Eventfutureproof you

women in agribusiness

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.

Moss Vale & Rural Chamber of Commerce is hosting this action packed event featuring Keynote Speaker Dr Patrice Newell author of “Who’s Minding The Farm? In this climate emergency”. Patrice will talk about the benefits of embracing innovation and sustainability to improve agricultural systems.

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, 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 hosted by Suzannah Cowley, and be joined by:

  • Janie Forest – Coolawarra Alpacas, Councilor, Royal Agricultural Society of NSW, successful exhibitor nationally, specialised in research & development of Alpaca fleece for emerging commercial production,
  • Brigid Kennedy – The Loch, thoroughbred breeder, and
  • Lizzie Buscaino – Piccolo Farm, organic vegetable and edible flower grower.

During Session 1 Carli Phillips wellbeing guru and Katrina Sparke of Redleaf Farm, a small-scale sustainable mixed family farm, hosted by Catherine Shields 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 general 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, available through Southern Region Business Enterprise Centre, will explain how to access free business advisor programs such as Entrepreneurship Facilitators, Business Connect and ASBAS Digital, and how they can assist you.

Date: Friday 9 October 2020
Time: 10:30am to 3:00pm
Where: The Loch, Berrima
Cost: $39.00 per person
Includes: Lunch and Free Livestream (11:00am to 2:30pm)