The two-day Cotton Collective Industry Forum covered a huge range of topics, from research & development, connected agriculture and technology, to positioning Australian cotton in the world fibre market.
Cotton Australia CEO, Adam Kay, says the organisation convenes the event every two years, with this year’s Collective gathering an impressive line-up of expert speakers.
“The 2017 Cotton Collective brought together the whole industry to discuss the most important issues facing growers,” Mr Kay says. “It was also an extremely valuable forum for those in the industry to learn about the latest technology, which is crucial to maintain the industry’s high standards for productivity.”
“This year’s program and speaker line-up was extremely diverse, giving attendees a broad variety of topics covering many issues affecting cotton growers.”
“The cotton industry has grown rapidly in southern NSW in recent years, with many farmers becoming cotton growers for the first time, so we were happy to devote a significant portion of the Collective’s agenda to issues important to new growers.”
Session topics and speakers at the Cotton Collective Industry Forum included: