From our farmers: why you need to secure your evokeAG. 2020 early bird tickets

Farmers from Deniliquin, Wagga Wagga and Mareeba share their evokeAG. highlights and with just one week left to secure your early bird tickets, it’s time to save your seat at the Asia Pacific’s largest agrifood tech event.

evokeAG. is making a big return to the iconic Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne, Australia on 18-19 February 2020. Our inaugural event was a sell-out and those wishing to attend in 2020 are encouraged to secure their early bird tickets online to guarantee their spot in new conversations on the event’s three key themes: food, farm and future.

Deniliquin mixed irrigation farmer Kellie Crossley said a personal highlight of the 2019 event was the opportunity to engage with the Israeli speakers and delegates.

“They have challenged traditional farming practices and are now world-leading innovators in the agricultural industry; their presentations were inspiring and thought provoking. I left evokeAG. feeling motivated and energised to apply new practices and technologies on farm,” said Ms Crossley.

We understand farmers are dealing with extremely tough conditions and don’t always have the luxury to be able to think about attending events so far down the track. To that notion, Ms Crossley said despite the conditions, producers who book tickets won’t have regrets.
“We left Deniliquin feeling pretty flat. We are in a drought and had zero water allocation for irrigation. But when we got to the event our mood lifted – the panel sessions were so motivating and the networking was incredible.

“The emergence on new agricultural technologies is incredible, and Australian farmers need to be able to understand how they can apply this to their business to increase profit and remain sustainable. The event highlighted to us where farming in the future needs to go and gave us some alternative ideas on how this can happen.”

Beef producer from Wagga Wagga Michael Gooden said all producers should consider going to evokeAG. for the networking, and to see what’s coming up on the horizon.

“Rob McGavin and David Blackmore were some speakers from this year’s event which really resonated with me. They shared that similar story of ‘overnight success that took 30 years to build’ and it was a reminder that perseverance will pay off.” Lime, avocado and mango farmer Jessica Fealy from Mareeba QLD said the 2019 event was critical in helping her future-proof her orchards.

“I was exposed to future-thinking conversations and ideas which I took back to my property, for example, ensuring we plant our trees closer together so that one day, when we introduce mechanised harvesting, we will be robot-ready.

“I met farmers from across Australia and discovered new trends and discussed the challenges and opportunities on our horizon. I certainly walked away feeling inspired.”

What’s also critical to us is to ensure we get our future industry leaders to our event. To that effect, we have introduced a special Student ticket.

Lockhart local and University of New England student Charlie Bergmeier said the networking and industry exposure as a student is unbeatable.

“The 2019 event broadened my horizons. I met so many different people from our industry and got some great work experience contacts such as Hummingbird Technologies. I’m from a family farm and the conversations make you more future-focussed. We are looking towards rolling out a more rigorous soil testing program on our property,” said Mr Bergmeier.

Along with our two-day early bird ticket, we have also introduced two special discounted tickets for 2020:

  • A two-day Primary Producer ticket to ensure our farmers are at the centre of these discussions. Primary Producer early bird tickets are $660.00 (including GST)
  • A two-day Student ticket for $440 (including GST), limited to 100 tickets

The opportunity to access tickets at the early bird rate closes on Friday, 12 July 2019. For more information about evokeAG. 2020 and to buy tickets, visit evokeag.com

Help us connect, inspire, innovate and position Australia, New Zealand and Asia as active players in the international agrifood tech ecosystem.

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