Farm tour in virtual format

THE Limestone Coast branch of the Grassland Society of Southern Australia held a bus tour of the Mount Gambier today, giving participants an insight into a variety of the region’s local farms and enterprises.

The tour featured a paddock-to-plate experience, visits to Van Schaik’s Bio Gro, Donovan’s Dairy, Sinkhole Gin, Ardno Herefords and The Barn.

Branch president Dylan Brodie said it was the first Grassland Society of Southern Australia activity in the Mount Gambier region for several years, with recent activities curtailed due to the COVID pandemic.

Mr Brodie said there was a lot of interest from local producers wanting to join the tour.

“We’re looking at different local farms and businesses and what they mean to the area and in some cases the connections between them,” Mr Brodie said.