Agrifooders, registration of the 2023 AFRN Conference in Tasmania is now open!
In classic AFRN style, the Conference Organisers have arranged an amazing pre-conference program and conference activities which are not to be missed. Details are as follows.
Please remember to book a place for these events when when registering if you are interested in attending them. Places are limited for some of these activities.
Details on pre-conference and conference activities
Pre-conference fieldtrip (4 December, 8.30am – 4pm)
In keeping with Agri-Food tradition there will be a pre-conference fieldtrip on Monday 4 December. We will be visiting the scenic Derwent Valley to the north of Hobart, one of Tasmania’s most diverse and fertile agricultural regions. The cost of the field trip is $110 and is capped at a maximum of 55 participants.
Our first stop will be the Westerway Raspberry Farm where we will hear about the farm’s history and farming practices. Being early December, there will be the opportunity to taste and purchase fresh raspberries as well as raspberry ice cream and their wide range of jams and preserves.
Our second and main stop for the day will be The Agrarian Kitchen located in the town of New Norfolk. With a commitment to serving organic food sourced where possible from their on-site vegetable garden, The Agrarian Kitchen showcases some of the freshest and finest locally sourced food and drink in Tasmania. On arrival, we will be given a tour of their garden. This will be followed by a three-course lunch with one matching wine. Please note that The Agrarian Kitchen is unable to accommodate for vegan, fodmap, kosher, paleo, keto, and dairy free/lactose free diets.
Welcome Reception (4 December, from 6.30pm)
Following the fieldtrip, a conference welcome reception will be held at the ‘Red Shed’, Hobart Brewing Company, located on the waterfront at 16 Evans Street. There will be a registration desk where you can collect your name badge and conference program. You can purchase a range of local beers, wines, and non-alcoholic beverages from the bar, and food is available from food trucks located on-site.
Trivia Night (5 December, from 6.30pm)
The famous Agri-Food Trivia Night will be held at the ‘Red Shed’, Hobart Brewing Company. You can purchase a range of local beers, wines, and non-alcoholic beverages from the bar, and food is available from food trucks located on-site.
Conference Dinner (6 December, from 6.30pm)
The conference dinner will be held at the Franklin Wharf Function Centre on the Hobart waterfront. The cost of the dinner is $85 for unwaged/retired/postgraduate participants and $100 for waged participants.