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The two-day conference will kick-off on SUNDAY JUNE 26 with Registration and Meet & Greet. MONDAY JUNE 27 IS CONFERENCE DAY, concluding with the FIELD DAY at Robert's Turf Supplies on TUESDAY JUNE 28. 


TurfBreed's 2022 National Grower Conference

It’s back on, TurfBreed’s 2022 National Grower Conference will be held at the Sunshine Coast’s Surfair/Ramada Marcoola this June 26 – 28. After a two year wait, the two-day Conference and Field Day will focus on Growing Stronger Together as an Australian turf network.

Highlights include:

  • The hottest topic on the agricultural scene – Getting more for Less

Dr Gregg Munshaw from Pinnacle Ag Research Chief Scientist & Director of Agronomy (US), talks about how to produce turfgrass more efficiently.

  • Will Schnell, renowned sports turf manager whose past experiences include managing the iconic Rose Bowl Sports Ground at Pasadena in the US.
  • TurfBreed’s R&D developments.
  • A panel of the turf industry’s leading chemical authorities discussing – The Future Challenges and opportunities of chemicals in turf.
  • A Q&A with TurfBreed’s Work, Health and Safety Ambassador – Gavin Howie from Turf NT, who’ll explain how a serious accident changed his overall attitude to onfarm safety.
  • After the floods – a panel of growers from both NSW and QLD offering their advice following the worst floods in history to hit the industry.
  • A line-up of turf supply chain partners both at the Conference and Field Day.
  • A range of turf machinery and demonstrations at the Field Day.

The Conference will most importantly provide an opportunity for delegates and sponsors to build networks and share their expertise and services all in the one central location.



Register now and to be part of one of the Australian Turf Industry’s key events of the year!

PREMIUM SPONSOR

SILVER SPONSOR

EXHIBITORS

For more details on Conference Packages contact Conference Coordinator M: 0416 588 065

EVENT AND HOTEL LOCATION

SURFAIR / RAMADA MARCOOLA BEACH HOTEL


Tickets

1

  • FULL CONFERENCE REGISTRATION ( All inclusive) 26-28 June 2022

    Includes Pre-Conference Drinks, Attendance to all sessions on Conference Day, Conference Dinner and Field Day. Including refreshments/meals + return transport from hotel to Field Day Event.

    $389.00

3

  • EXTRA DINNER TICKET (Spouse or Guests). 27 June 2022

    TGC22 Growing Stronger Together Conference Dinner Event ONLY. Monday 27th JUNE 2022 6.30pm - 9.30pm (Drinks included)

    $150.00

4

  • FIELD DAY ONLY - ROBERT'S TURF SUPPLIES FARM. 28 June 2022

    TGC22 Growing Stronger Together FIELD DAY ONLY. Tuesday 28 JUNE 2022 (Transport not included) Includes Morning Tea and Lunch

    $75.00

2 , 4

  • CONFERENCE DAY + FIELD DAY ONLY 27-28 JUNE 2022

    CONFERENCE DAY Monday 27th June 2022 8am-5pm. including Refreshments and Lunch. FIELD DAY - Tuesday 28th 9.30am -2.15pm including refreshments and Lunch. Does not include any evening event.

    $289.00

Other

  • TGC22 Dinner + Field Day only

    $225.00

Speakers

Megan Woodward

MC, Freelance Media Specialist & Journalist
We are excited to introduce you to Megan Woodward, our conference Master of Ceremony. Born and... More

Dr. Gregg Munshaw

Keynote Speaker, Chief Scientist & Director of Agronomy. Pinnacle Ag Research.
Dr Gregg Munshaw is the Chief Scientist and Director of Agronomy at Pinnacle Ag Research Center... More

Damien Rossi

Keynote Speaker, Found. Sales & Marketing
TurfBreed welcomes the expertise of Damien Rossi to talk about your Sales and Marketing... More

Gavin Howie

Speaker, Turf NT
Gavin Howie had his life turned completely upside down following a serious farm accident where... More

Steve Burt

Speaker, TurfBreed
Steve Burt is co-founder and Managing Director of TurfBreed and has more than 30 years’... More

Dr. Andrew Fletcher

Speaker, TurfBreed/ Research Scientist
Andrew has a strong background in scientific research and brings his practical and academic... More

Chris & Joanna Hulland

Show & Tell, Advance Turf
Family owned. Family run. Family focussed. Advance Turf Instant Lawns is an Australian... More

Peter Nicholls

Speaker, Trident Finance
In Peter Nicholl’s past he has worked in real estate, the entertainment industry (as a... More

John Keleher

Moderator Panel Session, Australian Lawn Concepts & TPI Board Member
John is one of the country’s leading turf agronomists and has worked extensively as an... More

Bruce Yelland

Speaker, Moshie
Bruce Yelland, Moshie – Enterprise coaching and development   Bruce Yelland is no... More

Dr. Brett Morris

Panelist, Turf and Landscape AUS NZ/ Syngenta
Dr Brett Morris is the Technical Services Manager - Turf and Landscape for Australia and New... More

Dr Sam Kleemann

Panelist, Plant Science Consulting
Dr Sam Kleemann has been involved in Weeds Research for more than 20 years. Formally as a... More

Peter Kirby

Panelist, Indigo Specialty Products
Peter has worked within the turf and ornamental industry in both commercial and technical roles... More

Dave Raison

Panelist, TurfPlus
David Raison has been involved in agriculture for most of his working life and the turf industry... More

Will Schnell

Speaker, Sports Turf Consultant with Mountain View Seeds.
Will Schnell is a Sports Turf Consultant with Mountain View Seeds – a United States (US)... More

Michael Angus

Dinner Guest Speaker, Jerrycan Films
Mick Angus is a film and TV producer based in southeast Queensland and principal of production... More

What's on the Program

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Pool Garden Terrace.

