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Ethics Masterclass - Online Webinar

Tue 09, Jun 2020 4pm - 6pm (AEST)

The Emerging Ethics in Australian Agriculture - Online Webinar

POSTPONED Tasmania Workshop: Healthy Stock for Healthy Enterprises

Wed 13, May 2020 11am to 4pm

Healthy Stock for Healthy Enterprises: Optimising Management To Maximise Returns is temporarily POSTPONED and will be rescheduled later in the year.

AIA Webinar Tue 5 May 2020, 12.00 PM to 1.30 PM AEST

Tue 05, May 2020 12:00pm-1:30pm AEST

AIA Vic Division Lunch Meeting (Webinar only)

Tue 07, Apr 2020 12.00 PM to 1.30 PM

Our April speaker is Fiona Chambers, CEO of the Wheen Bee Foundation.

AIA 2020 Annual General Meeting

Sat 04, Apr 2020 1:30pm AEDT

UPDATE: The 2020 AGM will be held via teleconference.

WA Division: Young Professionals in Agriculture Forum & WA General Meeting

Wed 18, Mar 2020 8am - 12:30pm

Presentations from 5 Finalists for the AIA WA 'Young Professionals In Agriculture' Award & the AIA WA Division General Meeting

AEV Richardson Award - Victoria Division presentation event

Fri 13, Mar 2020 Friday 13th March 2020, 3pm-5pm

The Victorian Division would like to invite all AIA members and guests to attend the Victorian Student Awards to find out about the amazing work our students are doing.

Call for AIA Director Nominations

Thu 12, Mar 2020

As an AIA Member, are you ready to “step up to the plate” and take a leadership role in building the capacity and influence of Australian Agricultural and Natural Resource Professionals to help reach that Vision?

Victoria Division Lunch Meeting

Tue 03, Mar 2020 12PM to 1.30PM

The Australian Beef Industry – A Reflection by John Gunthorpe

Victoria Division Lunch Meeting

Tue 04, Feb 2020 12PM to 1.30PM AEDST

Come join us for the first luncheon event for 2020!
Australia's poultry industry & its future directions.

Victoria Division Lunch Meeting

Tue 03, Dec 2019 12.00 PM to 1.30 PM AEDST

Pasture Production Opportunities

AIA TAS: Ethics Masterclass

Thu 21, Nov 2019 4pm to 6pm

Ethics cannot be considered as a side dish. It must be core to what we do.

Climate Alliance - “Building Resilience” 2019

Tue 19, Nov 2019 3.00pm to 9.00pm

Exclusive discounts for AIA Members!
Do you work in risk? Interested in building resilience?
Do you work in an industry that could, is or will be impacted by the effects of climate change?
Want to learn how leaders are addressing the risks and challenges associated with climate change?
Then this Climate Alliance conference is for you!
Can’t make it to the conference? See below for webinar registration.

Victoria Division Lunch Meeting

Tue 12, Nov 2019 12 noon - 1.30pm AEST

Plastics role in food security: balancing environmental concerns

AIA TAS: The Evolution of Beef Cattle Breeding Technology

Fri 08, Nov 2019 7pm - 9.00pm

“The Evolution of Beef Cattle Breeding Technology - An Australian Case Study”.

The Ag Institute Australia Tasmanian Division warmly invite you to an informative and relaxing evening with guest speaker, Dr Peter Parnell, CEO of Angus Australia.

AIA Ethics Masterclass: The Rising Tide of Ethics in Australian Agriculture

Thu 31, Oct 2019 17:00-19:00

Exclusive discounts for AIA Members and students!

Victoria Division Lunch Meeting

Tue 01, Oct 2019 12 noon - 1.30pm AEST

Dairy Industry - the current state of play

AIA NSW & Thought For Food - AgriFood Tech Pitching Competition

Wed 25, Sep 2019 6pm – 9pm

Event Name: AgriFood Tech Pitching Competition
Date: Wednesday 25th September
Time: 6pm – 9pm
Venue: Cicada Innovations: 145/4 Cornwallis St, Eveleigh NSW 2015
Cost: AIA members, Student AIA Members & Though For Food network Free, Non-members $20
More info:

Registration by 22 September 2019:

AIA SA: Ag Tech Hackathon

Fri 13, Sep 2019 9am to 5 pm

The Ag Tech Hackathon is an event to encourage innovation among undergraduate and postgraduate students. Two workshops will provide training in developing an idea from an initial concept to a commercial reality. The event involves two workshops and a final presentation with the winning team or individual receiving a cash prize and a 6-month incubation period at ThincLab Waite.
While the competition is only open to tertiary students, Institute members can attend the two workshops.

