Sprout Producer News - Autumn

In & Out Day - Ross

We have graduated our 2018 cohort and met our 2019 Sprout Producer Program scholarship recipients at our annual In & Out day in Ross this year.  It is always fantastic to see the two cohorts of farmers get together, meet, learn about each other and share some laughs over great local produce.  We welcome Minister Guy Barnett for part of the day too, where he showed his support for the small producer sector of the state, and heard some of the stories from our graduating farmers about their experience in the program and their achievements.  

(L-R: Michael Layfield, Lauren Layfield, Minister Barnett, Liz Mahnken, Tony Scherer, Michaela Lamprey, Fiona Hume)

Congratulations to our graduating cohort of 2018!!

Liz and Rick Mahnken from Summerlea Farm Tasmania

Fiona Makowski from Freshfield Grove

William Borowski from Forest Fungi Farm

Fiona Hume from Arundel Farm

Michael & Lauren Layfield from Felds Farm

Welcome to our 2019 cohort of producers!

Dave and Patrick from Simple Cider and Welling Orchard

Kate from Eska Farm

Anthony and Theresa from Old Forest Vale Farm

Mandy & Carl from Wilmores Bluff

Samara and Calum from Broadchurch Eco Farm

Fiona & Oliver from Langdale Farm

Dan & Kim from Fork it Farm

We will be sharing more in-depth stories about our current scholarship recipients throughout the next few months.  We've got the field days locked in the diary and it is promising to be a great year for all involved.  


Thanks to the Tasmanian State Government (DPIPWE), National Australia Bank, Federal Group, Harvest Launceston and Tasmanian Women in Agriculture for supporting our scholarship program and connecting with the people behind our amazing Tassie small producer sector! 

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