Pre-Conference Welcome Drinks & Registration

3.00PM -REGISTRATION OPENS
Sunshine Coast’s Surfair/Ramada Marcoola Hotel Reception

5.00 PM -PRE-CONFERENCE DRINKS & CANAPES  
Surfair/Ramada Marcoola Hotel – On the Green

6.00 PM WELCOME ADDRESS  
▪ TurfBreed’s Chairman, Sandy Bauman

Meet with delegates and mingle at our pre-conference welcome drinks and activities. 

 

Duration: 2 hours
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
BALLROOM

Conference Day

8.00am WELCOME ADDRESS  Megan Woodward - MC, Steve Burt -TurfBreed’s Managing Director

8.15am KEYNOTE SPEAKER  "Getting more for Less”
▪ Pinnacle Ag Research Chief Scientist & Director of Agronomy (USA), Dr Gregg  Munshaw

9.15am  MARKETING SPECIALIST  “Knowing how you create value and insuring you get paid for it”
▪ Foundmpr Team – Partner, Damien Rossi


10.00am    MORNING TEA 


10.35am RESILIENCE BUILDING YOUR FARM Turf QLD (Hugo Struss) and Bruce Yelland – Moshie. “Building resilience and a robust business model” 

11.30am TURFBREED “Looking to the Future”
▪ TurfBreed’s Managing Director, Steve Burt


12.20pm    LUNCH

1.40pm  INTRODUCING “TurfBreed’s new TurfRnD facility & IronCutter™ – Australia’s latest elite hybrid bermuda grass”
▪ TurfBreed’s Senior Research Scientist, Dr Andrew Fletcher

▪ Mountain View Seeds Sports Turf Consultant (USA), Will Schnell

2.15pm SHOW AND TELL -“A grower case study”

▪ Advance Turf Instant Lawns (VIC), Joanna & Chris Hulland

2.40pm AGRICULTURAL FINANCE  “Ag. Finance Trends & Importing  Machinery”  Grower Case Study ▪ Trident Financial Group, Peter Nichols


 3.00pm   AFTERNOON TEA 


3.25 pm   Q&A WITH TURFBREED’S WH&S AMBASSADOR  “How a serious accident changed his overall attitude to onfarm Safety”    Moderator – Megan Woodward
▪ Turf Grower Gavin Howie, Turf NT

▪ TurfPlus, David Raison -“The state of the Australian turf industry’s WH&S”

4.00pm   Q&A with TURF’S LEADING CHEMICAL AUTHORITIES  “The future challenges and opportunities of chemicals in turf regarding resistance and new product development”   Moderator – John Keleher

  • Dr Brett Morris, Syngenta (outlines the huge investment that goes into agrichemicals each year for Syngenta) 
  • Dr Sam Kleenan, Plant Science Consulting (explains how chemical resistance for vital turf chemicals is growing)
  • Peter Kirby, Indigo Specialty Products (Chemical resistance and the state of play on Australia's turf industry)
  • Ashley Neuendorf, Living Turf

5.00pm  CONFERENCE CLOSES

Duration: 9 hours
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Conference Dinner

6.30pm.         PRE-DINNER CONFERENCE DRINKS  

Sunshine Coast’s Surfair – On the Green/Bistro Terrace

7.00pm - 9.30pm     CONFERENCE DINNER  Surfair/Ramada Marcoola MC  – Megan Woodward

  •  GUEST SPEAKER - Mick Angus - Director/Producer at DMA Creative  - “Every journey has a story”
  •    CHARITY AUCTION  - All proceeds to go to the Turf Growers’ Benevolent Fund

 

Duration: 3 hours
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Field Day - ROBERTS TURF

Robert's Turf Supplies Welcomes TurfBreed Growers

 

9.30am – 2.15pm

WELCOME TO THE FIELD DAY  

  • TurfBreed
  • Robert’s Turf Supplies

PRESENTATION 1.

“Issues and Solutions” Ask the experts your key turf issues
▪ Dr Brett Morris and the Syngenta Team

PRESENTATION 2.

“IronCutter™ – speak to the experts from both the US and Australia and find out all you need know as to why it is the newest elite hybrid bermudagrass to hit Australia”

  • Mountain View Seeds Sports Turf Consultant (USA), Will Schnell
  • Mountain View Seeds Vice-President (USA), Adam Russell
  • TurfBreed’s Senior Research Scientist, Dr Andrew Fletcher
  • Turf Grower (ALC), John Keleher

PRESENTATION 3.

“Efficient use of fertiliser and reducing costs”
▪ GTS Director & Head Agronomist, Dr Paul Spencer

MACHINERY & CHEMICAL DEMOS.

* Morning Tea & Lunch Provided.

    

 

Duration: 5.5 hours

CONTACT US

Let us know if you have any queries or suggestion, we would love to hear from you!

TurfBreed Growers Conference 0416 588 065