Etheridge Agricultural Forum 2022

Etheridge Agricultural Forum 2022

Etheridge Agricultural Forum 2022 

The Etheridge Agricultural Forum is back in 2022! 

Taking a fresh look at the whole region's agricultural potential, this year's forum invites you to explore the future of agriculture in our regon - acknowledging the barriers and the opportunities that lay ahead for our community. 


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History of the Event

In May 2020, consulting firm Jacobs delivered a detailed business case for the Gilbert River Irrigation Project to Council that identified promising opportunities for a large scale irrigation project.  This, along with updates regarding the dryland cropping avenues that are already proving lucrative were presented at the first Gilbert River Agricultural Forum in April 2021. 

The invitation to the Gilbert River Agricultural Forum in 2021 was extended to all stakeholders and interested parties to take a fresh look at the region's agricultural potential. The main objective of the Forum was to explore the individual and collective economic benefits of agricultural diversification, specifically in relation to grazing, horticulture and cropping in the Gilbert River Catchment. 

The focus of the Etheridge Agricultural Forum 2022 is to present primary producers and key stakeholders with information around the opportunites for economic diversification. Council recognises that the grazing industry is the backbone of our region, and the introduction of a horticulture and rotational cropping industry in conjunction with additional water allocations will ensure the long term expanded future of the Shire. There are some local challenges, and it is Council's utmost belief that the decisions made by our primary producers regarding the opportunities presented to them at this Forum will shape the trajectory of our region's economy for future generations. 


Please follow the link to EventBrite and let us know that you are attending the Etheridge Agricultural Forum 2022: 


There are a number of ticket options to allow you the flexibility to attend the full conference program; only two of the forum days; or only one of the forum days. We encourage everyone to come along and network at the dinners on all three nights. 


If you are a dignitary or invited speaker, please contact Etheridge Shire Council for accommodation bookings. 

There are a number of accommodation providers in Georgetown including: 

  • Wenaru Hotel, (07) 4062 1208
  • Latara Motel, (07) 4062 1190
  • Goldfields Caravan Park, (07) 4062 1269
  • Midway Caravan Park, (07) 4062 1219