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2021 AusFAC Events

In 2019 we were excited to advise that the 2020 AusFAC event would be moving south of the border to the beautiful Northern Rivers NSW region.

And then COVID happened. Due to restrictions of COVID-19 we had to adjust our normal schedule. Instead of running our next national event in November 2020, we moved it to March 2021 in the hope that restrictions will have eased further.

Fortunately we were able to hold a fantastic live event in the heart of Byron Bay with welcome cocktails at the award winning Harvest in the Byron hinterland. Check out the FAC Australia Facebook page for the live recording of the main event at the Byron Community Centre.

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Welcome Cocktail Party – 4 pm to 6 pm Friday 19 March 2021

We kicked off our 2021 event with some of the Northern Rivers local and native bush food delicacies, cocktails and buffet at the nationally acclaimed Harvest Newrybar while mingling with the AusFAC2021 crew, our finalists and judges.

Local innovators Flow Hive shared the success story of their innovative hive system that has helped to spread the love of beekeeping, and the future of bees around the globe. They ran the most successful Indigogo crowdfunding campaign in the history of the platform, a title they still hold. 

Harvest Newrybar offers a unique dining experience spanning across a restaurant, historic bakery and local delicatessen, giving visitors the opportunity to learn about sustainability, locality and seasonally prepared food across all districts. 

Harvest Newrybar
Old Pacific Hwy, Newrybar NSW


Pitch Finals Competition – 1 pm to 5 pm Saturday 20 March 2021

Our six finalists pitched their future food innovation to our judges to see who will be representing Australia at the global Future Agro Challenge.

In this unique pitch event, our finalists went head to head in pairs across three heats. Our judges and MC will be asked a series of questions of competitors to reveal the passion behind their innovation. In the final pitch the three winners from the heats, VertiGro, Ceres Tag and thingc battled it out for the ultimate goal of taking their innovation to the Future Agro Challenge world stage in 2022. In this round, the audience contributed their own questions.

The winner of the pitch competition InvertiGro is our Australian Agripreneur of the Year and will take their innovation and represent Australia at the Global Future Agro Challenge to compete for the International Agriprenneur of the year in 2022.

The Cavanbah Room – Byron Community Centre
Jonson Street, Byron Bay


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