Yes everybody, book it in you calendars now and get your papers drafted!
The 80th NZSAP Conference will be held in Queenstown from to 1-3 July 2020 (Wednesday to Friday). The conference theme will be “Animal Production in Future Farm Systems” and there will be Contract Sessions and a field day on the Wednesday with visits to local farms which reflect the contract themes.
The conference and especially contract sessions aim to encompass the current topical influences on livestock production including landscape use, water quality, emissions, social license, alternative proteins, new farm system paradigms etc. Our goal is to have Contract Sessions that are lay-person focused to attract farmers, agents, field reps, regional council and government agency staff, based around the conference theme, if any members would like to suggest or lead a contract session please contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org or 03 4899186) to discuss further. At present we are planning one session around the intersection between farming and tourism, given that we are a New Zealand tourism hotspot surrounded by iconic landscapes and farming.
We would like the conference to widely embrace animal production and will be contacting various non-traditional NZSAP conference attendees to try and showcase all New Zealand animal production and provide a touch point to inspire thinking around new opportunities for animal production into the future. To help us with this if you have any contacts in pork, poultry, aquaculture, apiculture please encourage them to attend and get in early and encourage them to submit an abstract.
You can submit an abstract at the following link: Abstract Submission Form Submissions close at 3pm on Saturday 7th December 2019.