Conference tours

The organising committee in partnership with the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture and the University of Tasmania’s School of Land and Food are pleased to offer six diverse and exciting technical tours during the conference.

When registering for the conference, please indicate which tour options you wish to join. Registrations open soon…

Tour 1: North-east tour

Half-day: Tuesday 9 January 2017 (light refreshment included)

Full-day: Wednesday 10 January 2017 (lunch included)

These tours will take you to Tasmania’s North-east agricultural region, and allow you to hear first-hand from some of Tasmania’s innovative and specialist agricultural producers. This region is renowned for its wine, dairy and essential oils industries, and of course its golf courses! 

Tour 2: North-west tour 

Half-day: Tuesday 9 January (light refreshment included)

Full-day: Wednesday 10 January (lunch and refreshments included)

These tours will take you to Tasmania’s North-west agricultural region, where it will become instantly apparent that the rich volcanic soil is ideal for a diverse range of agricultural activities. You don’t need to go far to tantalise your senses with cider, berries, vegetables, prime beef and dairy.

Tour 3: Midlands Tour 

Half-day: Tuesday 9 January (light refreshment included)

Full-day: Wednesday 10 January (lunch and refreshments included)

These tours will take you to Tasmania’s Midlands agricultural region, which until fairly recently has been known for its low, dry landscapes. Midlands sheep grazing properties are famous for superfine Merino wool, often attracting world-record bids at auction. Join us on this tour to discover how irrigation has transformed this region.

Forage to feast workshop

Half-day: Tuesday 9 January 2017

A ‘forage to feast’ half-day workshop option, facilitated by Ben and Sally Milbourne has been made possible through support from the Tasmanian State Government’s healthy eating/lifestyle initiative run by Calita Bo Gregg.

The workshop will be capped at 20 participants who will forage for locally-grown produce, design a menu around the naturally-sourced ingredients, and prepare, present and consume their culinary delights.

Please note the cost of the tours and half-day ‘forage to feast’ workshop is included in your conference registration. Partners wishing to join the tours or workshop, but not register for the full conference will be required to pay $50/head for both the half-day and full-day options.

To find out more about Tasmania’s diverse and exciting tourist destinations visit our Local attractions page.

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