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AIA Victorian Division Lunch Meeting [Webinar available]

Tue 04, Dec 2018 12.00 PM till 1.30 PM AEST

Dr Jock Allison, B.Agr.Sc., M.Agr.Sc., Lincoln, PhD., Sydney 1970, ONZM, FNZIPIM is visiting from New Zealand. He was Director of AgResearch (Crown Research Institute) 1992 to 1999, the NZ Wool Board 2000 to 2003. Received an ONZM (Officer of the NZ Order of Merit,), 2000, Lincoln Bledisloe Medalist 2003.

Jock completed his PhD studies in reproductive physiology. Worked alongside Doug Killeen at the University’s property at Jerilderie. Returned to the Ministry of Agriculture Research Station at Invermay close to Dunedin in 1970. Became Regional Director of Agricultural Research for the Southern South Island for MAF in 1978, and during an 8 year tenure increased the number of scientists from 20 to 45, built new facilities and greatly increased the flow of information to the farming industry.

AIA Victorian Division Lunch Meeting - Webinar available

Tue 13, Nov 2018 12.00 PM till 1.30 PM


Our speaker Dr Bob Redden will provide a comprehensive overview on the topic of GMO. The importance of GMO crops worldwide, history, development and commercialisation, diversity of crops & uses of the products including food safety.

AIA Victorian Division Lunch Meeting - Webinar available

Tue 02, Oct 2018 12.00 PM till 1.30 PM

Graeme Smith (CPAg) is an expert in Protected Agriculture or Vertical Farms & PFAL will review the innovation in global urban farming.


Wed 12, Sep 2018 8:45am

Perennial Pasture Systems is holding its annual conference PPS 10 years on, looking forward and moving back tomorrow (12th September) in Ararat (Victoria).

Victoria Division Lunch Meeting

Tue 04, Sep 2018 12.00pm - 1.30pm

This month’s Lunch will feature Will Dalton, Manager (Food and Fibre Sector Policy), Agriculture Victoria. He will give an overview of Agricultural Production in Victoria. It will include a discussion on the opportunities for value adding both current and the future. This will include facts and statistics on export and domestic outlets for this produce plus information on the future direction on new and emerging technologies, their suitability and adoption. He will advise on the programs, systems and processes that the State of Victoria has in position to assist.

AIA Victorian Ag Professionals Event

Thu 05, Jul 2018 6:30pm - 8:30pm

An Ag Professionals event is planned as a mid-semester function for current and prospective students and early career members. Student membership consists of students from Charles Sturt University, University of New England, La Trobe University, Monash University and The University of Melbourne, with their residential address being in Victoria. The purpose of the evening is to provide a venue where current, prospective students and early career members can mingle, exchange ideas and generally get to know each other. The function will be a casual evening providing the opportunity to network and share experiences with other members.

AIA Victorian Division Lunch Meeting

Tue 03, Jul 2018 12.00 PM - 1.30 PM

Venue, Elgin Inn Hotel, 75 Burwood Road, Hawthorn, 1st Floor. W: Please purchase your food and drink requirements downstairs then head upstairs. RSVP: Friday 29 June. Webinar available. Contact Bill Lewis: M 0417 146 800, Text or E

Victoria Division Lunch Meeting

Tue 05, Jun 2018 12.00 PM till 1.30 PM

Victoria Division Lunch Meeting - Tuesday 5 June 18

Beef Cattle Twinning

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Victoria Division Lunch Meeting

Tue 01, May 2018 12pm - 1:30pm

Ag & Vet Research - what's in the pipeline

The AIA has a number of talented members undertaking PhD's at Agriculture Victoria / La Trobe University in the AgriBio building. This next Lunch will feature short talks on the new directions and techniques in research and some of the projects being undertaken.

AIA VIC Division Lunch - April 2018

Tue 03, Apr 2018 12.00pm to 1.30pm

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AIA VIC Division Lunch

Tue 06, Mar 2018 11.30am to 1.30pm

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AIA VIC Division Lunch

Tue 05, Dec 2017 12.00pm to 1.30pm

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Victoria Division Lunch - Tuesday 14 November 2017

Tue 14, Nov 2017 12:00pm

Dairying - Where at, Where to?”, is the topic that will be investigated by Kevin Maher, B Agr Sc, Melb Uni, 1960. He worked as an Agricultural Extension Officer, Victorian Department of Agriculture then consulted with J. P. Makeham & Associates.

