The HIN meets 4-6 times per year and events are structured around issues, priorities and/or topics prioritised by the HIN at the start of each financial year.  Currently, the ongoing overarching priority theme for the HIN events is biosecurity.

Proposed 2018-19 events table (topics & dates):

 DateTopicLocation
1Late August (2 days)Innovation and covered cropping in the vegetable, nursery and strawberry industriesMornington Peninsula
2Early NovemberImport / Export - impacts of new regulations etc.Melbourne Airport
3Mid DecemberCSIRO Food Innovation CentreWerribee
4Early March (2 days)QFF innovation business, WUE and water allocation policySunraysia
5Late AprilBiosecurity and chemical permitsAttwood
6JuneSuccession planning, grower engagement & next generation horticulturalistsTBC

2017-18 events table (topics & dates):

DateTopicLocation
1Late SeptemberFairwork initiative & Horticulture CodeAttwood
2Late November/Start December (2 days)

Tour of Agribio research facilities

Plant pathology session

AQIS facility at Tullamarine

Biosecurity

Agribio, Bundoora
3MarchTour of innovative Tasmanian industries & research facilities – developing industries, TIA, Irrigation developmentTasmania
4MayBiosecurityAttwood
5JuneTarnished plant bug biosecurity exerciseAttwood