THE third International Controlled Traffic Farming (CTF) conference will be held in Ballarat, Victoria, in February. (courtesy of Kondinin Group’s Farming Ahead)

The theme for the conference is ‘Keeping on Track’. Farmers from around Australia, the USA, Canada, Argentina and Denmark will give presentations on a range of topics covering all aspects of CTF.

Newcomers to CTF and long-term CTF farmers will be able to share their knowledge and experience with each other over two days including social networking opportunities and a conference dinner at the acclaimed Sovereign Hill tourist attraction.

Also, some of the best researchers in CTF from around Australia and overseas will be presenting over two days, with the conference running from 12-14 February. Some of the highlights and learning opportunities include:

• More than 20 speakers over the two days with a dedicated farmer-to-farmer question and answer session.
• a half-day field tour where to look at wheel track renovation methods.
• Four Australian-manufactured machines live in action.

Registrations for the conference can be arranged online by visiting the conference web page

The conference starts on 12 February with an optional “meet and greet” event. This is followed by 1.5 days of presentations on the 13th and 14th with a half-day field tour on the afternoon of the second day. The conference concludes with a dinner at Sovereign Hill on the Thursday night.

A range of accommodation options are available in Ballarat. More details of the conference program can be found at