Events

Farm2Plate Exchange May 2021

Farm2Plate Exchange May 2021

Regionality, in partnership with Scenic Rim Regional Council, has announced the Farm2Plate Exchange 2021 conference to be held in the stunning Scenic Rim 18 – 19 May.

Exploring the theme ‘RENEWAL’, this change-making, agrifood networking event will bring together leaders involved in the producer to consumer value chain. It attracts an audience drawn from across Australia, working in fields of agriculture, food and beverage manufacturing, regional food distribution, regional food networks, agri and culinary tourism, hospital, economic development and policy making.

Farmers, chefs, educators and tourism and hospitality businesses, are invited to join the debate on the big ideas over two full conference days with additional masterclasses.

Adaption and Resilience

Farm2Plate Exchange 2021 will provide opportunities to network and experience hands on learning through workshops lead by industry masters, off site farm tours, panel discussions and dinners showcasing food produced in the region.

Hosted by a different region every year, the event is a platform for the development of greater knowledge and deeper understanding of solutions and better approaches to common problems from farm to plate.

In keeping with the ‘RENEWAL’ theme, Regionality Managing Director, Rose Wright, said the Scenic Rim, in South East Queensland, was a natural choice to host for Farm2Plate Exchange 2021.

“For many years, the people of the Scenic Rim have demonstrated great resilience and community spirit after facing more than their fair share of adversity. In the face of drought, devastating bushfire and floods, and now Covid-19, this remarkable region has shown enormous optimism,” she said.

The Scenic Rim

The Scenic Rim is set in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range and surrounded by World Heritage listed national parks an hour south of Brisbane and an hour inland from the Gold Coast.

Scenic Rim local dairy farmer and agritourism operator Kay Tommerup will be speaking at this year’s event and said it is a privilege for her family to be hosting some of the on-farm events and a local produce dinner at the family property.

Farm2Plate Exchange 2021 will highlight the Scenic Rim’s growing reputation as a clean and sustainable food producer and a fascinating agritourism destination. Many businesses in the region have flourished over the past decade after taking part in agritourism business development programs with Ms Wright.

Take a look for yourself: Scenic Rim Showreel

For more information on the Scenic Rim, please go to Visit Scenic Rim

Keynote Speakers

Some of the keynote speakers at this unconventional convention include:

  • Joel Salatin, American farmer
  • Matthew Evans, Fat Pig Farm
  • Bruce Pascoe, indigenous author
  • Charles Massy, regenerative farmer and author
  • Kate McBride, fifth generation grazier
  • Barbara Sweeney, food writer
  • Christine Manfield, chef and writer
  • Dr Mirjana Prica, Food Innovation Australia Limited
  • Dr Georgina Davis, CEO Queensland Farmers’ Federation
  • Laura Dalrymple, Feather and Bone Providore

Providing a comprehensive range of regional and business development services, Regionality proudly supports farmers, individuals, organisations and communities throughout Australia.

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