Farming into the Future

A full day interactive seminar on Regenerative Agriculture.

Farming into the Future

A full day interactive seminar on Regenerative Agriculture.

Reaching Out -


The issue

To engage and inspire both farmers and anyone interested in Regenerative Agriculture.


The solution

Brunswick Valley Landcare wanted to hold a seminar with influential and inspirational key speakers on Regenerative Agriculture.  We approached a current partner - The Farm Byron Bay and through their contacts we were able to make contact with key speakers on regenerative agriculture. 

We held a full day interactive seminar focusing on regenerative agriculture, drought resilience and emerging trends.  We also covered what management and marketing decisions are producers adopting to meet current and emerging social, climatic, market and environmental trends?  The speakers and panel consisted of:

  • Charles Massy, "Call of the Reed Warbler"
  • Rob Pekin, Food Connect Foundation
  • Glenn Morris, Figtrees Organic Farms
  • David Trevor-Jones, Hayters Hill Farm
  • Martin and Pam Brook, Brookfarm
  • Rob Randall, Norco
  • Hamish Mackay, Biodynamic Educator and Farmer
  • Joel Orchard, Future Feeders

MC - Charlie Arnott, Biodynamic Producer, Grass Fed Beef

The funds for the event came from the ticket price which was $45 per person and included morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. The reduced price was able to be achieved through contributions from:

  • The Farm, who provided their venue free of charge and managed the bookings and publicity through their social media pages.
  • Three Blue Ducks , who provided the catering at a reduced fee.
  • All the speakers also gave us free or reduced fees.
  • North Coast Events, who provided sound and video at a reduced fee.
  • Brunswick Valley Landcare contributed inkind volunteer hours to coordinate, publicise, back cakes for morning tea and be present on the day.  

The impact

Feedback from the day was excellent with all respondents keen to attend future events.

We reached a new section of the community from farmers on generational family farms to young people wanting to get into the farming community.   All are keen to embrace a new way of agriculture that also looks after the land and produces healthy food.   

Key facts

  • Interactive seminar on regenerative agriculture
  • Over 100 attendees
  • Follow on events planned for next year
  • Partnered with a local business to promote and further both organisations interests

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