Hi everyone. I’m Jess Fealy. For those of you who don’t know me, my hubby and I farm at Blue Sky Produce over in Mareeba.I just wanted to encourage you all to come to this year’s Future Agro Challenge events. So I’ve been involved with the event for the last four years. It’s an Australian national competition, which is hosted here on the Atherton Tablelands, which is a pretty awesome thing in itself. But also it’s an amazing event to get along to. So it’s one of the only pitch competitions in the world that’s hosted on-farm and it feeds into a global competition so the winner of this pitch competition gets to win an expenses-paid trip over to the global agripreneur summit, so last year that was held in Turkey and this year in Greece so it’s a pretty big deal.
And also you get to see some of the best up and coming kind of ag food, food tech businesses in Australia as they battle. And it really is a battle. It’s totally different to other pitch competitions where the contestants have to answer some questions in front of an audience and the judging panel. So they don’t just roll out their pre-prepared spiel. You really get to know them and understand the process that they’ve gone to for building their business.
So it’s a really exciting event to come along to. Skybury is a terrific venue and I’m sure there’ll be amazing food. So make sure you jump online to the Future Agro Challenge Australia Facebook page or website and get your tickets. I’ll see you there!