Wednesday 20th February, 2019
'‘Breakfast with the Primary Industries Minister’
Hon Tim Whetstone MP
SA Minister of Primary Industries and Regional Development
Members Banquet Room - Adelaide Showground, Wayville
(Location: Under the Members Grandstand adjacent to the Main Arena)
Continental Buffet Breakfast 7.00am-7.30am. Guests to be seated 7.30am
$40.00 (Members) $50.00 (Non Members)
(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)
Thursday 14 February
(People who book but fail to attend will be invoiced)
Almost a year into his role as the S.A. Minister for Primary Industries & Regional Development, Hon Tim Whetstone MP has been invited as the opening speaker for Rural Media SA in 2019.
Prior to entering Parliament in 2010, Mr Whetstone managed a Riverland citrus and vineyard enterprise he acquired in 1989. He also played a leading role in his community's response to water reform in the Murray-Darling Basin, an interest he continues to actively pursue.
Apart from agriculture and water resource management, Mr Whetstone has extensive experience in manufacturing and industry. In his early years, Mr Whetstone finished a tool maker apprenticeship at General Motors Holden before developing his own business building and restoring muscle cars and boats. He then took on a role as project manager on the Moomba gas fields before moving to the Riverland.
In the eleven months since he initially took on the Primary Industries & Regional Development responsibility, some quite significant events have influenced his portfolio area - drought, fruit fly, restructuring of research and water resource management being amongst them.
With so much having occurred during his first year as Minister, attendees at the Rural Media SA Breakfast Meeting on 20th February will be provided with ample opportunity to both hear from Mr Whetstone and present their questions to him.
** Please note dining period for the Continental Buffet Breakfast is 7.00-7.30am. At 7.30am, attendees must be seated for the commencement of the Panel Discussion.
Entry to Adelaide Showground and Discounted Parking
RMSA has arranged for discounted parking in Adelaide Showground car parks at the rate of $4.00 (normally $10.00). To obtain the discounted rate, guests must take the ticket issued at the car park entrance boom gate to the RMSA registration desk located in the meeting room. This ticket can then be exchanged for a specially endorsed $4.00 ticket. Prior to returning to the vehicle, $4.00 payment must be made using one of the machines located in the Showground.