2015 Innovation Trail

The 2015 Innovation Trail was a collaborative series of events which engaged landholders with opportunities to experience a range of emerging approaches to agriculture and food processing.  In an effort to encourage farmers and landholders to consider business models such as paddock-to-plate enterprises, niche crops and agro-tourism, the community were invited to a series of free farm tours.  These were hosted by businesses that have embraced an alternative business model such as Kolophon Capers – a local business that grow and sell a limited crop of premium capers, securing sales with many top chefs and restaurants around Australia.

During the week of events, a conference style event was held at the Riverland Field Days site, engaging speakers to talk about the factors that need to be considered in order to consider an alternative approach.  Audio recordings from many of these presentations will be available shortly.  Please check back again soon.

The Innovation Trail was a collaborative project, run in conjunction with Riverland West Landcare, Renmark to Border LAP, Loxton to Bookpurnong LAP, Mid Murray LAP and the Berri Barmera Council, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme and the South Australian Murray-Darling Basin Natural Resources Management Board.