Served with a side of science - building community trust in food production

Activity: Service and engagementPublic lecture, debate or seminar


This presentation contributed to the discussion of how to build trust in agriculture and gain social licence and community confidence in farming. Some of the research referred to in this presentation was identified during a scoping study conducted with Prof Rachel Ankeny, Dr Michelle Phillipov, and MsEmily Buddle of the Food Values Research Group and funded by AgriFutures Australia, GRDC, Australian Eggs, MLA, Dairy Australia, APL, Cotton RDC, Fisheries RDC, Forest and Wood Products Australia with support from NFF. 264 people from the grains industry (producers, agronomists, advisors) attended the event. The presentation was given 8.4/10 for content relevance and 9/10 for presentation quality in participant evaluations. Comments from participants included: • Plenty of food for thought. Relevant • Fresh overview on community perception • Excellent presentation on an important subject • Great presentation and addressed one of agriculture's biggest constraints in Australia - public perception • Interesting and thought provoking • Really thought provoking. Great engaging speaker. • Fast talker. Well animated • Thought provoking • Very engaging speaker and great information • Very engaging presentation and some food for thought on a very hot topic at the moment.
Period20 Feb 2019
Event titleGRDC Grains Research Update (Wagga Wagga)
Event typeWorkshop
LocationWagga Wagga, Australia, New South WalesShow on map
Degree of RecognitionNational


  • science communication
  • social licence
  • trust
  • agriculture