13 April: ‘Digging deeper…can Australian soils really feed the world?’


The first BrisScience seminar for 2015 is kicking off in April, brought to you by The University of Queensland.

Join our panel as they celebrate the International Year of Soils with a nitty gritty discussion on: ‘Digging deeper…can Australian soils really feed the world?’

Our four panellists are:

Rob Pekin: founder of Food Connect and a former dairy farmer who has a strong belief in the practice of community-supported agriculture.

Dr Peter Stone: Research Program Director leading CSIRO’s work on the development of northern Australia, whose history includes farm management, food industry consulting and grain marketing.

Dr Christine Williams: Assistant Director-General, Science Division of DSITI who is a trained economist and now leads the Science Division which provides scientific and technical advice and services to government agencies.

Philip Mulvey: CEO of Environmental Earth Sciences who has 30 years of experience in soil sciences, hydrogeology, water resource assessment and contamination studies.

Our facilitator is Professor Neal Menzies, Head of the School of Agriculture and Food Sciences at The University of Queensland.

Event details:

When: Monday 13 April
Time: 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Venue: The Edge, State Library of Queensland, South Brisbane
Arrangements: Doors open at 6pm
Refreshments: Light refreshments will be provided following the presentation
RSVP: This is a free event, please register to secure your seat


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