2012 Sowing the Seeds of Farmer Health Conference

The Conference

‘Sowing the seeds of farmer health’ conference was a premier health and agriculture networking event. This National biennial event was held for the 2nd time in 2012 from the 17th – 19th September at the Hamilton Performing Arts Centre, Hamilton, Victoria.

Delegate profile

The Farmer health conference has established a reputation for bringing together agri-professionals, health professionals and industry leaders, researchers, policy makers, local government, health agencies, community members and farming men and women and allied industries all in the pursuit of improved health, wellbeing and safety for farming men, women and agricultural workers.

Date and Venue

The Biennial NCFH Conference ‘Sowing the Seeds of Farmer Health’ was held from 17 – 19 September 2012 at the Hamilton Performing Arts Centre in Hamilton, Victoria.

Conference Themes

The overarching theme ‘Sowing the seeds of farmer health’ was chosen to build on the success of the inaugural conference ‘Opening the Gates on Farmer Health’ and continues educate and engage health and agri-professionals alike to raise awareness and develop strategies to improve farmer health, wellbeing and safety.

The engaging program was based around ‘Sowing the Seeds of Farmer Health’ conference themes, and included:

  • Mental health – Wagging the black dog’s tail
  • Chronic disease and healthy lifestyles – Feast or famine
  • Agricultural hazards and safety – Reducing harm on the farm
  • Human and animal health – All creatures great and small
  • Ageing in place on farm – Duty of care versus dignity of risk
  • The Business of Farming
  • Primary and preventative health
  • Education and Training
  • Partnerships and community action