The Australian network for garlic growers, sellers, processors and wholesalers.

2022 AGIA Annual Conference

Friday 5th – Sunday 7th August
Thurgoona Country Club,
1 Evesham Place, Thurgoona NSW 2640

The Australian Garlic industry Association are delighted to resume our Annual Conference in Thurguna.
This event presents a great opportunity for garlic industry colleagues from all around Australia, and in all stages of garlic growing, to hear from outstanding guest speakers from across Australia, and to

Friday 5th August 12- 5 pm – New Growers Workshop

For new and intending growers. 
Meet and discuss elements of the garlic production cycle, topics include Garlic Fundamentals, Growing Stages, Planting, Harvesting, Curing and Storage.

Includes lunch and afternoon tea
Cost $100

Saturday 6th August 8:30am – Conference


 Time Speaker 
8.30-9.00 Registration 
9.00-9.15 John Olliff AGIA Chair  Opening address 
9.15-10.45 Walter Jehne Regenerate Earth  Biosystems, Soil, Nutrition and Health 
10.45-11.00 Morning Tea 
11.00 -12.15 Dr Joanna Harnett University of Sydney  Garlic health benefits – What does the evidence tell us? 
12.15- 12.30 Sponsor presentation 
12.30-1.30 Lunch 
1.30-2.45 Deane Belfield Regenerative Australian Farmers  An integrated approach to Regenerative Agriculture 
2.45 -3.00 Sponsor presentation 
3.00-3.15 Afternoon Tea 
3.15 – 4.30 A/Prof Helen Suter University of Melbourne  Managing nutrients in vegetable production systems 
4.30-finish Break-out to discussion groups 
7.00pm onwards Dinner 

Conference ticket –  all conference access for the Saturday and Sunday, including morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and Dinner Saturday and morning tea and lunch Sunday

  • Members $170
  • Member +1 (Person accompanying member): $110
  • Non-Member: $200

Sunday 7th August AGM and Lunch

Time Speaker 
9.00 -9.30 Carlos Herguedas International Sales  JJ Broch  A Global snapshot 
9.30-10.45 Dr Gupta Vadakattu Senior Principal Research Scientist CSIRO  Life in the soil 
10.30-10.45 Morning Tea 
10.45-11.30 Walter Jehne Regenerate Earth  Where to next? 
11.30-11.40 John Olliff AGIA Chair  Closing address 
11.40 2022 AGM followed by Lunch 

For more information contact Stephen Earles 0427 369 619