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Luncheon Meeting


Tuesday 4th July, 2017

'A Conversation with Fiona Simson'

President, National Farmers Federation

Featured Speaker:

Fiona Simson

President, National Farmers Federation


Members Banquet Room – Adelaide Showground, Wayville

(Location: Under the Members Grandstand adjacent to the Main Arena)


12.00 noon for 12.30pm


$60.00 (Members)   $70.00 (Non Members)

(Includes complimentary wine by the glass from the bar – courtesy of the RA&HS)
(Drinks other than the complimentary RA&HS wines are available at the cash bar at individual’s expense)
(Payment: EFT on web site or cash/cheque at door.  Credit card facilities unavailable.  No invoices issued)




Bob Snewin  -  0418 531 402

(All bookings via the RMSA Web Site please)

Reply by:

Tuesday 27th June

(People who book but fail to attend will be invoiced)



With a farming season currently on the brink of crisis in some parts of South Australia and commodity market conditions ranging from dubious to quite spectacular, it can be difficult for people tied up in the middle of this to focus on the long term prospects of their rural sector.

However for an external insight to opportunities and challenges facing the Australian rural sector, join us on 4th July to hear President of the National Farmers' Federation, Fiona Simson.

A practical farmer herself, Fiona’s property is located on the Liverpool Plains in NSW where with husband Ed and family, she runs a mixed farming enterprise encompassing broadacre cropping and commercial Poll Hereford beef production.

Possessing tertiary qualifications and hands-on experience in business, Fiona’s passion for rural and regional Australia led to a career in local government and appointment to the NSW Farmers’ Executive Council.  In 2011, she became the first woman President of NSW Farmers.

Also in 2011, Fiona was appointed as a Director of the National Farmers' Federation Board, progressing through the ranks of NFF Vice President, followed by election to the pivotal position of NFF President in 2016.

Passionate about the power of a unified voice for agriculture, Fiona also believes in its role in a strong and vibrant future for regional Australia.  She also sits on the Board of NRMA (NSW), the Australian Made Campaign Ltd, AgStewardship Australia and the Australian Farmers Fighting Fund.


Entry to Adelaide Showground and Parking

The RA&HS now charges for visitor parking at Adelaide Showground events.  However RMSA has arranged for parking in the Leader Street Car Park #2 at the discounted rate of $3.00 (normally $8.00).  To obtain the discounted rate, guests must arrive at this car park after 10.00am and depart prior to 3.00pm.  Take a ticket from the boom on entry and pay at the payment machine next to Leader Street Gate prior to returning to the car.

Fiona Simson

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