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Nuffield Australia 2011 Spring Tour report

All video presentations in this report can be found together on our 2011 Spring Tour channel at vimeo.com  Links to individual video presentations are also listed below.

The 2011 Scholar Presentations and Awards Dinner weekend was held at the Stamford Grand Hotel, Glenelg, South Australia on Saturday, 24 September and Sunday, 25 September 2011. The theme was ‘Innovation in Australian Farming’.

This event is a major highlight on the Nuffield Australia calendar as it gives the recently returned scholars an opportunity to present their findings of their experiences. In total, 13 Australian Scholars and one Irish Scholar presented to an audience of over 180. These included:

Edward Cox, whose topic was ‘Fodder production and dairy nutrition’, and was sponsored by Dairy Australia and the Australian Dairy Conference. Download presentation (1.7 MB)   >>> Watch on video

Helen Thomas, whose topic was ‘Investigating the preservation of agricultural landscapes’, and was sponsored by Landmark.  Download presentation (3.0 MB)   >>> Watch on video

Brad Stillard, whose topic was ‘Using saline water with irrigation’, and who was sponsored by the Australian Processing Tomato Growers and Horticulture Australia Limited.  Download presentation (2.9 MB)   >>> Watch on video

Ben Hooper, whose topic was ‘New apiculture techniques for hive and disease management’, and was sponsored by Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation Honeybee Research and Development Program.  Download presentation (1.5 MB)    >>> Watch on video

Steve Newman, whose topic was ‘To study automation and soil management’, and was sponsored by the National Vegetable R&D and Horticulture Australia Limited.  Download presentation (1.0 MB)   >>> Watch on video

Hieu (Hil) Minh Ly, whose topic was ‘Investigating hydroponic vegetable production’, and was sponsored by the National Vegetable R&D Levy and Horticulture Australia Limited.  Download presentation  (2.3 MB)   >>> Watch on video

Don Madden, whose topic was ‘Investigating the use of animal wastes to produce energy’, and was sponsored by Rabobank.  Download presentation (1.6 MB)   >>> Watch on video

Paul Adam, whose topic was ‘Cost-efficiencies in no-till cropping systems’, and was sponsored by Macquarie Agricultural Funds Management.  Download presentation (2.5 MB)   >>> Watch on video

Craig Duffield, whose topic was ‘The future of the family farm in marginal areas’, and was sponsored by the Grains Research and Development Corporation.  Download presentation (2.5 MB)   >>> Watch on video

Michael Foss, whose topic was ‘Corporate farming models in agriculture worldwide and the motives for investment’, and was sponsored by the Grains Research and Development Corporation.  Download presentation (1.9 MB)   >>> Watch on video

Lorre Herrod, whose topic was ‘Better productivity in cattle herds through improved quality rather than quantity’, and was sponsored by Macquarie Agricultural Funds Management.  Download presentation (2.8 MB)   >>> Watch on video

Shannon Mayfield, whose topic was ‘Profitability from livestock in increasingly tough rainfall conditions’, and was sponsored by Nufarm.  Download presentation (3.7 MB)   >>> Watch on video

Roma Britnell, whose topic was ‘Opportunities and challenges that the predicted nine billion population presents for Australian farmers’, and was sponsored by Landmark.  Download presentation (1.7 MB)   >>> Watch on video

Bill O’Keeffe, a 2010 Irish Scholar was also visiting Australia as part of his scholarship and he provided the audience with a snapshot of Irish and European agriculture. His sponsor is Peter Daly Trust.  Download presentation (467 k)   >>> Watch on video

Over 200 scholars, partners, sponsors and supporters attended the awards dinner on Saturday evening at the South Australian Jockey Club where 21 new 2012 scholars were awarded their scholarships.   >>> Watch on video

There was also a presentation of a 40-year Achievement Award presented to Mr Guy Wheal, 1971 Nuffield Scholar from South Australia. The evening also featured the George Wilson Oration, delivered by Professor Wynne Jones, a 1983 UK Scholar, in memory of the inaugural Chairman of Nuffield Australia.   >>> Watch on video

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