The Agribusiness Today Forum will return in 2021 with the Forbes Golf and Sportsman’s Hotel set to host the major event on Wednesday, 4 August.

The theme for the 2021 forum is ‘Mixed Farming Enterprises – Adapting to a Changing Climate’.

The forum will be followed by a local field visit on Thursday, 5 August in collaboration with HE Silos, Austasia Animal Products, Advanced Animal Nutrition and AusWest Seeds.

For more than 25 years the Agribusiness Today Forum has brought together expert speakers to give an insight into domestic and international market trends, the opportunities for improving productivity and sustainability, and increasing market growth.

The forum is expected to attract 200 delegates to Forbes who will be addressed by a number of high calibre speakers including representatives from Rabobank, Department of Primary Industries, Endeavour Meats, HE Silos, Lachlan Commodities, University of the Sunshine Coast, Charles Sturt University, Central West Local Land Services, AWI Sheep Connect NSW, Meat and Livestock Australia and nbn.

Regional Development Australia Central West (RDA Central West) CEO, Sam Harma said this year’s event is one not to miss.

“The Agribusiness Today Forum is a fantastic platform to highlight the agriculture sector and the developing research and new innovations driving the industry,” said Mr Harma.

“Agriculture is a major pillar in the region’s economy and is responsible for nearly 7,000 jobs across the Central West, generating over $2.25 billion in economic output.

“The industry is constantly evolving and this year the forum will focus on adapting to the changes we are facing when it comes to climate and I’m looking forward to hearing the speakers discuss this important topic.

“It’s a competitive and challenging industry and despite the drought, bushfires and COVID-19, the outlook for the agriculture sector remains bright.

“It’s fantastic to see the Agribusiness Today Forum back for another year and we are also excited to announce the forum will be hosted by ABC Central West Rural Reporter, Tim Fookes and Breakfast Presenter Ewan Gilbert will be broadcasting live from Forbes on the day.”

The forum is being delivered thanks to the support of partners and sponsors including HE Silos, Central West Local Land Services, AWI Sheep Connect NSW, Regional Development Australia Central West, Charles Sturt University, Riverina Stockfeeds, Forbes Shire Council, AusWest Seeds, nbn, O’Connors and NSW Farmers.

To learn more about the two day event and to purchase tickets, visit the Agribusiness Today Forum website at

COVID-19 restrictions apply and measures will be put in place to ensure the safety of all participants.