Victoria Division Lunch Meeting

Tue 03, Sep 2019 12PM to 1.30PM

State-run Ag Farms, training in agricultural science, agriculture and farm management
In Australia, does having a university farm help or hinder the teaching of agricultural science, commercial agriculture and modern commercial farm management?

Ag Institute Australia TAS Event - Plant and Animal Biosecurity in Tasmania – Working Partnerships

Wed 28, Aug 2019 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Event Name: "Plant and Animal Biosecurity in Tasmania – Working Partnerships"
Date: Wednesday 28 August 2019
Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Venue: Lighthouse Hotel, 33 Victoria Street, Ulverstone, Tasmania
Cost: $22 AIA members, $26 Non Members, $17 Students
More info: Please contact Les Baxter on 0403 056 676 (

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Ag Institute Australia WA Division Ag Futures 2035 Conference

Tue 20, Aug 2019 09:30- 13:00

The Ag Institute Australia (AIA) WA Division invites you to attend our upcoming exciting 'Ag Futures 2035 - AIA Western Australia Division Conference' conference. Please see below for additional details:

Ag Institute Australia Victorian Division & La Trobe University Agriculture Students information session and networking event

Thu 08, Aug 2019 5pm - 7pm

Event Name: Ag Institute Australia Victorian Division & La Trobe University Agriculture Students information session and networking event
Date: Thursday 8 August 2019
Time: 5pm – 7pm
Venue: La Trobe University, Main Foyer, Agribio building, 5 Ring Rd, La Trobe University, Bundoora

Cost: AIA members, Students & La Trobe staff Free, Non AIA members & Non-La Trobe staff $10

More info:

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The University of Melbourne - Agriculture Students Information Session and networking event

Wed 07, Aug 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm

Event Name: Ag Institute Australia Victorian Division & The University of Melbourne - Agriculture Students Information Session and Networking Event
Date: Wednesday 7 August 2019
Time: 11:30am - 12:30pm
Venue: The University of Melbourne, Kimpton Theatre, Building B142, Royal Parade, Parkville
Cost: AIA members & Students - $0
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Victoria Division Lunch Meeting

Tue 06, Aug 2019 12.00 PM till 1.30 PM

Socialist Agriculture in East Germany, June 1978

This month’s speaker is Michael Graefe, FAIA, President, Ag Institute Australia, Victoria Division. Michael visited Dresden in the then German Democratic Republic (GDR) to reconnect with wider family after 33 years and to attend that nation’s only Educational AGRA Exhibition at Leipzig.

SA Division Dinner Meeting

Wed 03, Jul 2019 7pm - 9.30pm

The SA Division invites members and guests to a dinner meeting with Kate McBride.

The speaker:
Kate McBride is from Tolarno Station, near Menindee in the Western Division of NSW. She is currently completing a Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of Adelaide as well as being a Healthy River Ambassador. Kate is a strong advocate for the health of the Darling River and the Murray Darling Basin. She has strong views when it comes to water management and has done talks to schools and community events regarding the Darling River and Menindee lakes.

In 2017 Kate was elected by fellow landholders onto the Western Local Land Services (LLS) Board and is now the youngest board member since the organisation began. Since then Kate has also become chair of the Western Regional Weeds Committee.

Kate and her family were recently featured in an episode of Australian Stories on the ABC.

Date: Wednesday 3 July
Time & Venue: 7pm Edinburgh Hotel, Mitcham

RSVP: Glenn McDonald

Victoria Division Lunch Meeting - Irrigation Water for Agriculture

Tue 02, Jul 2019 12PM to 1.30PM

Irrigation Water for Agriculture

This month’s speaker is Euan Friday, B Eco, Grad Dip App Fin, Chartered Accountant, Chief Investment Officer Kilter Rural. Euan has been working with Kilter Rural for eleven years to deliver investor returns through investments in Australia’s scarce water resources. Euan maintains a personal agricultural connection, operating a sheep grazing operation on the family property near Mansfield, Victoria. Prior to joining Kilter Rural, Euan worked for ten years in Corporate Finance roles with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Melbourne and Central Europe, then seven years with STA Travel, initially as CFO and then as Managing Director Aust/NZ.

Victoria Division Lunch Meeting

Tue 04, Jun 2019 12 noon - 1.30pm AEST

Biological Control of Weeds & Invertebrate Pests

Dr Raelene Kwong, Senior Research Scientist, Invertebrate & Weed Sciences, Agriculture Victoria (Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions). She leads Victoria’s R&D programs on the biological control of weeds and invertebrate pests. She is the current President of the Weed Society of Victoria. After 15 years in the field of biological control, including a year in Darwin where she set up the Weed Warriors program, involving indigenous communities rearing Salvinia weevils. On her return studied and obtained her PhD through La Trobe University in 2016. Raelene’s presentation will provide an overview of the science behind biological control with emphasis on current research being undertaken by Agriculture Victoria.

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