Queensland farmers looking to capitalise on the opportunities that agritourism could provide are encouraged to attend the national agri-food networking event Farm2Plate Exchange run by agritourism and agri-innovation experts Regionality from 18-19 May 2021.
Supported by the Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF), Farm2Plate Exchange is being held next year in Scenic Rim, and will provide an exciting platform for idea exchange between people working in food, farming and agritourism throughout Australia.
QFF CEO Dr Georgina Davis who is speaking at the event, said food, fibre and foliage experiences were being increasingly sought after as consumers desire to better understand where their produce comes from, learn how it is created and experience the environment where it is made.
“Many of Queensland’s farmers are embracing new agribusiness ventures and agri-innovations which are adding value to their produce with a growing network of agri-processing occurring on-farm,” Dr Davis said.
“In addition, farmers are becoming increasingly tech-savvy, strengthening new direct marketing and sales to consumers through new online platforms, agritourism and agri-experiences.”
“The Farm2Plate Exchange will give farmers looking to diversify and take a more active role in the producer to consumer value chain an opportunity to exchange ideas and learn from others through a variety of insights and experience.”
“This year’s event, has the theme of ‘renewal’ and is aligned with ideas of adaptation and resilience; we want people to think differently about how they approach the concept of farm to plate and the connection between agriculture and consumer, particularly in a regional context.”
For more information about the Farm2Plate Exchange and to purchase your ticket, visit: www.regionality.com.au/farm-2-plate-ex-2021.