Project CRAFTED – Agritourism Workshop Resources

Thank you for attending our Project CRAFTED Agritourism workshops! Please check back to this page regularly as we are continuously updating this resource guide.

Project CRAFTED: Food Tourism Conference – July 2023

Recapping FAN’s Inaugural Food Tourism Conference: A Celebration of Culinary Journeys

In a delightful convergence of flavours, travel, and expertise, the Food Agribusiness Network held its inaugural Food & AgriTourism Conference in July 2023. This half-day event brought together leading national and international food tourism experts to share their insights into the art of crafting captivating narratives that highlight the unique essence of various regions. The conference proved to be an insightful and networking-filled experience, catering to producers, tourism operators, regional tourism bodies, and local government authorities alike.


Workshop Resources

Insurance for Agritourism

The following presentation by Lachlan Stretton, Director at KBI Insurance focuses on the exciting intersection of agriculture and tourism and how insurance plays a vital role in this thriving sector.

Project CRAFTED: "Ripe & Ready"- Advanced Agritourism Workshop - February 2024

Presented by Josh Donohoe of Creative Tours and joined by;
Andrew Fairbairn – Visit Sunshine Coast
Brent Chong – Visit Noosa
Jenny Lawson – Successful Grants
Jennifer Swaine – The Comms People

Josh and fellow presenters led a transformative workshop for established businesses in the food and agribusiness sector, aimed at enhancing their agritourism experiences.

Covering the pivotal stages of travel—Dreaming, Planning, Booking, Experiencing, Sharing—participants were equipped with targeted strategies and insights from industry experts to captivate the tourism market.

Storytelling: How do you tell your story?

Storytelling is crucial in agritourism, transforming visits to farms into engaging experiences that connect visitors with the land and its caretakers. It shares the heritage, practices, and life of rural communities, enriching understanding and appreciation for agriculture. Beyond entertainment, it educates on sustainability, supports local economies, and fosters community bonds. Through storytelling, agritourism offers a meaningful, immersive journey into the essence of rural living and farming.

Advance Queensland Media & Storytelling Resource Kits

“The best way to spread the innovation message is if our entrepreneurs and innovators tell their stories.”

To support Queensland’s businesses, Advance Queensland has produced the Media release resource kit (PDF, 2MB) and the Storytelling resource kit (PDF, 1.4MB)

"Seed to Sprout" Agritourism Workshop Resources

Other FANtastic Resources

Guide to agritourism planning

Agritourism glossary

 Paving the way for successful development applications

 How to list your business on Australian Tourism Data Warehouse

 A guide for farmers planning to diversify

Grains biosecurity fact sheets

Online booking software designed to help operators and resellers globally save time, get connected and ultimately grow their business.

The all-in-one booking solution and business management platform that makes it easy to operate your tours, activities, rentals and attractions. Built to scale with your business, from local shops to enterprise operations.

Host with Farmerstays
Explore, Book & Stay on Farms in Australia | 1% For The Environment I Australian Owned & Operated

Sunshine Coast Council has partnered with GrantGuru to assist community and business groups, along with local businesses, to find grants and funding opportunities.

This free Funding Finder allows you to search for available grants to help grow your business or project. This platform can help you plan your approach to sourcing funding, and manage your funding searches.

With thanks to…

This Project has been funded by the Queensland Government through the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

This Project also leverages work undertaken as part of funding from Advance Queensland Regional Futures Collaborative Project Fund – and will deliver on key priorities identified in FAN’s Regional Action Planning Process undertaken in late 2022.  

This Project has been developed in partnership with Visit Sunshine Coast and in collaboration with our regional partners including Sunshine Coast Council, Noosa Council, Moreton Bay Regional Council, Gympie Council, Tourism Noosa, Moreton Bay Region Industry and Tourism, Regional Development Moreton Bay and Regional Development Wide Bay.

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