The popular Hort Connections Farm Tours are returning to Hort Connections 2022, and this year’s tour of local industry sites promises to be a valuable excursion for any grower looking to broaden their perspectives about production in our sector.

AUSVEG will be running the off-site tours on Monday 6 June before the official Welcome Reception kicks off Hort Connections 2022, giving delegates a chance to start their Hort Connections experience with some time in the field.

These tours – proudly sponsored by the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) – are a must-attend event for growers and industry members, affording delegates to tour the Brisbane Markets with included breakfast and refreshments, as well as travelling to leading Queensland horticulture producers’ farming operations.

There will be two farm tours – the Northern Farm Tour and Western Farm Tour. To conclude the tours, delegates will be chauffeured back to the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC).

Northern Farm Tour

Starting at 6am, delegates will depart from the BCEC to the Brisbane Markets for a tour and breakfast.

The two farms featured for the Northern Farm Tour are Bunya Fresh – a snacking tomato greenhouse facility in Yandina – and Green Valley Fingerlimes in Beerwah.

Delegates will also receive a tour of the Maroochy Research Facility in Nambour, where lunch and a speaker session will be provided.

Tour-goers will return in time for the official conference opening at 4.30pm at the BCEC.

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Western Farm Tour

Also departing at 6am from the BCEC, the Western Farm Tour will kick off with a full tour of the Brisbane Markets, including breakfast.

Following the tour of the Brisbane Markets, the bus will stop at leading Queensland vegetable grower business Moira Farming in Forest Hill.

We are pleased to announce the lunch and speaker session will take place during a tour of Boomaroo Nurseries’ newly established, state-of-the-art facility at Southbrook.

This tour will arrive back at the BCEC in time for the Hort Connections 2022 Welcome Reception.

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