The Scenic Rim Council have been fabulous by facilitating a Resilience Through Diversification workshop. Together with Regionality, agrifood & tourism expert Rose White, the workshop will make you think about how things can be done differently and what options might be available to you.
Rose has helped a number of businesses in the Scenic Rim region and in other parts of the country, to diversify their operations.
This workshop is for anyone farming in the Scenic Rim who feels like they need to change something to make their operation work for them or needs help to keep their business going through the tough times we’re experiencing at the moment.
The focus of the forum is to hear from keynote speakers and farmers on options for your farm business to build resilience, diversify or add value to your produce or land and to discuss pathways for collaboration and cooperation to improve viability and return on investment. The agenda includes:
Session Facilitated by Rose Wright, Founder & Managing Director Regionality. Rose is a passionate and highly respected agri-food tourism destination management and regional development professional, with industry leading experience in facilitation and strategy
David Hopper, will discuss the ins & outs of his operation - Maleny Dairies
Damien O'sullivan, Senior Extension Officer from Department of Agriculture & Fisheries will discuss the State Drought Declaration process as well as the seasonal climate outlook
Brian Coe, Client Services Officer at Queensland Rural & Industry Development Authority (QRIDA) will outline the available State Government financial and advisory support
Scenic Rim Regional Council Officers to discuss relevant details of the Scenic Rim Planning Scheme
Panel of local producers to discuss the challenges and success of their operations in diversifying within the agricultural industry.