UWA IOA 2024 Industry Forum

The UWA Institute of Agriculture warmly invites all interested members of the public to register to attend its 18th annual Industry Forum at The University Club of WA.

This year, we will be tackling the urgent and oft-controversial question: Can agriculture reach Net Zero?

The event will feature a lively discussion between agriculture industry leaders and analysts, innovative researchers and working farmers. Following the formal program, all attendees are invited to join us for a fully-catered networking sundowner.


The 2024 Industry Forum will be opened by the Hon. Reece Whitby MLA - Minister for Energy, Environment, and Climate Action.

  • Welcome to Country: Heidi Mippy - Indigenous Liaison Manager, Curtin University
  • Keynote speaker: Dr Michael Crawford - Chief Exectuve Officer of CRC for High Performance Soils
  • Professor Ross Kingwell - AEGIC & DPIRD Chief economist and Professor of agricultural economics, UWA
  • Tony Seabrook - President of Pastoralists and Graziers Association


The panel will be facilitated by Planfarm agronomy consultant Rob Grima.

  • Debbie Dowden - Challa Station pastoralist and Master of Environmental Science (Research)
  • Peter Metcalfe - Director of AgWA Consulting Services
  • Rebecca Kelly - 2023 CBH Nuffield scholar and Mingenew farmer
  • Richard Brake - Farm Business Advisor, Richard Brake Consulting Pty Ltd

This event is supported by CSBP and Farmers Ltd Jubilee of Agriculture Science Fellowship

Can't attend in person? No problems! The UWA Institute of Agriculture shares recordings of all its lectures and events on YouTube. Check out our channel here.

Event Details

DATE: 17/07/2024
FROM: 1:15pm
TO: 7:00pm
LOCATION: The University Club of Western Australia Ground Floor Auditorium Hackett Drive Crawley, WA 6009
INDUSTRY: All Industries

Organiser details

CONTACT: The UWA Institute of Agriculture
ORGANISATION: The UWA Institute of Agriculture

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