Ideas Exchange 2011

Welcome to another edition of eChook!

First of all, I am delighted to inform you of the appointment of Mr Michael Warner as our new Communications Officer. Mick has worked in the media and is experienced in liaising with stakeholders that have diverse interests. His environmental science degree gives him the background required to translate scientific jargon into laymen’s terms, which will enhance the Poultry CRC’s ability to communicate with its partners and the general public. Mick will commence employment with the Poultry CRC on 5 April and you may reach him (02) 6773 3767 or email

Secondly, the Poultry CRC’s Ideas Exchange 2011 will be held between 15-16 June on the Gold Coast. Ideas Exchange is an important forum for the Poultry CRC where board members, end-users, researchers, students and the management staff mingle with each other and exchange ideas. The aims are:

(a) to present research and education outputs to industry;

(b) to understand the current challenges facing the industry and the CRC; and

(c) to nurture interaction and collaboration amongst the CRC’s community.

More details on the program will be released in due course.

Thirdly, our research and education programs are progressing well. In this edition, you will see some great stories of how the Poultry CRC is addressing a skills shortage in the poultry industry by increasing our efforts to recruit interns and closely align student activities with the interests of our end-users.

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