Toowoomba 4 July 2024

  •  Date:
  • Thursday 4 July 2024
  • Time:
  • Expo open from 8am
    Conference sessions running from 9am to 5pm followed by a wine tasting and stand up canape networking light dinner until 7.30pm.
  • Location:
  • Armitage Centre – Empire Theatre
    56 Neil Street.
    Toowoomba Queensland
  • Tour:
  • 5 July 2024
    MacIntyre Wind Farm Tour
    Host landholder and Acciona rep to speak
    (Tickets sold out)

    Second tour announced!
    Visit Cressbrook Station near Toogoolwah to see dual-axis tracking solar suitable for cattle grazing.
    5 July 2024
    9.30am – 11am
  • Speaker
  • Farm electrification – 
    Farmer Mike Casey owns Forest Lodge Orchard, a 6-hectare high-density cherry orchard in Central Otago, New Zealand that operates without burning fossil fuels.

    Everything from irrigation, frost fighting, vehicles and even New Zealand’s first electric tractor are powered through the country’s highly renewable grid and through solar generated on the property and stored an on-site battery. 

The National Renewables in Agriculture Conference and Expo started in 2019 and was developed due to a need to provide credible, independent advice to farmers about how they could replace diesel and electricity on their farms with renewables. It has been designed to address the barriers to the uptake of renewables and aims to share stories directly from farmers using renewables with others about what they’ve done, the benefits and what they’ve learnt.

The Conference has evolved to increase knowledge about the opportunities for farmers in the national energy transition, what benefits regional communities can advocate for and how long term meaningful and positive change will be achieved.

A Conference Committee was brought together to help drive the event, with membership from NSW Farmers, Clean Energy Council, Farmers for Climate Action, NSW Department of Primary Industries, AgVic, Queensland Farmers Federation, National Irrigators Council and Office of Energy and Climate Change.

Karin Stark, Conference Founder, lives on a farm in the Central West NSW, is Director of her business Farm Renewables Consulting, a member of the NSW Farmers ‘Energy Transition Working Group’ and is an advocate for agrivoltaics; the co-location of solar and farming. She was invited to participate in the Sydney Powerhouse ‘100 Climate Conversations’ project, showcasing leaders taking action to respond to climate change.

Welcome to Albury Wodonga

For thousands of years, people have gathered, shared and celebrated at this special place in the foothill of the Alps and on the banks of the mighty Murray River.

Our warm, welcoming and entrepreneurial locals have come from here, and come from afar, to build a thriving regional community that is both cosmopolitan and laidback, culturally connect and naturally abundant.

We have every kind of nature at our doorstep. Whether you looking to get out and explore, or looking to relax and rejuvenation, you’ll find it on our Murray River and Lake Hume, through our hill vistas and trails or walking and relaxing in our many parks and garden.