Kids from Grades 1 -7 in Primary School are super inquisitive - and ask all the best unfiltered questions. Sometimes however they might not know such a question existed - as they are not exposed to the same lifestyles, and same conversations as generations before them.
Farmer Gregie can lead them into new territory, and expand their minds to the previously unknown of of food production, and the work of the farmer.
Let's face it - High School kids are young adults! Their thoughts are very sophisticated. Many are starting to process actions that will impact on their life in the coming years.
It is critically important to recognise that they are now applying a level of social conscience to their decisions - more so than previous generations!
Farmer Gregie can help them in this critical developmental phase, by drawing attention to many facts of food - so often overlooked in online forums today.
As well as having now hosted in excess of 2,000 group farm tours - below is an example of the events Farmer Gregie has spoken at in recent years.
2012 - Sub-Tropical Dairies Annual Conference - Gold Coast
2012 - Rotary Club of Beaudesert - Dinner
2013 - Officially Opened the Beaudesert Show
2013 - Australian Rural and Remote Doctors Gala Ball - Brisbane
2013 - Calamvale State High School - Brisbane
2013 - Brisbane EKKA - Robotic Dairy Display daily
2014 - Ag Tech Conference - Gippsland, Victoria
2014 - Terri Cooper's Networking Breakfast, Gold Coast
2014 - Beef Up Conference - Cloncurry, QLD
2014 - Sub-Tropical Dairies Annual Conference - Coffs Harbour, NSW
2015 - Dairy WA Conference - Busselton, WA
2015 - Lely Ag Field Day - Warrnambool, Victoria
2015 - AgForce Annual Conference - Goondoowindi, QLD
2015 - Abares Outlook - Canberra, ACT
2015 - Marburg Show - Official Opening
2016 - Dairy Connect Symposium - Sydney, NSW
2016 - WA Farmers Conference - Perth, WA
2016 - Growing The Future Forum - Adelaide, SA
2016 - Pineapple Grower's Annual Conference - Yeppoon, QLD
2016 - Terri Cooper's Networking Breakfast - Portside, Brisbane
2016 - Business Women's Incorporated Luncheon - Gold Coast
2017 - Country Women's Association Annual Conference - Gold Coast
2017 - Small Business Association of Australia Conferecne - Gold Coast
2017 - Green Living - Brisbane
2018 - Kooralbyn International School - Kooralbyn, QLD
2018 - Climate Week - Brisbane State Library
2018 - Jymbilung House, Mumunjali - Beaudesert
2018 - McAuley College - Beaudesert
2019 - Brisbane EKKA - Fine Foods Pavilion
2019 - Slow Food Movement Dinner - Brisbane
2019 - Future Food - Southbank, Brisbane
2019 - RYTS Camp (Rotary Youth) - Tyalgum Tops, NSW
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Multi Award Winning Speaker and Author
Farmer Gregie is a speaker and author who has wowed audiences nationally and internationally. He has featured on TV programs such as Landline and The project, and been a regular on national radio throughout Australia, speaking into his passion for the land, dairy farming and natural health and wellbeing. He is professional, focussed and passionate and one of the most genial men I have met! I was delighted to be in the live audience in Brisbane when he was interviewed by host Gerald Pauschman on the popular program The Point TV . I have also been interviewed Live online by Farmer Gregie discussing issues of social relevance and raising consciousness. I highly recommend him as a speaker for events/conferences.
EKKA Dairy Superintendent,
Farmer Gregie is someone who is passionate about change. Either changing his or another's perception of the world and how he can make it a better place for everyone.
During the Brisbane Ekka 2013 while I was tasked as Dairy Superintendent, I met Greg (the man behind the farmer) and saw a person who was committed to putting in the effort to make a difference.
Business Women's Incorporated
In 2016, we were honoured to have Greg present at one of our forums. He spoke about the struggle Farmers are having personally, financially & mentally to run a business when the big corporations want & expect to pay less than what it costs to produce the product. Greg was so down to earth, honest & comfortable speaking in front of our Ladies. He is professional, compassionate & absolutely knows his topic, which also touched on mental health, from a personal, farmer & employers perspective. He shared the importance of history passed down from generation to generation, how to look after the land, livestock & the environment. I have also seen Greg speak personally with a very large group at his Robotic Dairy which was just a wealth of information, including the benefits of sustainable farming equaling great nutrition & better health. I highly recommend Greg to help educate & inspire a way forward in this crazy world with nothing but love & compassion.
I met Farmer Gregie whilst in my capacity as Coach Captain (34 years ) doing day tours for senior citizens and educational tours for School Children.Having a rural background, born on the land , worked on the land and for the Department of Primary Industries - I have an interest in growing food, and given that I am aware of the connection between quality food and good health, my meeting Farmer Gregie on his Robotic Dairy farm was a high point in my interests. Whether speaking to Seniors or Children he had an incredible ability to connect with people, and draw them to empathize with the ideas he was introducing to them. Many had not previously thought about where their food came from let, alone how food quality affected their health. Many of my Passengers were asking for a return visit to Gregie's farm!On Social Media I have seen Farmer Gregie handle antagonists politely and firmly without conceding ground, whilst explaining his point clearly.I now count Farmer Gregie amongst my Friends.