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Dr Fiona Dempster gives her perspective at The UWA Institute of Agriculture’s 2023 Industry Forum

UWA CAED's Deputy Director, Dr Fiona Dempster, was invited to speak at the IOA's 17th Industry Forum held on 19th July 2023 at the UWA Club Auditorium.

The forum explored the topic 'Paving the way for the next generation of WA agriculture' and as usual the event was well attended, attracting over 200 attendees.

Dr Dempster gave her perspective on how researchers can best engage with farmers to maximise the impact of their work.

The UWA Institute of Agriculture Industry Forum provides an opportunity to hear different perspectives and experiences on the topics, participate in a panel discussion, and network over a catered sundowner.

This year's presenters included the following industry leaders, researchers and farmers:

  • Trevor Whittington - Chief Executive, WA Farmers

  • Dr Fiona Dempster - Farmer and Deputy Director, UWA Centre for Agricultural Economics & Development (CAED)

  • Sally Panizza - Director, Agricultural Education, Department of Education

  • Georgia Pugh - NeXtgen Agri consultant, Narrikup farming family

  • Ben MacNamara - Chief Executive Officer, CBH Group

  • Nick Eyres - Agronomist, project manager and RnD coordinator

If you were unable to attend in-person, or wish to share this event with friends and colleagues, we encourage you to watch the full recording on YouTube.

Contacts at UWA:

Rosanna Candler:

Fiona Dempster:


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