Prof Geoff Cockfield, University of Southern Queensland and topic, Understanding farmer decision making (and thereby reducing waste in agricultural research funding)
Angela Williams, Manager, CANEGROWERS Isis and topic, QLD EXTENSION MODEL OF PRACTICE What we do is important but how we do it makes the difference – it’s all in the how…
Dr Roy Murray-Prior, Consultant, Agribiz RD&E Services and topic Understanding farmer decision making with behavioural economics
Adrian Englefield, Hort Innovation Regional Extension Manager (south-east) and topic Monitoring and Evaluation
Megan Willis, Senior Extension Officer, Dept of Agriculture & Fisheries, Qld and topic: Extension with Direction: Developing a framework for consistent and effective extension delivery in the Burdekin Catchment
Doctor Chelsea Jarvis, Senior Scientist at the University of Southern Queensland’s Centre for Applied Climate Sciences and topic: Communicating Climate Science to Different Industries
Fiona McCartney, Senior Social Scientist, Department of Environment and Science, Queensland and topic, Drivers and barriers to drought preparedness and management: findings and insights from behavioural and social science
The eXtension Foundation team presented Designing Extension Programming for Impact with the eXtension Foundation’s Impact Collaborative in the U.S. Cooperative Extension Service
The Nebraska Wellness in Tough Times team presented Nebraska Extension Wellness in Tough Times Project.
The 2018 AGM followed by the 25 Years celebratory dinner, Brisbane October 2018 where the first three APEN Life Memberships were awarded
The 2018 APEN Roadshow, “Tips, Tricks & a little bit of Extension Magic”, was facilitated by Greg Mills, GoAhead Business Solutions, the Kondinin Group and ABC Rural 2017 Consultant of the Year. Twelve workshops were held with participant numbers varying from 8 to 22 and totalling 150 for the workshop series. The workshops were held across the network between July and December 2018 in Tauranga NZ, Christchurch NZ, Toowoomba Qld, Perth WA, Darwin NT, Adelaide SA, Launceston Tas, Melbourne Vic, Wagga Wagga NSW, Armidale NSW, Townsville Qld and Bundaberg Qld. Feedback from attendees was very positive.
LinkedIn - Whats New, Whats Working, How to Kickstart 2018, 18 December 2017 - Leanne Isaacson (APEN Webinar)
Extension and the Great Barrier Reef, 16 October 2017 - Dr Jeff Coutts (APEN Webinar)
2017 GFRAS/APEN International Conference - "Facilitating balanced change in rural and urban communities"', Townsville, Queensland, 12-15 September (International Conference and AGM)
APEN Workshop - Extension for best outcomes, Toowoomba - 21 August 2017
Farmstrong NZ Story, 21 August 2017 - (APEN Webinar)
VegNET - Vegetable growers' vital link in R&D on the ground, 19 June 2017 - Dr Gordon Rogers (APEN Webinar)
Insights into Australia's Banana Extension Program, 10 April 2017 - Tegan Kukulies (APEN Webinar)
APEN Special General Meeting on the change from an incorporated body to a company Limited by Guarantee. The resolutions were to register the Australasia-Pacific Network (APEN) as a Company Limited by Guarantee and to simplify the Constitution. Web Conference - 24 March 2017.
On-line Tools, 20 February 2017 - Gavin Beever (APEN Webinar)
Transformative Change: Chosen or Unchosen – Pathways to innovation, resilience and prosperity, ICNZ13, Christchurch New Zealand, 26-28 August 2013 (International Conference and AGM)
APEN and Ag Institute Australia (AIA) workshop on “Right-minded research and extension” and Public Agricultural R&D and productivity: Recent U.S. and global trends and emerging implications”, Melbourne, Victoria, 14 February 2013.