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
122 & 23 August 2018Innovation and covered cropping in the vegetable, nursery and strawberry industriesMornington Peninsula
29 November 2018Import / Export - impacts of new regulations etc.Melbourne Airport
330 January 2019CSIRO Food Innovation CentreWerribee
4Early March (2 days)Innovative businesses, WUE and water allocation policySunraysia
516 April 2019BiosecurityAttwood
6June 2019Succession 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