Speakers and Field Trips


The speakers for our conference have been selected to deliver on our theme – ‘Eat, Drink and Be Healthy‘, and should give amazing speeches and workshops.

Click on a speaker’s photo to learn more about their subject and see their bio.

Speakers

Doug Donelan

Doug Donelan

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CEO of New Zealand Hops

Roger Hurst

Roger Hurst

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Plant and Food Research

Zane Webber

Zane Webber

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AgResearch Germplasm Centre

Susanna Lyle

Susanna Lyle

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Author and Teacher

Sheryl Backhouse

Sheryl Backhouse

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Subtropical fruit grower of Queensland

Jan Fryer

Jan Fryer

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Tree Crops for Every Microclimate - A tribute to the late GR “Dick” Roberts.

Field Trips

Field Trip on Saturday Option A

Field Trip on Saturday Option A

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A tour to Waimea Nurseries followed by Golden Hills Walnut Grove.

Field Trip on Saturday Option B

Field Trip on Saturday Option B

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Tour of the Peckham’s cider orchard and cidery, followed by Thirkettle’s orchard and nursery

Field Trip on Sunday Option C

Field Trip on Sunday Option C

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Visit to Plant & Food Research for blueberries, followed by Sensational Pears.

Field Trip on Sunday Option D

Field Trip on Sunday Option D

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Visit to hop gardens and facilities at Mac Hops and then Plant & Food