Zac Gallagher from the University of Queensland, Jessica Capps and Charlie Bergmeier from the University of New England, University of Sydney’s Eli Lim and University of Southern Queensland’s Matthew Burge attended the two-day evokeAG event in Melbourne. This professional development opportunity was coordinated in conjunction with their sponsor, the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC).
evokeAG connects leaders, farmers, innovators, researchers and investors together to collaborate, share and explore new directions for the next generation of food and farming. The theme of the event, ‘Collaborative thinking to change the future’ was a strong link with our ongoing collaboration with GRDC where we work to invest in students to become the next generation of future young leaders.
AgriFutures™ Horizon Scholar Jessica Capps enjoyed the chance to connect with her fellow Scholars as well as create new networks.
“My number one highlight was being able to connect with so many bright and enthusiastic people in a setting that encourages collaboration and the ignition of powerful ideas regarding the future of our food in an ever changing world,” said Ms Capps.
evokeAG provided Charlie Bergmeier with an insight into the latest technology and ideas shaping the agricultural industry.
“The event provided opportunities to network with industry leaders and professionals. It was truly a worthwhile, enjoyable and educational experience,” said Mr Bergmeier.
Their words echoed the sentiments of Eli Lim. Ms Lim also highlighted the success of the evokeAG event app.
“By using the event app, I was able to tailor the conference to my interests prior to arriving in Melbourne. The event left me feeling refreshed, invigorated and inspired. I particularly liked the concept of Braindate. I was able to set-up a Braindate and connect with an industry professional in the field of water savings, an area related to my Honours study,” said Ms Lim.