AIA Divisional Engagement Networking Event - “sharing experiences in agriculture”

Mon 13, Nov 2017 5:30pm - 7:30pm

The Ag Institute Australia (AIA) board would like to invite you to attend the following networking event to coincide with the Divisional Engagement Board meetings in Carlton, Victoria.

Victoria Division Lunch - Tuesday 5 September 2017

Tue 05, Sep 2017 12:00pm to 1:30pm

The Victoria Division September luncheon, is highlighted by Prof. Alan Trounson speaking about Nuclear Transfer in farm animals.

Victoria Division Lunch - Tuesday 1st August 2017

Tue 01, Aug 2017 12:00pm - 2:00pm

The talk titled Application of sensor technologies to improve productivity and welfare of livestock will be provided by Dr Markandeya (Mark) Jois, BVSc., MVSc., PhD, Senior Lecturer, School of Life Sciences, La Trobe University

AIA Victoria Division Lunch: Better Livelihood Outcomes for Rural Villagers in Lao PDR

Tue 04, Jul 2017 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Dr John Allen BVSc MBA PhD, Program Leader - Regional Program, CSIRO - Australian Animal Health Laboratory, Geelong Vic., will explain his research that achieved improved pig production, cross border market access; and reduced impact from pig associated zoonotic diseases - using One Health System Approach

Beneficial Microbes in Agriculture Talk at National Hotel Complex, 182/186 High St, Bendigo

Wed 21, Jun 2017 6 p.m. Dinner, 7 p.m. Presentation & Q&A

The talk will cover a range of microbes used in current agricultural systems. Learn about rhizobium bacteria that convert nitrogen from the air into plant available nitrogen. Learn how these microbes are mass produced and then added back on to legume crops such as fababeans, lentils, vetch, field pea, chickpeas and lupins.

Victorian Division Lunch Meeting 6th June

Tue 06, Jun 2017 11.45 for 12:00 start

The next AIA VICTORIAN DIVISION LUNCHEON MEETING is on Tuesday, 6th June 2017 at The Elgin Inn, 75 Burwood Road, Hawthorn

The event will start at midday sharp.

Get well informed and stimulated by our Guest Speaker:

Dr. Turlough Guerin, MAIA on the topic;
'Should Large-Scale Power Stations Be Built on Agricultural Land?'

New Breeding Techniques in Animal and Plant Production

Mon 10, Apr 2017 5.30-6.30 pm

Discussion with David Hudson and Dr Carl Ramage around new breeding technologies such as oligo-directed mutagenesis, site-directed nuclease techniques, RNA interference, grafting, agro-infiltration and breeding techniques producing null segregants

The Last Victorian Committee Luncheon Meeting For This Year

Tue 02, Dec 2014 12pm

Will be held on Tuesday 2nd December at The Elgin Inn, Burwood Road Hawthorn.
The agenda will deal with a Review of the current year, Next Year’s Program that includes Guest Speakers, and Other Issues of Importance to our members and potential ones.

Proceedings begin at 12 Noon and feel free to bring other interested individuals along.

Getting There:
Either by METRO train to Hawthorn Station or take a No. 75 Tram that originates in Flinders Street to Stop 26 at Hawthorn, The Elgin some 70 metres uphill on the same side.
You are only expected to pay for your own reasonably priced food and drink.

As Jim Hooper is overseas, please advise Bill Lewis if you are attending by email or mobile 0417 146 800.

AIA VIC: The Agrimaster Forum On Doubling Agricultural Output By 2030

Wed 19, Nov 2014


19 NOVEMBER 2014 |09:30am – 10:00pm | Melbourne Showgrounds, Ascot Vale VIC

Is the Victorian coalition government’s aim aspirational, heroic or wishful thinking?

What can Southern Australia do to increase output, productivity and profitability?

These questions will be answered at the AIA Agrimaster forum 2030 workshop. Held at the Melbourne Showgrounds on November 19th a mixture of industry leaders and rising agricultural professionals will examine the four major sectors; horticulture, grain, dairy and meat.

The event will also showcase the AIA National Student Award in which 6 state finalists will compete for the 2014 title.

To read more, click on the event title.

VIC May 2014 Forum

Wed 07, May 2014

AIA Victorian Division’s first forum for 2014 May 7 @ No. 1 Spring Street, Melbourne

Win! Win! Energy Outcomes