WHO’S IN­VOLVED

Pro­duc­ers

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GOORALIE PORK: A mixed farm­ing prop­erty sit­u­ated near Goondi­windi. They pro­duce and de­liver free range pork to the con­sumer.

SUN­PORK: Owned by three Queens­land farm­ing fam­i­lies who all have a long as­so­ci­a­tion with the pork in­dus­try.

BARAM­BAH OR­GAN­ICS:

100 per cent Aus­tralian-owned com­pany, com­mit­ted to pro­duc­ing high-qual­ity, or­ganic-cer­ti­fied dairy prod­ucts.

KAR­BUL­LAH LAMB:

Fo­cused on pro­duc­ing merino sheep in the Goondi­windi re­gion.

YAGABURNE BEEF: Strives to con­sis­tently pro­vide flavour­some, top-qual­ity beef, whilst main­tain­ing the in­tegrity of their cat­tle and the sus­tain­abil­ity of the land.

WOOD­SPRING FARM: A small fam­ily cat­tle farm in In­gle­wood.

IN­GLE­WOOD FARMS:

In­gle­wood Or­ganic Chicken is a lead­ing pro­ducer of or­ganic free-range chicken.

QUALI­PAC: An Aus­tralian owned farm­ing en­ter­prise that spe­cialises in grow­ing, pack­ing and sup­ply­ing pro­duce through­out Aus­tralia and over­seas.

AJD FARM­ING: A fam­ily owned en­ter­prise lo­cated near Ye­lar­bon pro­duc­ing a wide va­ri­ety of crops in­clud­ing pulses such as black eyed peas and azuki beans as well as ce­real crops.

COOL­MUNDA OLIVES: An or­ganic crop of olives, lo­cated near In­gle­wood.

LEVEN K LAVEN­DER FARM:

Only 11km from the town of In­gle­wood. Wan­der through the laven­der farm to ex­plore the unique laven­der shop full of good­ies, or watch the on-site dis­tillery at work. GOONDI­WINDI COT­TON: A

guided tour tak­ing in farm­ing, his­tory, wa­ter and fash­ion of Goondi­windi.

LORI AND ROBERT MACKAY:

Lo­cal farm­ers with a pas­sion for horses.

A trip to their farm will in­clude a unique wel­come, a great dis­play of horse­man­ship, work­ing cat­tle dogs and a

mag­nif­i­cent morn­ing tea on the McIntyre River. MAC­IN­TYRE BROOK EX­TRA VIR­GIN OLIVE OIL: Olives grown along the banks of the Mac­in­tyre-Brook River by Meron fam­ily.

HU­MAN BEAN CO: Beans grown un­der the sun. They are pas­sion­ate about sus­tain­able farm­ing, from crop ro­ta­tion to GMO-free seeds.

HAYES SPRAY­ING: A lo­cal man­u­fac­turer of agri­cul­tural equip­ment, used ex­ten­sively both in Aus­tralia and be­yond. Hayes has held the record for the world’s long­est sprayer since 1991.

GOANNA TELEME­TRY: A com­pany owned by a group of agron­o­mists, elec­tron­ics en­gi­neers and com­puter pro­gram­mers that are de­vel­op­ing sens­ing equip­ment for agri­cul­tural ap­pli­ca­tions.

IN­FARM: An ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence and tech­nol­ogy com­pany fo­cused on agri­cul­ture. Cur­rently the team has de­vel­oped a drone to trac­tor fal­low weed so­lu­tion, that will help min­imise chem­i­cal.

WHETSTONE OR­GAN­ICS: A fam­ily run cer­ti­fied or­ganic busi­ness in the In­gle­wood area on the Mac­In­tyre Brook.

For al­most 80 years, four gen­er­a­tions of the fam­ily have made these prop­er­ties their home, farm­ing with pride, in­tegrity and aware­ness that will en­sure the long term vi­a­bil­ity and health of the prop­er­ties. SMITH­FIELD CAT­TLE CO: A

fam­ily owned, cat­tle op­er­a­tion, grow­ing and mar­ket­ing cat­tle both do­mes­ti­cally and in­ter­na­tion­ally.

JO­JOBA NAT­U­RAL: They grow jo­joba and run the plan­ta­tion un­der best prac­tice guide lines for en­vi­ron­men­tal sus­tain­abil­ity.

Their aim is to use our jo­joba to pro­duce skin care prod­ucts, free from ar­ti­fi­cial colours and preser­va­tives. CARPEN­DALE COM­MODI­TITES:

Spe­cial­is­ing in bulk trans­port of grain, fer­tiliser, gyp­sum and ma­nure.

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