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Casey Dunn

Director | Grow Strategic Communications

Orange, NSW

Casey is passionate about stakeholder engagement and in particular, helping agricultural businesses to identify and overcome challenges through clever interactions with their stakeholders. Her strengths are in translating technical or complex information into a practical format for agricultural businesses to use, ensuring they can get the right information to the right people to use in the right way.

 

Casey has worked across a range of industries and business environments within the agricultural sector, including government, corporates and state farm organisations. She has extensive experience in stakeholder management, strategic communication, government relations and the Rural Research and Development Corporation model.

 

Casey currently works with agribusiness clients to design and deliver communications and stakeholder engagement strategies that help them to meet their business objectives.

 

Casey grew up in Forbes, in the central west of NSW, where her father runs a successful stock and station agency. She holds a Bachelor of Science from the Australian National University, majoring in Resource and Environmental Management.

From reengineered soil to mustering drones: What’s on the innovation wish list for Western Australia’s complex agrifood challenges

With so much capacity, creativity, and conviction in Australia’s agritech ecosystem, our primary industries are turning to forums like AgriFutures evokeAG. to connect problems with problem solvers. Here, Western Australia’s (WA) Primary Industries Development Chief Scientist, Dr Ben Biddulph, asks WA’s broadacre, pastoral, and horticulture sectors to outline the big challenges impacting their industry – and their wish list for the next generation of agritech innovations.

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20 May 2024

Rethinking capitalism vs discounted solar pumps: Can we agree on a pathway to a new climate economy?

As 2030 looms, our climate is in crisis, the sustainability targets set by big business seem a mile away – and food producers are being pressured to make up the shortfall. But is on-farm action enough? Or do we need to rethink the entire system that funds agriculture? Here, thought leaders in sustainability and finance unpack the path to a new climate economy, and why – in the defining race of our time – we can’t leave primary producers behind.

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3 May 2024

More than just beaches and rainforests: Why Queensland is the perfect host for evokeAG. 2025

AgriFutures evokeAG. 2025 is heading to Queensland! Dynamic, diverse, and decentralised, Queensland’s agricultural sector is shifting gears – accelerating its transition from a powerhouse commodity producer to a powerhouse agrifood tech innovator. Here, Salvo Vitelli from Host State Partner, the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Queensland; Queensland’s Chief Entrepreneur Julia Spicer OAM and Philippe Ceulen from Brisbane-based agrifood tech VC, Mandalay Venture Partners, discuss why there’s no better place than Queensland to host evokeAG. 2025. 

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24 Apr 2024

Cellular ag pioneer, Vow, makes history as the first Australian company to launch a cultured meat product

The self-described ‘spaceship of the cultured meat industry,’ Australia’s Vow has become only the third company in the world to bring a cell-based meat product to market. Its cultured quail has received the green light from Singapore’s food regulator, whetting the appetite of the world’s culinary elite.
Vow Founder and CEO George Peppou explains how the company based in Alexandria, New South Wales, went from founding to first sales in just five years – an unrivalled achievement in a segment where many spaceships crash back to earth.

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21 Apr 2024

More than a marketing ploy: Why Macka’s carbon neutral cattle sale is a win for Australia’s red meat industry

Just another cattle sale? Far from it. Beef producer, Robert Mackenzie has hosted Australia’s first carbon neutral cattle sale. Not just a marketing ploy for his family’s paddock-to-plate enterprise, Macka’s Australian Black Angus, Robert called the sale the beef industry’s ‘proof of concept’ – evidence it is working towards its Carbon Neutral 2030 target.

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19 Apr 2024

Five truths we need to spur Australia’s agrifood producers into faster action on carbon

Carbon is the currency of modern agriculture, so it’s no surprise that attendees at AgriFutures evokeAG. 2024 were keen to know how Australia’s ag sector can overcome its stubbornly slow adoption of low-carbon solutions. As we hurtle towards 2030 (D-Day for most decarbonisation pledges both in Australia and internationally) market and regulatory pressures to reduce GHG emissions are bearing down upon the agrifood supply chain. Despite the urgency to respond, Australian producers aren’t yet flocking to low carbon production.

Here, top academics, early adopters, and sustainable livestock feed innovators share their truths on why adoption is lagging, and how we can drive faster progress.

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4 Apr 2024

Cultural IP meets capitalism: How do we ensure Indigenous innovators share the benefit?

Indigenous people have lived in Australia and interacted with country for millennia. And over this period, they’ve developed knowledge systems which have been nurtured and passed down through generations. The Western world knows such knowledge systems as intellectual property (IP). But when Indigenous cultural IP and Western business models converge, how do we ensure shared benefit?
Here, Indigenous entrepreneurs and business leaders discuss the opportunities, risks – and tremendous importance – of sharing cultural knowledge with a modern world.

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26 Mar 2024