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Virtual Delegate Registration is Open
In-person delegate registration for conference events is closed.
Australian Biological Farming (Hybrid*) Conference and Expo 2022
2 - 5 December 2022
Southern Cross University, Lismore NSW, Australia
Delegate Registration Fees
In-person delegate fees include: Welcome Reception, Conference Sessions, Conference Dinner and Expo entry. Pre/post conference activities require additional fees. All prices are in Australian dollars (AUD).
SoilCare Member & Student Discounts
Note: Student discount requires name of institution and student ID number.
* A Hybrid conference offers a set amount of delegates to attend the physical conferencing event live and additional delegates will be able to attend online; live or at a later time.
**Delegates who attend on-line are virtual delegates.
Closed Conference Activities Additional Cost - delegates only.
2022 Conference Schedule
Friday, 2 December
Pre-conference Farm Tours & Workshop
5.00PM Delegate Registration - P Block
5.00 PM Expo Opening -P Block
5.00 to 7.00PM Welcome Reception in P Block
Saturday, 3 December
8.00 AM Delegate Registration P Block
8.00 AM Expo Opens P Block
9.00 AM Conference Sessions Whitebrook Theatre
5.15 PM Conference Drinks in Expo (P Block)
6.15 PM Conference Dinner - The Deck
Sunday, 4 December
8.30 AM Conference Sessions Start
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Monday, 5 December
8.45 Post Conference Workshop
Southern Cross University (SCU), Lismore Campus, Military Rd. Lismore, NSW Australia. Only 1 hour & 20 min from the Gold Coast International Airport and 25 minutes from Ballina Regional Airport, the SCU Lismore campus is set within 75 hectares of lush, sub-tropical grounds, landscaped gardens and rainforest walkways. The campus is located in a region acknowledged for its natural beauty and creative culture.
2022 International Speakers
Bob Shaffer - in-person
Bob Shaffer is a horticulturist, agronomist and viticulturist for Soil Culture Consulting. Twelve years ago Bob relocated from the heart of the famous wine producing region of Napa – Sonoma in California to Kona, Hawaii to his coffee and tropical fruit farm . Bob has been consulting and training farmers in sustainable, science based farming systems in sub-tropical and temperate environments for over 35 years.
In addition to a plenary and a breakout session Bob will be presenting the Cover Crops - Pre Conference Workshop along with Alan Coates.
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