESS was in focus at the Moama Bowling Club recently when Committee for Echuca Moama (C4EM) partnered with the Central Victorian Agribusiness Forum for Horizon360.

The event featured speakers from across the industry offering updates, market insights and the challenges and opportunities facing the sector.

Local businesses including Kagome chief executive Jason Fritsch offered insights into one of the town’s largest producers and processors.

The focus of his presentation was the company’s ability to remain sustainable and profitable as a business and how they focus on delivering quality product.

Another speaker was Slade Beard from EcoThough who launched his new tech product on the day.

The company offered insights into non-mobile coverage farm data communications including a current farm trial and the initial results.

Michelle Sims, managing director of Wine In A Glass, also presented insights into the growth of their business and how they secured the wine contract for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

There were also presentations from Stanhope’s BioMix and the North Central Catchment Management Authority.

C4EM chief executive Martin Szakal said it was a timely event given the evolution and innovation of the agribusiness sector.

“It is time to take a full view of the industry to understand where we are and where we are going,’’ he said.

“Offering events like this is just one way to share ideas, initiatives, opportunities, challenges and success stories of agribusiness and discuss what the future looks like.”

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