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The Australian Rice Growers’ Conference brings industry and influence together through education, support, and future led conversation.

Will you be joining us in Griffith for #RiceConf23?

Thursday 10 August ‘23

10:30am – 1:30pm


Pick up location: Griffith Regional Theatre

Hop on the bus and start your conference experience with an agricultural focused tour. Choose between the following options; Tour A: Aquna Sustainable Murray Cod, delegates will get an insider’s look at Aquna’s hatchery ponds located in Bilbul. By using a land-based aquaculture model, Aquna has one of the lowest environmental footprints in their industry. Tour B: Murrumbidgee Irrigation (MI), delegates will see firsthand MI’s state of the art irrigation operations centre at the MI headquarters in Hanwood. Both tours will meet at Yarran Wines for lunch and a wine tasting guided by owner and winemaker Sam Brewer. Yarran craft award winning wines with sustainability at the forefront of each vintage.

1:30pm – 3:00pm

Ricegrowers’ Association Annual General Meeting

Burley Griffin Room, Griffith Regional Theatre

RGA members and industry stakeholders are invited to attend the Ricegrowers’ Association Annual General Meeting.

3:30pm – 5:30pm

AgriFutures Rice Program RD&E update

Burley Griffin Room, Griffith Regional Theatre

You know you pay a rice levy, but do you know how the AgriFutures Rice Program is managing and investing that levy in research, development and extension (RD&E)? This RD&E Update showcases the important work being done as part of the Program, including over 14 projects currently underway, as well as a raft of new projects commencing this year as the Program ramps up towards an annual spend of $10M. Be introduced to these new projects, receive an overview of current projects and learn how the Program is set to deliver for industry and optimise return on the levy investment and on-farm adoption.

5:30pm – 7:30pm

Welcome hosted by AgriFutures Australia

Burley Griffin Room, Griffith Regional Theatre

Join us as we welcome all members of the rice industry to the 2023 Australian Rice Growers' Conference. Growers, researchers, advisors, service providers, suppliers, marketers, food businesses and exporters: this is the event to meet-up and reconnect. Hosted by AgriFutures Australia and with complimentary canapés and a drink on arrival - everyone is welcome

Friday 11 August ‘23

7:00am – 8:30am

Women in Rice Breakfast

Bull & Bell

With Guest Speaker Cindy Cassidy, Director of the Southern NSW Drought Resilience and Innovation Hub, Women in rice, female growers and industry stakeholders are invited to a pre-conference breakfast. Tickets are limited, get your ticket before they sell out.

6:30pm – 11:00pm

Rice Industry Awards & Gala Dinner

Woodside Hall

With MC and Keynote Speaker Oli Le Lievre. Hosted by Rice Extension, the Rice Industry Awards celebrate the achievements of those who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, innovation, and sustainability in the Australian rice industry. Dress code: Formal Buses will transfer guests from the Quest, Gem & Kidman Wayside Inn, to the venue and back. Bus times will be confirmed closer to the event. Ticket includes bus transfer, meal & beverages.

8:30am –5:00pm


Griffith Regional Theatre

A full day of engaging exhibitors, presentations & panel discussions.

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