In March this year, I had the privilege of speaking at the Future Whenua Summit in Southland.
The inaugural Future Whenua Summit, an innovative 3-day educational event organised by Zeb Horrell, was held on the banks of the Mataura river on Zeb’s family sheep farm, The Montana Flat in Southland.
The theme of the weekend was Future Whenua with talks about the practices that could (and perhaps should) shape our landscapes in a vibrant future with significant economic opportunities to be seized. It was a of gathering rural leaders as well as those on the cutting edge.
I spoke about the opportunities for farmers to diversify into agritourism with some case studies of successful agritourism entrepreneurs.
To learn more about this event, go to: https://futurewhenua.co.nz/