Learn From The Best

The Big Tent is a cornerstone of the Huon Small Farms Expo experience. The giant marquee brings together the public with the experts during a range of seminars across the day tying in with each years theme. The Big Tent features world-class speakers with years of qualification and experience, covering diverse disciplines.

sally wise

For 2016 the speakers covered ‘Bringing in the Harvest’. Headlining the 2016 line up was renowned Tasmanian cookery teacher, author and ABC presenter Sally Wise. She was joined by permaculture expert Celia Leverton, Dr Jess Coad of the Livestock Biosecurity Network and Dr Tim Jones of Willie Smiths Cider. The Huon Producers Network also hosted a Q&A regarding their proposal for a white meat abattoir.

2015’s headline speaker was Matthew Evans, famed for his SBS series The Gourmet Farmer. He was joined by Steven Joyce of NRM-South, permaculture expert Celia Leverton, sheep breeder Barry Calderbank and a range of local cider producers.