Farm, feast and film – stories of farm diversification
Posted on February 28th, 2017
CQ landholders will have a unique opportunity to hear successful stories of farm diversification on Thursday 16 March at a special night out in Capella.
Dining under the stars, attendees will enjoy three delicious courses, all featuring local produce, while hearing stories of farm diversification.
Fitzroy Basin Association Inc.’s Regional Landcare Facilitator Kate Urquhart said the dinner has been organised to coincide with the Future Food and Fibre conference hosted by CHRRUP from 16-17 March in Capella but is also a stand-alone event.
“Three local guest speakers from Dawson Valley Free Range in Baralaba, Freckle Farm in Mackay and Rosegum Alpacas in Springsure will share their success diversifying their farm and income.
“Whether it was through incorporating a mixed enterprise, adding alpacas or something completely unexpected… their stories will inspire you,” Kate said.
This event is proudly brought to you by the Regional Landcare Facilitator and supported by Fitzroy Basin Association Inc. through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme.
“A major highlight of the evening will be an outdoor screening of ‘Polyfaces – A world of many choices’.
“Polyfaces is a joyous film about connecting to the land. It was documented by an Australian family who spent their life savings to travel to the USA, to capture and share a style of farming that could change the way we farm forever, “she said.
The documentary follows the journey of the Salatin’s, an American fourth generation farming family dubbed the ‘world’s most innovative farmers’ by Time magazine. They do things differently to everyone else by producing food in a way that works with nature for the best results, instead of against it.
The dinner will also offer excellent networking and is a great opportunity for landholders to get together and celebrate life on the land, with a bar available for drink purchases.
Tickets are $85 per person and can be purchased from the Future Food and Fibre conference website, visit www.chrrup.org/conference-information and select register now. Tickets to the dinner can be purchased separately to the conference.
For more information on the event click here or contact Kate Urquhart on 0419 160 537.