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Mr. Deputy Speaker, I rise this evening to celebrate a new event in the Tasmanian calendar, particular to Northern Tasmania, agriCULTURED.
We had the pleasure across Tasmania to come into Launceston a week ago to celebrate all that is amazing about Tasmanian producers, farmers and also agri-food industry professionals, as a way to talk about what we do in Tasmania in a new way. In a way that helps people to understand opportunities to innovate, to learn, to inspire and to evolve, to build a platform and create an ecosystem of great conversations, and for advocacy and to challenge the norms and the status quo.
It is a new event. It was actually put on by Visit Northern Tasmania as a strategy to create an event in the winter season, in the cool season, but it also goes to the heart of what is important in Northern Tasmania. There are a number of features to the program.
I had the opportunity to participate in a book launch by Matthew Evans - Soil - which discussed what is most important about great production and great food production.
They had food conversations in and around the city. They had an incredible event called Landscapes of Learning. Acoustic Life of Farm Sheds was a creative way of bringing together different members of our community. Then there were producers' dinners at Grain of the Silos and at one of my favourite places in Northern Tasmania at Timbre.
Over the four days people came together to discuss large ag, small ag, and what are the opportunities to create new experiences and new opportunities with all the great produce that we create in Tasmania. There were some really solid and robust conversations across the city across different themes about growing food, using food, and securing a food system in Tasmania. One of the things I love about this is that it brought different people together and created the beginning of what I am sure will be an annual event to celebrate all that is important in Northern Tasmania.
On the Sunday morning it wrapped up with hard conversations about where to go next.
I have no doubt with all of the partners that are involved in the development of agriCULTURED that it will continue to provide a great place for good conversation, for good ideas, and to produce great outcomes to secure food safety in Tasmania, food access in Tasmania, and provide a great innovation for people to think of new ways of learning and developing products and using the great produce that we create here in northern Tasmania.
August 25, 2021 - 6:34pm
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