National Centre for Farmers’ Health Biennal Conference

Sowing the seeds of farmer health

This National biennial event is being held for the second time in 2012 from the 17th – 19th September at the Hamilton Performing Arts Centre, Hamilton, Victoria.

The conference brings together agri-professionals, health professionals and industry leaders, researchers, policy makers, local government, health agencies, community members and farming men and women and allied industries all in the pursuit of improved health, well-being and safety for farming men, women and agricultural workers.

The objective of the event is to raise awareness and develop strategies to improve farmer health, well-being and safety. Some of the themes which will be discussed this year include:

  • Mental health
  • Chronic disease and healthy lifestyles
  • Agricultural hazards and safety
  • Agriculture in a changing climate
  • The business of farming
  • Human and animal health
  • Ageing in place on farm
  • Primary and preventative health
  • Education and Training
  • Partnerships and community action

The Vision Initiative team will be attending this event in partnership with Diabetes Australia Victoria. Come and visit our stand to find out more on how best to protect your vision and manage your diabetes.

For more information about the conference, visit the National Centre for Farmers' Health website

For more information about the Vision Initiative stand and messages, contact our team by email: or by phone on 0396 56 2020