Australia's annual regenerative cane farming forum 15-16 February 2021 CAIRNS


Controlled Traffic

Min&No Till

Permanent Beds

Cover Cropping

Soil Health

Crop Rolling

Row Spacing



There are lots of new innovations happening in cane farming. Join us in Cairns for this practical, hands on 2 day forum. Learn from farmers who are successfully changing their farming system and from the extension specialists supporting them. Visit farms and see cover crops, controlled traffic, permanent beds, soil health, compost and new machinery in action. Identify the key steps to take on your place to make improvements. Learn how soil heath can transform your business and why it is as important to your business as good nutrient management.

Want to improve your sugarcane business!

Not sure what steps to take next!

Looking to make practical changes

Sugar cane farmer use bird mix
Checking soil on sugar cane farm in QLD

Practical Sessions

Regenerative Cane farming covers four key themes. During the practical sessions you will visit and hear from farmers who are implementing changes on their farm (on farm weather permitting) on each key topic! You won’t miss out on any topics.

During the Forum we will break in small groups so you can really focus in on each Topic. If you are looking to make practical changes then this event is not to be missed!


David Hardwick

0409 646 565

Michael Waring

0428 771 361

Day 1

15 February 2021

to be revised in December 2020

Session Venue
8.30 am Forum Registration (Tea and Coffee on arrival) Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort
9.00 am Welcome Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort
9.30 am Keynote Guest Speaker - Jamie Jurgens Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort
10.00 am Introduction to topics and allocation to groups Bus Numbers 1-6 Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort
10.15 am Morning Tea Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort
10.45 am Practical Session 1
Field trip
Bus travel to farms
Bus will rotate between sites over the two day period
12.30 pm Packed Lunches distributed at farms Packed Lunches
13.30 pm Practical Session 2
Field trip
On Farm
15.00 pm Practical Session 3
Field trip
Afternoon tea distributed at farms
17.30 pm Networking Function Commences
Food platters and drinks provided
Sponsor Exhibits
Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort
Abercrombie Room and Terrace
19.30 pm Finish Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort

Day 2

16 February 2021

to be revised in December 2020

Session Venue
7.15 am Arrive Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort to board buses for farms Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort
7.30 am Practical Session 4
Field trip
Buses depart Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort for Farm Visits
9.30 am Practical Session 5
Field trip
Morning Tea distributed at farms
11.00 am Practical Session 6
Field trip
On Farm
13.00 pm Lunch
Sponsor Exhibits
Notovel Cairns Oasis Resort
13.30 pm Closing Session Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort
14.30 pm Finish Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort
Sugar cane farm

Bookings open in mid Nov 2020

Limited Spaces

$100 +GST

Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort

122 Lake Street Cairns, QLD 4870


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