A Blueprint for Australian Agriculture forum will be hosted by the National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) in Darwin this week. NFF President Jock Laurie is calling on Northern Territory pastoralists and graziers, transporters, processors, retailers, consultants, rural businesses, agribusinesses and community groups to take part in the forum, which will take place at the Holiday Inn Esplanade from 1pm to 5pm this Thursday 29 March. “The Blueprint is about giving all within the agricultural supply chain the opportunity to have their say on the issues and challenges facing the sector now and in the future. It’s about mapping out where we, as an industry, want to go, and how we’re going to get there,” Mr Laurie said. “And to do so, it’s essential that we hear from the many diverse areas of agriculture in Australia – which is why the Blueprint forums are taking us from Tasmania to the Northern Territory. “The Territory faces a unique set of issues, challenges and opportunities, and our Darwin forum will give those involved with agriculture in this area the chance to contribute,” Mr Laurie said. The Blueprint forum will be held at the Holiday Inn Esplanade, from 1pm to 5pm on Thursday 23 March, ahead of the Northern Territory Cattlemen’s Association northern beef forum and AGM on Friday 30 March. The Blueprint for Australian Agriculture is an initiative of the NFF, in partnership with Westpac and Woolworths. The Darwin Blueprint forum is proudly supported by the Northern Territory Cattlemen’s Association, Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council, Australian Livestock & Property Agents Association, Australian Veterinary Association, Beechworth Honey, Cattle Council of Australia, Corporate Agriculture Group, Goat Industry Council of Australia and Ridley Corporation. For more information, or to register to attend the Darwin forum, please visit www.nff.org.au/blueprint or phone the NFF on 02 6269 5666.