Northern Rivers farmers have the opportunity to connect with two events focusing on the future of farming being held in the Northern Rivers in April 2018.

Byron Shire Council are seeking input from the Byron Shire farming community and have engaged Regionality to consult with farmers about future directions and challenges in the agricultural sector.

Farmers, rural landholders, share farmers and people interested in leasing farmland are invited to attend a forum at the Eureka Hall from 3pm to 6pm on Wednesday 4 April 2018. Regionality will be exploring future farming trends and opportunities, agricultural value add, barriers to making changes to farm or farming practices and how to support new farmers into the future.

To register contact Amy Colli at Regionality on 0406158910.

On Monday 9 April 2018 the National Farmer Exchange roadshow comes to Southern Cross University’s Enterprise Lab, Lismore.

Farmer Exchange is about building a place where farmers can help other farmers … no matter where they live across Australia. The Farmer Exchange is about bringing that help directly to farmers through technology and information sharing. The Farmer Exchange has been developed by Farm Table and 11 farmers from across Australia. Farmers young, old and anywhere in between, from any commodity group are invited to Southern Cross University’s Enterprise Lab from 9am Monday 9 April 2018 for light refreshments and to connect with other farmers, learn about the Farmer Exchange, the Farm Table and be one of the first to test this industry-changing service system.

At the event, Farming Together Program Director, Lorraine Gordon, will share updates on the program, funded projects and what is next ahead of the National Conference. This event is one of 14 events being held across Australia before the official launch of Farmer Exchange on Thursday 26 April 2018.

The Farmer Exchange is supported by the Farm Co-operative and Collaboration Pilot Program, Farming Together.

Booking can be made through the Farmer Exchange Facebook event.