Cross Pollinate 2015 tickets now open!

By Alice Percy, Sprout CEO

Tickets are now available to Cross Pollinate 2015!! 

Don’t miss out on attending this exciting event. Meet food producers and businesses, researchers, innovators, mentors and more at the two-day conference in Launceston.

Day one of Cross Pollinate 2015 includes workshops, “Feed Dating”, break-out sessions, panel discussions and a local produce dinner where you can meet the farmer and then on day two will be a field trip to visit Sprout Producers’ farms in the Tamar Valley.

The conference theme is: People, Place and Provenance. Topics include ‘Where does your meat come from?’, Agri-Tourism, using senses to track food provenance, food culture and connecting producers with consumers just to name a few. We have a vast range of speakers lined up including Bridgette Watts (24 Carrot Garden & Urban Farming Tasmania), Annette Read (Tasmanian Natural Garlic and Tomatoes), Luke Martin (Tourism Industry Council of Tasmania), Natasha Niewhof (Goaty Hill Wine), Dr Stephen Cahoon (Sense-T, University of Tasmania) and more! 

Early bird tickets are available until the end of September. Purchase your tickets at  

For discounted accommodation rates, Sprout Conference delegates just need to call 1800 030 211 &  quote group block BB # 766201 (rates from $134 as provided).

The media launch for CrossPollinate 2015 at Vermey’s Quality Meats in Sandy Bay


In the photo from left to right: Joss Fenton - 4 Business & Community (a sponsor of the Sprout Producer Program), Dr Alice Percy - CEO of Sprout Tasmania, Marcus Vermey - owner of Vermey's Quality Meats in Sandy Bay holding Tasmanian-origin stamped meat, Bec Lynd - Big River Highland Beef (Taking part in this year’s Sprout Producer Program)

Photo supplied by Claire Burnet

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