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FOOD & FIBRE GREAT SOUTH COAST COUNCIL POSITIONS

Food & Fibre Great South Coast is seeking expressions of interest from passionate individuals wishing to join their volunteer Council to oversee the strategic direction of the not-for-profit organisation.  Applicants will be assessed on the following criteria: Proven credibility within the industry Understanding of the various sector supply chains An understanding of agricultural education/training and […]

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Bringing Technology to the Saleyards

By Outcross Agri Services Victorian Operations Manager Peter Brooker: I’ve always loved agriculture. I’m originally from central west New South Wales, where I lived in a very agricultural based little community. From there I was a Jackaroo for two years at the Haddon Rig, where we ran merino sheep, angus cattle, broad acre cropping and […]

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International Reach

Portland’s Darren Shelden has been unveiled as the latest Great South Coast Food + Fibre ambassador. The Australian Bluegum Plantations Port and Logistics Manager is based in Portland, but also manages the Albany port in Western Australia. “Our customers are Chinese and Japanese pulp and paper companies,” says ABP Port and Logistics Manager Darren Shelden. […]

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New ambassadors announced

The Great South Coast Food + Fibre Council is unveiling its second round of ambassadors in a bid to showcase the diversity and vibrancy of the region’s agriculture sector. Food + Fibre Great South Coast Chair, Georgina Gubbins, said the ambassadors highlighted the changing face of food and fibre in the region. “This campaign is […]

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A career in agriculture can offer incredible benefits, huge lifestyle perks and enormous job satisfaction

Read about how a career in agriculture can offer incredible benefits. Will Winter-Cooke explains the huge lifestyle perks and enormous job satisfaction working in Food & Fibre in the Great South Coast.

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Diverse range of career opportunities

Growing up on a dairy farm at Glenormiston, Danielle O’Keeffe knew she wanted a career in agriculture – but didn’t want to be a dairy farmer. Read about her progression into pasture agronomy and the wide range of career opportunities available in food & fibre in the Great South Coast.

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Why is agriculture a good career choice for a young person?

Food + Fibre Great South Coast Executive Officer, Tony Ford, talks about his rewarding career in food production and food manufacturing that has spanned 35 years in Australian and international agribusiness.
There are so many opportunities in food & fibre beyond the farm gate…

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CLIMATE SNAPSHOT OF THE LAST 30 YEARS IN THE GLENELG HOPKINS REGION

Annual rainfall has been relatively stable. Dry years have occurred 13 times and wet years seven times.

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SPRING IN THEIR STEP – FARMERS LOOKING FORWARD TO GOOD SEASON IF RAIN CONTINUES

Local farmers are cautiously optimistic about the season ahead, with strong prices balanced by the need for continuing good rain. With strong prices in the sheep, cattle and dairy sectors, prospects are looking as good for those on the land as they have for some time.  Courtesy of the Portland Observer, read more here and […]

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FOCUS GROUPS IDENTIFY GAP BETWEEN PERCEPTION AND REALITY

The Great South Coast Food & Fibre Council recently contracted Meridian Ag to conduct a series of focus groups with young people working in the food & fibre sector across South West Victoria.  Participants developed an insight to the brand personality perception of agriculture in South West Victoria, as well as aided in defining the […]

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FOOD AND FIBRE COUNCIL WORKS ON AG IMAGE

The Great South Coast Food and Fibre Council is calling on the regional community to voice its opinions as it seeks to understand perceptions of agriculture. Council Chair Georgina Gubbins said an online survey had been developed in a bid to capture current perceptions of agriculture in the Great South Coast. The results would be […]

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CALL FOR LOCAL FARMERS TO SPREAD POSITIVE MESSAGING

The Great South Coast Food & Fibre Council is calling on South West farmers to spread the positive truth about our responsible and ethical practices to counter the controversial Aussie Farms map. Chair Georgina Gubbins said that these negative perceptions of farming are outdated and incorrect, and this is one of the main areas the […]

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