Growing the Hawkesbury

  • Tuesday 5 June
  • 09:00 am - 13:30 pm
  • Western Sydney University, Hawkesbury Campus (exact room TBC), Richmond, NSW, Australia
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About the Event

Are you looking for inspiration and support to help you grow your food or agribusiness?


Local growers and food manufacturers in the Hawkesbury are invited to a short workshop that will introduce ways to make your business more profitable. This workshop is designed to help you work out which path you need to take to help your business grow. You will be introduced to cutting-edge innovation tools through case studies and examples – be inspired by experts and other similar businesses who are thriving!

Case studies include:

Niche market and export - Lee Etherington, The Buchtucker Shop

Developed a range of Australian native food products and now exporting to over 50 countries.

Cooperative - Aaron Scales, Mitta Valley Beef

Pulled together 18 local farmers to collaborate to produce and market grass-fed beef under a collective brand for higher margins.

Waste to profit - Rob Watkins, Natural Evolution Foods

Invented and commercialised the production of banana flour from the waste of green bananas.

Export - Angus Borthwick, Borthwick Foods

Marketing of over 2,000 convenience food products into global export markets.


We’re planning a series of food and agri-innovation workshops, and this inspirational workshop will introduce the wide-range of programs that are available to you, such as new product development, export readiness, value adding, and how to create new products from waste. Attending this subsidised event will introduce you to the tools and options so you can work out the best approach for your business.


Growers and food manufacturers who need to break free from competitive markets or increase their profitability will benefit from attending this workshop. There will be a networking lunch after the event. Register now, places are limited.

This is a collaborative initiative between the Hawkesbury Harvest, the Hawkesbury Council, Susan Templeman MP, Food Innovation Australia (FIAL) Western Sydney University and Regional Development Australia, Sydney.


Please click here to register

For further information, please contact: Angus Crossan 0419 669 140 / angus.crossan@fial.com.au


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