Free Workshop and GAN AGM 2018

Friday 24th August, 2018

Austral Hotel, Korumburra

Free Workshop: 2:30 – 5:00pm

Designing a profitable farm grown timber sector for Gippsland

Gippsland is identified as a key region for this work for adding timber trees to multi-use farmland for both environmental and economic benefits.  In the last 10 years the area of planted forest has declined.  How can this trend be reversed?

Listen to the experts and then let us know what you think.

Followed by Dinner and the Gippsland Agroforestry Network AGM

Pre-dinner drinks will commence at 5:30pm

COST:         $30 for classy 2-course meal plus tea and coffee.

RSVP by Wednesday 22nd August to Frank Hirst  or mobile 0427 801 640

The Workshop Presenters are:

Professor Rod Keenan – Rod is a Professor in forest science with over 30 years’ experience.  He is leading the Next Generation Forest Planation Investment project and will outline the objective of this project and the issues identified that are stopping further planting of trees.

Rowan Reid – Rowan is a tree farmer, an internationally respected expert in Agroforestry and the creator of the very successful Master Tree Grower Program.  He is invited to reflect on his own experience and outline the critical factors for a successful tree farm enterprise.

Mr Peter Smyth – Peter is the manager of CERES Fair Wood, a new business looking to buy farm grown timber to sell into a wide variety of end uses.  Peter is invited to reflect how CERES Fair Wood can help expand the farm grown timber sector in Gippsland.