UNTA 2017’s overarching theme is Innovative Education Practice, particularly as it relates to agricultural education. The meeting information will be updated regularly.

Start

2017-11-23

End

2017-11-24

Address

The University of Queensland   View map

2017 University Network for Tropical Agriculture (UNTA) President’s Forum

Introduction

UNTA 2017 Meeting and Seminar will be held at University of Queensland St. Lucia Campus in Australia. The meeting would be held in conjuction with the TropAg2017 Conference. We anticipated that the UNTA 2017 Meeting will attract around 1000 scientists from around the world.

in Southeast Asia and course accreditation.

Agenda

DAY 1: Thursday, 23 November 2017
Time: 8:15am – 9:00pm
Location: Senate Room, Brian Wilson Chancellery (61A), UQ St Lucia Campus

TimeContent
8:15–8:30amUNTA participants escorted from Union College to Senate Room
8:30–8:50amArrival of UNTA participants at Senate Room, coffee on arrival
9:00–10:30amSession 1 – Welcome to UQ, Prof Peter Høj, Vice Chancellor. Introduction
to Australian Agriculture. Presentations by universities new to UNTA
10:30–11:10amMorning tea
11:15am–1:00pmSession 2 – Education Innovation Session. Introduction to the Three Minute
Thesis competition. Presentations by UNTA Universities
1:15–2:00pmLunch
2:00–4pmSession 3 – Australian Agriculture Outreach session. Panel discussion on
working with Australian Researchers, and studying in Australia. UNTA
University Updates.
4:00–4:35pmBrief break – coffee/tea
4:40–5:20pmUNTA Business session
5:30pmEnd of Session
6:30pmBoard bus at Union College to travel to dinner at Hillstone, St Lucia
9:00pmBoard bus to travel to Union College.

 

DAY 2- Friday, 24 November 2017
Time: 8:00am – 6:30pm
Location: Site visit and facilities tour, Lockyer Valley and UQ Gatton Campus

TimeContent
8:00amBoard bus at Union College to travel to Lockyer Valley and Gatton Campus
9:30amArrival of UNTA participants at Field Site 1
9:30-10:30amField Site 1 Tour
David Keller – a leading vegetable producer who uses both organic and
conventional production systems.to Australian Agriculture. Presentations by universities new to UNTA
10:30-11:30amMorning tea. Lake Clarendon recreation area.
Travel to Field Site 2.
11:30am-12:50pmField Site 2 Tour
Anthony Staartz, Koala Farms. Intensive vegetable production system
suppling directly to major retail outlets.Thesis competition. Presentations by UNTA Universities
12:50-1:00pmTravel to UQ Gatton Campus
1:00–2:00pmLunch
2:00-4:30pmUQ Gatton Research Facilities Tour
4:30-5:10pmAfternoon Tea
5:15–6:30pmBoard bus to travel to Union College, Brisbane

Download: Schedule_-_UNTA_2017

Invited Speakers

 

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