Tours

Tours are included with every Innovation Generation ticket! Attendees can choose to attend one of the following tours:

John Deere

Experience a unique behind the scenes look at the workings of the national headquarters of John Deere in Australia, a 4 hectare site at Crestmead.

A mini-festival will feature Precision Ag, the JDL Training Centre, Connected Support and a close look at the newest machines to come in from the USA.

Hear direct from the John Deere leadership team about the company’s plans for the future of ag in Australia.

Spots are limited on this special tour, don’t forget to put your name down on Day 1 of Innovation Generation to secure your place.

Sugarcane harvest

With the Rocky Point sugarcane harvest just around the corner, local cane growers will be your expert tour guides. You will visit a cane field, check out the machinery used at harvest time and visit the plant of one of the innovative value-add products, sugar cane mulch.

Take a deep dive into the opportunities and challenges faced by today’s Australian cane growers.

Click below for an introduction to the sugarcane industry.

Balter Brewery

Take an in-depth walk through behind the scenes of the Brewery showing the journey great Aussie malt barley comes to life as Balter craft beer.

You will see the full brewing process, a tasting paddle of four styles of beer and a couple of surprise along the way!

Baking for non-bakers

The Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre will take you to the historic Gold Coast Bakeries site to provide an understanding of the theory and practice of baking, with hands-on experience in bread production techniques and end-product evaluation.

Participants will gain an understanding of what types and quality of grain make the best flour. Stages in the baking process, machinery used in commercial bread making and product quality assessment are all covered in a unique learning experience.