Past Event: Innovation Expo: Putting farmers first – driving decisions using data (NE Node event)

Vic Drought Hub - Farmland 1
    • Thu, August 24 20238:30am AEST
    • Fri, August 25 20232:00pm AEST
  • Day 1 - Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort
    Day 2 - Farm Tour
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Join the Vic Hub’s North-East Node, Riverine Plains, at their Innovation Expo.


This expo will focus on helping farmers future-proof and proactively manage their businesses in a rapidly changing global market.


Capturing data and using it to make decisions is becoming more important, especially when it comes to environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. Banks, insurance providers and end-users are increasing their scrutiny of Australian farming and business practices, which has the potential to impact Aussie farmers’ capacity to operate.

Sharing data with end-users is one way that farmers can demonstrate their sustainability credentials and gain access to markets. But what exactly are the types of data needed, and how will farmers be required to collect and report on this in the future?

To address this, speakers will answer key questions over the course of the Expo, inclduing:

  • How can farmers proactively and efficiently approach data collection to meet supply chain requirements?
  • Are there technologies that can help make data collection and reporting easier?
  • What is the role of AI and can we trust it?
  • What about privacy?
  • Can this data be used to help improve our on-farm decision making and help us become more sustainable in the long-term?




Riverine Plains Alvan Blanch Australia Innovation Conference

DAY 1: Thursday 24 August, 8:30am – 4:30pm

Conference speakers include:


DAY 1: 6–11 pm

Riverine Plains New Edge Microbials Gala Fundraising Dinner

This black-tie event is about having fun, getting together, and raising money to support the future of agriculture in our region. Raise funds for the Riverine Plains Scholarship Programming our charity auction. Entertainment with well-known comedian, Jean Kittson. 


DAY 2 – Friday 25 August, 8am-2pm

Riverine Plains Alvan Blanch Australia Farm Tour

Showcasing on-farm livestock and grain farming innovations across the region, the Riverine Plains Alvan Blanch Australia Farm Tour will take a practical look at how farmers are adopting and employing new technologies and data to make better and more sustainable decisions.





Tickets now available

There are 4 different ticket types, including a 50% discount for Riverine Plains members (check your email for your discount code).

The Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort is offering expo delegates a 10% discount on room bookings. Please contact reception to secure your accommodation and discount: