8 January 2021.


AgForce’s Food, Fibre & Agricultural Educators Conference On Wheels series is taking in stops throughout Queensland in 2021, including: 

  • Toowoomba 11-12 Jan (CANCELLED) and 5-6 July
  • Gold Coast 6-7 March
  • Sunshine Coast 8-9 July
  • Townsville 30-31 August
  • Emerald 27-28 September
  • Bundaberg 30 September-1 October.

Conference on Wheels is run by our School to Industry Partnership Program (SIPP), with support from the Department of Education, Small Business and Training which allows us to deliver the Agriculture Schools Engagement Program across Queensland each year.

Conference on Wheels provides a unique opportunity for educators of Australia’s younger generation to hear from a thought-provoking range of speakers, participate in a diverse range of workshops, and attend a varied set of industry tours.

The series aims to:

  • give educators the information needed to teach and promote agriculture science, hospitality, and technology as career options
  • bring cutting-edge technology concepts to the classroom
  • foster learning, inspiration, and wonder
  • provoke conversations that matter within agriculture and technology

The first in the series, in Toowoomba, is already proving to be a huge succuss before it has even started, with enough teachers registered to have organisers raising the “registrations closed” sign.

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Thank you to our sponsors CQUniversity, TAFE Queensland and Nutrien Ag Solutions.

CQUniversity Nutrien Ag Solutions


Toowoomba - Cancelled for January.

Following the Brisbane and surrounds COVID-19 lockdown announced by the Queensland Government, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the Toowoomba Food, Fibre and Agricultural Educators Conference On Wheels event, organised for Monday and Tuesday.

Registered attendees can request either ticket refunds, or transfers to another event. Simply login and request a refund or transfer.

If you would like support with your booking or have any questions, our team are ready to help at or by phone on 07 3236 3100.


Conference on Wheels’ first stop is Toowoomba on January 11-12 at the Burke and Wills Hotel (Google Maps).

Highlights include:

Alison Penfold – Futureye

Owning a social licence to operate: tools for agricultural communicators

Alison’s agility in issues management, risk communications, stakeholder engagement and policy development has seen her work in a variety of influential roles in government and opposition, the corporate sector and representing the industry. This includes her recent roles as Chief of Staff to the Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, the Hon David Littleproud MP; CEO of the Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council; Government Relations Manager for the Woolworths Group and Chief of Staff to the Opposition Leader in the Northern Territory.

With two Rural Consultants of the Year:

Tim Neale

Also the agricultural consultant of the year in 2018, Tim has over 25 years’ experience across Australia and internationally, 20 of which has been spent running his own business. Tim’s strong agtech focus is driven by evolution from CTF, auto-steer guidance technology, water planning, yield mapping, variable rate, soil mapping, and satellite imagery.

Greg Mills

Greg is the Principal Consultant of GoAhead Business Solutions. From Beef Week to Sydney Royal and all places in-between he can be found sharing his passion for farming with students and teachers across Australia. As a driving force for the development of strategies to build trust in farmers and food, Greg’s outstanding achievements were publicly recognised in 2017 when he was awarded the ABC Rural & Kondinin Group Rural Consultant of the Year. In 2019 Greg was shortlisted for the Australian Farm Institute’s John Ralph Essay competition for his paper on the future of animal agriculture.


  • Local agriculture teachers and agriculture industry experts who will share their knowledge with delegates. 
  • Workshops aligned with mandatory practicals required under the senior agriculture science curriculum.
  • Two industry tours including the latest in agtech and the newest upcoming commodities. The tours include Brisbane Valley Protein, Boomaroo Nursery, TAFE Rural Centre of Excellence and Neogen.

Event programme (PDF)

Alison Penfold

Tim Neale