Free Conference Workshops
2018 National Conference is featuring three informative workshops. These workshops are included in the concurrent program and are a great opportunity for more in depth learning.
Tuesday 20 February
Presented by Dr Alistair Gracie & Dr David Monckton, University of Tasmania
11.00am Horticultural Masterclass
In this workshop we will explore the benefits the Masterclass in Horticultural Business offers Australian horticulture from the point of view of the staff, collaborators, industry leaders and participants. You will learn about the
“inner workings” of the course, who it is designed for and the advantages
of the flexible delivery mode. Get a taste for the Masterclass by becoming
a student for a while, listen to a lecture, complete a practical exercise and
interact with others in the group. Listen to some of our past students talk
about their journey and how they improved their business
prospects through development of an enhanced business plan. Ask about
where this diploma qualification can take you and have your questions
Wednesday 21 February
8.30am The art and science of plant breeding and selection
Nursery crops start with having the very best genetic potential available. Understanding the process of plant breeding and selection will better equip you to make the right choices for your business. It may even make sense to create your own varieties to give your nursery a unique edge in branding and marketing. Angus will take you through the various methods used by plant breeders to help you formulate a strategy to give your business the edge it needs when it comes to genetic potential and how to turn this into the best possible result.