BIGG Annual Conference- Grow 2021

February 18, 2021 @ 1:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Nuriootpa Sports Centre
13 Penrice Road
Georgie Keynes

The Grow 2021 Conference will be a fantastic event for local farmers to learn, network and grow.


This project is supported by PIRSA, the Hills and Fleurieu and Northern and Yorke landscape boards, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.


For the full details see the Grow 2021 Flyer and Program


Register for your ticket 


Conference Program:


Registrations open
Welcome BIGG
The Red Meat Market




Paul Leonard

National Livestock Manager, Thomas Foods

Vertical Beef Integration- Producer Case Study

Tim has experience in nearly all facets of the beef industry. From commercial cattle farming, feedlotting beef through to export for the EU market, butchering and dry ageing, and the retailing of beef through his two restaurants, Tim will provide an insight into vertical integration of his business and how this has been challenged in the past year.

Tim Burvill

Producer & Managing Director of South Australian Cattle Co.

Soil Carbon in Production Systems: Know your soil to grow your soil

We all know soil carbon is important but what can we do today to help build it in our soils and look at reducing our carbon footprint? Ed will also give some tips on opportunities for the future in carbon trading.

Edward Scott

Soil Scientist and Adviser, Soil and Land Co.

Trade Display ‘Fast Break’

Visit the range of trade displays presented by the BIGG sponsors. You will be encouraged to visit three different trade displays over the 15 minutes.

Trade Displays

Afternoon tea


Continue to take the time to visit the trade displays presented by our wonderful sponsors
Soil Moisture Data and Groundcover Drives Decisions- Producer Case Study

Luke Clarke utilises daily soil moisture data from his on-farm weather stations to make informed decisions within his cropping and sheep enterprise. He has also implemented a containment ewe area to ensure he maintains 100% groundcover across the property.

Luke Clarke

Mixed Farmer, Jamestown

Act for AG

This session will provide simple strategies to improve psychological flexibility and wellbeing.  Drawing from both evidence-based psychological approaches and her lived experience of farming and rural life, Steph provides an accessible, easy to understand, interactive experience. Participants will learn a basic understanding of the brain and behaviour as well as simple, evidence-based strategies to improve their wellbeing.

Steph Schmidt

Clinical Psychologist, Farmer, Mother and the 2020 SA Agrifutures Rural Women’s Award Winner

Adelaide Uni Research Update

Hear about some of the exciting livestock and grazing projects being delivered by the Adelaide University.

Producer Panel- Water Infrastructure and Security

Hear from local producers about current water infrastructure issues and how they are combatting them.

Brett Nietschke,

Technical Facilitator, BIGG

BIGG wrap-up

Final messages and thank you from the Barossa Improved Grazing Group



A delicious selection of roast meats and salads from Texas Bull Machine
Conference closes Thank you for your attendance!

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