Conference 2012

The seeds of farmer health, wellbeing and safety have been sown!

Keynote speakers included:

Lisa SchillerDr Lisa Schiller
Nurse Practitioner
University of Wisconsin, USA ‘
Farmer Health… it IS your business’
JohnEdwardsAssociate Professor John Edwards
Associate Dean
Teaching and Learning School of the Environment, SA
‘Farm Chemicals – Estimating Individual Risk’
scott_kitchenerProfessor Scott Kitchener
CEO and Medical Director
Queensland Rural Medical Education, QLD
‘Teaching Agricultural Medicine to Rural based Medical Student and General Practise Registrars’
JockLauriesmllJock Laurie
National Farmers Federation, ACT & NSW
‘Experience of Depression in Farming Communities’
  • Master of Ceremonies: Libby Price, ‘Country Hour’ Presenter, ABC Radio Victoria
  • 14 x Keynote Presentations
  • Concurrent sessions and workshops
  • Hypothetical – ‘Disease Outbreak in “Sheeptown”!’
  • ‘In Focus – Celebrating Farm Life’ photography competition
  • ‘Celebrating Excellence – Paddock to Palate’ networking dinner
  • Trade Displays
  • Networking opportunities
‘Sowing the Seeds of Farmer Health’ conference themes were:
  • Mental health
  • Chronic disease and healthy lifestyles
  • Agricultural hazards and safety
  • Agriculture in a changing climate
  • Human and animal health
  • Ageing in place on farm
  • The business of farming
  • Primary and preventative health
  • Education and training
  • Partnerships and community action

‘Sowing the Seeds of Farmer Health’ is proudly brought to you by

National Centre for Farmer Health     in partnership          Western</p><br /> <p>District Health Service     Deakin University

The National Centre for Farmer Health gratefully acknowledge the wonderful support and grants offered by the following organisations


Department of Health






Illuka Resources Limited    National Centre for Dairy Education Australia Safework Australia


Cotton Research & Development 



Southern Grampians Shire Council   Southern Grampians and Glenelg Primary Care Partnerships Bendigo Radiology


Thanks also to our supporting partners

The Weekly</p><br /> <p>Times TAC

Sharp Airlines  Meat and Livestock Australia  Stock and Land