This exciting event includes a line-up of Agribusiness & Equine industry innovators who will inspire Women In Agribusiness to ‘futureproof you’ and your business, especially relevant in a post Covid economy.
The Keynote Speaker, Dr Patrice Newell, is a former television reporter and newsreader turned sustainable land manager, agricultural innovator, researcher and author. Patrice will share with event attendees and online viewers highlights of her journey and vision detailed in her latest book ‘Who’s Minding the Farm? In this climate emergency’. She is passionately dedicated to developing and sharing information about the importance and benefits of improved agricultural systems, including innovations, in this era of rapid climate change. Attendees will be able to purchase Patrice’s book at the event and have it signed.
Attendees and online viewers will learn more methods of how to build resilience from other special guests including Samantha Hayes – Mirrool Creek Lamb, creating a lamb brand and getting the product to market, and Katrina Hill – Far Ago Hill Wines, creating a quality wine tasting Agritourism experience, who will each present a case study. All three speakers will participate in the Q&A panel discussion in Session 2 and be joined by Janie Forrest – Coolawarra Alpacas, agricultural show exhibitor and champion of fleece and emerging meat market export sales, Brigid Kennedy – The Loch, Thoroughbred breeder, and Lizzie Buscaino – Piccolo Farm, organic vegetable and edible flower grower.
During Session 1 wellbeing guru Carli Phillips and Katrina Sparke of Redleaf Farm, a small-scale sustainable mixed family farm will provide tips and advice on health and wellbeing, in particular mental health, and how to build personal resilience.
In terms of farmers diversifying into Agritourism to supplement their income, Wingecarribee Shire Council will explain what opportunities exist under their Rural Tourism Policy and should you start an Agritourism business Destination NSW will explain how you can promote the experiences you offer. TAFE NSW will provide an overview of what agriculture and equine and business qualifications and skills training is available. Service NSW will explain what services are on offer to assist farmers and Agritourism operators. A Business Connect advisor through SRBEC will explain how to access FREE business advisor programs and how they can assist.
We are delighted that Wendy Tuckerman MP, Member for Goulburn will officially open the event.
You can either attend the Covid safe outdoor event at The Loch, Berrima, $39 per person (adults only, no children under 18 years permitted) seated in a marquee including tea & coffee on arrival, a sumptuous lunch, and afternoon tea with a selection of scones, purchase own drinks, or join a free livestream via Zoom, with breakout networking, or FaceBook Live.