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Jacob Betros TNRM
Jacob Betros is the Regional Agriculture Landcare Facilitator for the
NT at Territory Natural Resource Management and also represents the
Northern Territory for the Australasia-Pacific Extension Network.
He works to identify and support opportunities for land managers and groups to develop partnerships, access funds, and build capacity and skills to manage natural resources.
He engages with pastoralists, growers, and industry, to promote and support sustainable land management practices, and facilitates the Northern Territory Soil Consortium, a TNRM initiative to bring together land managers from various industries, soil experts
and those who are involved in or have an interest in soil health and conservation.
Alan Petersen Rum Jungle Organics
Rum Jungle Organics utilizes regenerative farming methods to improve
the fertility of the soil, foster biodiversity, recycle essential nutrients, to
grow high quality certified organic papayas and bananas.
Selling direct at local Darwin markets, they believe they are not only selling organic produce but also the story of who they are and what they believe. Earth Care is their first priority when making farming and business decisions and their efforts have resulted in them winning a national biosecurity award, becoming finalists in the Telstra Business Awards, and gaining Land for Wildlife status in 2018. They are committed to education and constant learning cycles.
Moira Lanzarin Director, Coodardie Pty Ltd
Moira is a modern farmer: combining 4th generation cattle breeding heritage and a lifetime of practical knowledge and love of the land with tertiary studies in Business Law and diploma of Company Director. She manages the family company’s stud and beef operations in the Northern Territory. She has been instrumental in introducing Holistic Management to the NT and has had extensive involvement with Indigenous cattle management. Her contributions to Regional Australia are recognized by receiving the Centenary Medal for Services to Regional Australia (2003); NT Young Cattleman (2011); NT Rural Woman of the Year (Runner up 2009); and NT Young Australian of the Year (1998).
Ben Wall The Desert Fruit Company - Alice Springs
Ben Wall has lived and worked in Central Australia for 20 years. Working in the field of art with Papunya Tula and Maruku Artists as well as his own practice. Ben gained years of experience of working in Environmental/Community sustainability projects, before bringing
it all together as a founding member of Tamara Cooperative and the Desert Fruit Company
in 2012. The Desert Fruit Company is a cooperatively owned and run Date farm 70 km east
of Alice Springs and as well as growing organic dates they are also an organic growing community, made up of 15 diverse members with strong connections to Central Australia and a passion to experiment how to grow food/community and live sustainably in the arid zone.
Richard Cornish Fairfax Food Writer
Richard Cornish is an award-winning food writer, author, creative director, and events host. His vision for sustainable food events that help to create food communities and offer great experiences to guests have been part of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival over a decade through his roles as a creative director and consultant. A regular contributor to the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age’s Good Food section in which he writes the Brain Food column, Richard also writes a weekly column in the called Six Reasons to Visit. He has written four cookbooks on Spanish cuisine with Spanish born chef Frank Camorra.
Daniel Motlop Something Wild
Initially rising to fame as a professional Australian rules football player, Daniel Motlop became general manager and part-owner of Something Wild Australia in 2016. Proud of his Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage Daniel is passionate about promoting ethical, sustainable and permitted use of native Australian ingredients and has become an advocate for educating consumers on ethical harvesting of Indigenous food and Game meats. His company Something Wild is at the forefront of supplying a wide range of Indigenous, Game meats and Native herbs and Spices to restaurants across Australia.

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