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Enterprises For Small Farms

  • 2 May 2021
  • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Tarago
  • 9

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What types of enterprises might suit your small rural block? Want to do something a bit alternative? How might you research and develop your idea? Is it possible to run a business on a small farm while protecting the natural resource base? 
 
At this workshop we will discuss starting a small farm enterprise and hear from farmers who have done just that.

The topics include:

  • What to consider when choosing an enterprise for your small farm.
  • Identifying regulatory constraints (animal welfare, environmental, biosecurity, food safety and weeds)
  • Physical constraints - land capability and climate
  • Personal constraints and opportunities
  • Regional and local planning and what impact it might have on you.
  • How to find out about council regulations and planning controls.

The format of this workshop will include time to network and learn from farmers in our area about running a business on a small farm.

Our farmer speakers will share their experience of operating a business on a small farm. What are some of the pitfalls? What they wish they knew before they started. 

Our guest speakers

David Hilhorst a small farmer and NSW DPI Bushfire Recovery Officer. David has a passion for supporting people to look after their land and water so that it may provide the lifestyle, income and experiences they are seeking. He has worked for with Greening Australia, Landcare, Catchment Management Authorities and Local Land Services.  

Steph Helm from The Vintners Daughter Winery and Vineyard.

Peter and Penny Dagg from Eastern and White Dorpers.

Fiona from Bent Shed Produce.

COVID safety

We have developed a COVID-19 safety plan and will be following National COVID-19 safety guidelines for this event. A refund will be offered if you are sick and cannot attend. You can read the SFNCR COVID-19 policy here

The ticket price includes morning tea, lunch, tea and coffee. Catering will be provided by the Country Women’s Association in Tarago and funds raised from the catering will go towards their community projects.

This project is supported by the Australian Government through the National Landcare Program.

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Small Farms Network Capital Region Inc
PO Box 313
Bungendore
NSW 2621

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