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Listen to next generation farmers and ask them questions
Most Australians have never been to a real working farm or even talked to the people and farmers who grow and raise the food that we eat every day. Research has discovered that around 88% of residents across our region have also actually never bought food directly from a farmer!
Now you can join in the heart of their food bowl and in conjunction with local farmers, you can learn about the amazing work, vision and challenges of the new farming generation and find out how to get involved.
At the event, you will be provided with a light locally sourced supper and the then it will be all about farming - The Next Gen: plus a film screening plus a panel discussion.
Produced by The Cardinia Food Movement, the event will be held on Sunday 16th December 2018, from 4:30 pm until 7.00 pm. The venue for this occasion is Bunyip Hall, 38 Main Street, Bunyip.
The cost is $12 to $18and you can make your bookings here.
There will be a panel of great next-generation farmers:
Sallie Jones, co-founder of Gippsland Jersey, the dairy company that has put a fair price for farmers front and centre of their business.
Gippsland Jersey have bypassed the large milk processors allowing Gippsland Jersey to make sure a fair price is paid to farmers, giving consumers a real choice when buying their milk and products.
They also return a portion of the profits to the Gippsland farming community, as well as helping to support the mental and emotional wellbeing of dairy farmers who may be currently struggling.
Claire Templeton of Square Mile Meats - a sixth-generation farmer who has an ethos of care for the land, animals and people.
Square Mile Meats run a herd of Angus cattle on Claire's family property located in Nar Nar Goon, Victoria. Here they have a large annual rainfall and rich, heavy clay soil. These are a great aid to growing potatoes and asparagus and it is an ideal environment to produce grass fed, hormone free beef.
Additional Event Details At the event, there will be compostable plates and cups, however, if you have the time, please bring your own so that organiser can save on waste!
There will be a screening of the groundbreaking US documentary Farmland, which will last for 45 minutes and this will be followed by a farmer panel discussion. During these discussions, the audience will be invited to ask their questions and answers from the next generation of innovative and passionate local farmers!