“Innovation – a new idea; creative thoughts; the application of better solutions that meet new requirements or existing market needs.”
A recent seminar for local growers and others hosted by DAF at the wine college in Stanthorpe had Innovation as the theme of the presentations. An interesting array of speakers addressed the 30-40 strong gathering with topics ranging from cold-pressed juice to overseas study tours, water storage, finance, and drone technology on farms.
Two very inspirational speakers spoke about their overseas study tours conducted as a part of their involvement in cropping and being selected for their respective areas of interest in the hort sector.
An informative day for all was followed by lunch and the chance for some networking.
It is hoped that more of these days will happen soon, with acknowledgment to Clinton McGrath, Justin Heaven, and Laura Carman from DAF for hosting this latest gathering where local growers and industry can meet and share ideas.
These are important opportunities, particularly with the current drought, for everyone to get involved and learn how to cope and become more resilient in the short and long term when dealing with the effects the drought is having on their livelihoods.