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Diversify your farm output, and develop agriresilience! The Keynote speaker—Tom Abbottsmith Youl a diverse, regenerative farmer from Tom’s Paddock in Glenburn. Tom is an inspirational speaker—after hearing him you will have lots of ideas to apply to your own enterprise.
Malcolm Cock from Farm Dynamics will run a half hour session before lunch discussing farm business planning. Malcolm has had a long career in beef, sheep & goat farming who nowadays helps others develop their agribusinesses through his consulting company.
Lunch will also feature a tour of the Leongatha Community Garden.
The afternoon program will feature local farmers who have a diversified their farm produce. They will answer questions forum style from interested potential diversifiers.
Amelia Bright from Amber Creek Farm and Sawmill who produce pasture raised pork, which is sold locally. Nadine Verboon from Wattlebank Park Farm a dairy farmer who diversified into beef, pork and smallgoods Ilan Goldman from Mirboo Pastured Poultry, who range rears and markets Sommerlads' Poultry breed of chicken Meg Parkinson from Annies Free Range Eggs. Meg is also heavily involved in Victorian Farmers Federation and egg industry. Bronwyn Brandon from Prom Country Cheese, who milks sheep and makes and markets sheep’s milk cheeses These farmers will discuss their enterprises and the rewards for food producers who make their own opportunities.